“3-D Urban Sensing and Visualization”

Wed May 27, 2015 11:00 AM

Location: A.V. Williams Building, Room 4172

Baoquan Chen
Professor and Dean, School of Computer Science and Technology, Shandong University

3-D modeling of urban environments is starting to play an increasingly important role in emerging technologies, from self-driving cars to augmented reality.

Beyond helping a human or a vehicle navigate, 3-D urban models provide a base for spatially registering otherwise chaotic urban data—both sensor-sensed and user-generated—for better mapping of urban big data.

In this talk, I will introduce our decade-long effort to acquire and model large urban environments, as well as analyze and visualize urban activities. I will also discuss future developments in this direction.

Baoquan Chen is a professor and dean of the School of Computer Science and Technology at Shandong University.

Prior to his current position, Chen was the founding director of the Visual Computer Research Center at the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and a faculty member at the College of Science & Engineering at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities.

His research interests are computer graphics, visualization, and human-computer interaction.

Chen received an NSF CAREER award in 2003 and an IEEE Visualization Best Paper Award in 2005. He served as the conference chair of IEEE Visualization 2005, and more recently SIGGRAPH Asia 2014.

Chen received his doctorate in computer science from Stony Brook University.