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Farewell to Larry Rosenblum

Gabriel , Brown University

Pages: pp. 3

In this issue I wish farewell to Larry Rosenblum, who has decided to step down from our editorial board. He has contributed to CG&A for many years, most significantly as the editor of two departments, Visualization Blackboard and Projects in VR. Both have been regular and prominent features of CG&A. Projects in VR covered both applications and theory relevant to virtual reality.

Larry is the Program Director for Graphics and Visualization at the US National Science Foundation, where he has been instrumental in developing visual-analytics programs. Previously, he was the Liaison Scientist for Computer Science at the US Office of Naval Research European Office. He has been the Director of VR Systems and Research at the Naval Research Laboratory's Information Technology Division. He also has been the Program Officer for Visualization and Computer Graphics at the Office of Naval Research, where he created research programs in volumetric modeling and augmented reality (AR). Larry received his PhD in mathematics from Ohio State University.

Besides CG&A, Larry has served on several editorial boards, including IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, ACM Siggraph Computer Graphics, and Virtual Reality. He has guest-edited special issues and sections of CG&A, Computer, and Presence on visualization, VR, and AR. He's a former chairman and the current director of the IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee (VGTC). Larry regularly serves on the program and conference committees of numerous international conferences. He's a senior member of IEEE and a member of the IEEE Computer Society, ACM, and Siggraph. Larry has received the IEEE Meritorious Service Award, and the IEEE Outstanding Contribution Certificate for initiating and cofounding the IEEE Visualization Conference. In 2008, Larry received the IEEE VGTC Visualization Career Award in recognition of his lifetime contributions to visualization.

Larry has published over 80 technical papers. In them, he's contributed significantly to mobile AR, scientific and uncertainty visualization, VR displays, applications of VR and AR systems, and the understanding of human performance in graphics systems. His research includes early contributions to the development of visualization techniques resulting in advances in physical oceanography, ocean acoustics, ocean geophysics, and ocean engineering. His research has also impacted matched-field acoustic processing and bathymetric mapping.

I thank Larry for his contributions to CG&A and wish him the best of luck in his new projects.

In the next issue, I'll introduce new editorial board members and a new department. In the meantime, enjoy the issue.

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