Tuesday, February 17, 2004

ACM SIGGRAPH-SEAGRAPH Delegation to Singapore

posted by Alan Chalmers & Barb Helfer at http://www.cs.bris.ac.uk/~alan/SIGGRAPH/SEAsia/details.htm

Singapore 14 – 17 February 2004

Local Hosts: Singapore Chapter

SIGGRAPH Singapore
c/o Centre for Graphics and Imaging Technology
Nanyang Technological University
Nanyang Avenue
Singapore 639798
Fax: 6792 4117
Email: ashsseah@ntu.edu.sg

Figure: Visiting the venue of Graphite 2004, which will be held at the impressive facilities of Nanyang Technical University

Centre for Graphics and Imaging Technology

Started in 1989 as the Computer Graphics Centre, the Centre now, together with industrial partners, the Centre now serves as the focal point for graphics and imaging related research and development activities among the university, industry, and business. It aims to advance, promote and transfer such technology to local industry and the international community through training courses, collaboration, consultancy, seminars, and publication. Research in CGIT is conducted by faculty members, full-time and part-time postgraduate students, and undergraduate students of the School of Computer Engineering (SCE), the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE), the School of Mechanical and Production Engineering (MPE), and the School of Communication and Information (SCI).

During the delegation’s visit to the Centre, Dr KC Wong showed etails of the work that they have been dong to develop Maya tools to provide an easy interface for creative people. This work includes tools to easily animate bird flight and snakes.

Figure: (a) Dr Wong welcomes the delegation (b) showing the work on animating snakes

Alain Chesnais presented a talk “Current Trends in Computer Graphics” to staff and students of Nanyang Technical University.

Figure: (a) Alain being introduced by YT (b) the audience who were very interested in what Alain had to say, especially about the implications of future GPU developments

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