Broad Area Colloquium For AI-Geometry-Graphics-Robotics-Vision

NPS MOVES - Entertainment Research Directions

Michael Zyda
Chair, MOVES Academic Group
Naval Postgraduate School
Monterey, California

Wednesday, April 19, 2000
refreshments 4:05PM, talk begins 4:15PM
TCseq201, Lecture Hall B


The National Research Council report entitled "Modeling and Simulation - Linking Entertainment and Defense described a basic and applied research agenda for both defense and entertainment, with foci on technologies for immersion, networked simulation, computer-generated autonomy, and tools for creating synthetic environments. In the presentation, we examine the future of networked entertainment and its obvious implications for defense modeling and simulation. We look at the research that must be done to get there and the types of researchers and research organization that must be involved. We then look at the Naval Postgraduate School's Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation (MOVES) Academic Group's research efforts and how that organization is fulfilling the NRC's proposed research agenda.

About the Speaker

Michael Zyda is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. Professor Zyda is also the Chair of the NPS Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation Academic Group. Since 1986, he has been the Director of the NPSNET Research Group. Professor Zyda's research interests include computer graphics, large-scale, networked 3D virtual environments, computer-generated characters, video production, entertainment/defense collaboration, and modeling and simulation. He is known for his work on software architectures for networked virtual environments.

Professor Zyda was a member of the National Research Council's Committee on "Virtual Reality Research and Development". Professor Zyda was the chair of the National Research Council's Computer Science and Telecommunications Board Committee on "Modeling and Simulation: Linking Entertainment & Defense". From that report, for the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research and Technology, Professor Zyda drafted the operating plan and research agenda for the USC Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT). Professor Zyda is a member of the National Research Council Committee on Advanced Engineering Environments. Professor Zyda is also a Senior Editor for Virtual Environments for the MIT Press quarterly PRESENCE, the journal of teleoperation and virtual environments. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the journal Computers & Graphics. Professor Zyda is a member of the Technical Advisory Board of the Fraunhofer Center for Research in Computer Graphics, Providence, Rhode Island.
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