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Ken Joy

Department of Computer Science
University of California, Davis

Office:2079 Academic Surge
Phone:(530) 752-1077
Fax:(530) 752-4767
Web Page:http://www.cs.ucdavis.edu/~joy

Ken Joy is a Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of California at Davis. He came to UC Davis in 1980 in the Department of Mathematics and was a founding member of the Computer Science Department in 1983. Professor Joy's research and teaching areas are visualization, geometric modeling, and computer graphics.

He is the Director of the Institute for Data Analysis and Visualization (IDAV) at UC Davis. This Institute provides an interdisciplinary research environment where practical data exploration problems from a variety of disciplines can be addressed. Within this environment, and with his research colleagues and graduate students, Professor Joy has collaborated on over 30 publications during the past three years. He is the principal investigator, or co-principal investigator, on a number of grants which bring over $1,000,000 per year to the Institute.

Professor Joy is one of the most decorated teachers at UC Davis. He was awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award, UC Davis' highest honor in 1996, was awarded the Faculty Advisor of the Year in 1995, and has won numerous departmental and student teaching awards. His "web notes" have helped numerous students and researchers throughout the world learn the fundamentals of computer graphics and geometric modeling.

He is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the IEEE Computer Society, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). He is a participating guest researcher at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and a faculty computer scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Professor Joy received a B.A. (1968) and M.A. (1972) in Mathematics from UCLA, and a Ph.D. (1976) in Mathematics from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has worked a number of years in the computer industry, and consults regularly on computer graphics, massive data visualization and geometric modeling.

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Bin-Hash Indexing: A Parallel GPU-Based Method For Fast Query Processing

Bicubic Subdivision Surface Wavelets

Boundaries of Trivariate Solids

Visualization of Function Fields

Material Boundary Surfaces

Multiresolution in Interactive Texture-Based Volumes

Shell Maps

Variable Interactions in Query Driven Visualization

Accurate and Efficient Integral Surfaces in Time-Dependent Vector Fields

Query-Driven Visualization of Time-Varying Adaptive Mesh

Time and Streak Surfaces for Flow Visualization in Large Time-Varying Data Sets

Integral Curves in Adaptive Mesh Re nement Vector Fields