Gregory F. Welch

Gregory F. Welch

Adjunct Professor
Florida Hospital Endowed Chair in Healthcare Simulation, University of Central Florida

(71) Ph.D. 1996, UNC-Chapel Hill. Human motion tracking systems; 3D telepresence; projector-based graphics; computer vision and view synthesis; medical applications of computers.


Gregory F. Welch is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received a B.S. with highest distinction from Purdue University in 1986 in Electrical Engineering Technology. He completed his Ph.D. in 1996 under the direction of Dr. Gary Bishop at UNC-Chapel Hill. Previously he has worked at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Northrop-Grumman’s Defense Systems Division.

His research interests include human motion tracking systems, 3D telepresence, projector-based graphics, computer vision and view synthesis, and medical applications of computers. He has co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed publications in these areas, and is a co-inventor on multiple patents. He has served on numerous program committees, co-chaired workshops, serves on the editorial board of International Journal of Virtual Reality, and is an Associate Editor for the journal Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments. He maintains an internationally recognized web site dedicated to the Kalman filter. He is a member of the IEEE Computer Society and ACM.