Foundations of Physically Based Modeling & Animation

Authors

Donald H. House, Ph.D, is Emeritus Professor and founding Chair of the Division of Visual Computing in the School of Computing at Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, USA. The Division supports Clemson's unique M.F.A. and M.S. programs and undergraduate minor in Digital Production Arts. Visual Computing encompasses a number of disciplines bearing on image making, image manipulation and image understanding within a computing context, including Computer Graphics and Visualization, Animation and Visual Effects, Computer Games, Applied Visual Perception, and Visual Storytelling. Dr. House holds a Ph.D. in Computer and Information Sciences from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer, and a B.S. in Mathematics from Union College. He began teaching a course in Physically Based Animation in 1994, while at Texas A&M University, and taught it every year since, until his retirement in 2017.

John C. Keyser, Ph.D, is Professor and Associate Department Head for Academics in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA. His research has touched on a wide range of computer graphics topics, from physically based animation to geometric modeling, GPU computations, visualization, and rendering. Dr. Keyser holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and B.S. degrees in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, and Engineering Physics from Abilene Christian University. He has been teaching the Texas A&M course in Physically Based Animation, taken by students in both Computer Science and in Visualization, every year since 2008.


Foundations of Physically Based Modeling & Animation