• C.T. Silva is with the School of Computing, 50 S. Central Campus Dr., Room 3190, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112.
• E. Gröller is with the Institute of Computer Graphics and Algorithms, Vienna University of Technology, Favoritenstr.9/5. Stock (fifth floor), A-1040 Vienna, Austria. E-mail: email@example.com.
• H. Rushmeier is with the Department of Computer Science, Yale University, PO Box 208285, New Haven, CT 06520-8285.
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Cláudio T. Silva received the BS degree in mathematics from the Federal University of Ceara, Brazil, in 1990, and the PhD degree in computer science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1996. He is an associate professor of computer science and a faculty member of the Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute at the University of Utah. Before joining Utah in 2003, he worked in industry (IBM and AT&T), government (Sandia and LLNL), and academia (Stony Brook and OGI). He coauthored more than 80 technical papers and seven patents, primarily in visualization, geometric computing, and related areas. He was papers cochair of the IEEE Visualization 2005 conference, and is currently serving as papers cochair for the IEEE Visualization 2006 conference. In 2005, he received an IBM Faculty Award. He is a member of the IEEE.
Eduard Gröller received the PhD degree in 1993 from the Vienna University of Technology. He is an associate professor at the Vienna University of Technology, Austria, and adjunct professor of computer science at the University of Bergen, Norway. His research interests include computer graphics, flow visualization, volume visualization, and medical visualization. He is heading a visualization research-group at the Vienna University of Technology. The group performs basic and applied research projects in the area of scientific visualization ( http://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/vis/). He is a scientific proponent and member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the VRVis Kplus center of excellence ( http://www.vrvis.at/) The center performs applied research in virtual reality and visualization. Dr. Gröller is a member of the IEEE Computer Society, the ACM, GI, and OCG.
Holly Rushmeier received the BS, MS, and PhD degrees in mechanical engineering from Cornell University. Since receiving the PhD degree, she has held positions at the Georgia Institute of Technology, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. She is a professor of computer science at Yale University. Her research interests include realistic rendering, data visualization, 3D scanning, and applications of computer graphics in cultural heritage. She is a member of the IEEE Computer Society.