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  • Blog Post: Bringing Big-Data Dreams Down to Earth

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies You’ve probably heard a bit about big data in recent months. Chatter abounds about the enticing possibilities such prodigious data collections offer. But what, really, is in store for owners and users of big data sets? Curtis Wong knows. ...
  • Blog Post: Science Fairgoers to See 3-D Humans Digitized in Real Time

    Posted by Rob Knies The changes wrought by technology in recent years is nothing short of astounding. First, music became digitized. Now, it’s video, in all its forms. That data can be stored, comfortably and effectively, in the cloud. And many of us walk around each day with little computers...
  • Blog Post: Fitzgibbon’s Research Reaps Silver Dividend

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Research success can be characterized in any number of ways. It might be by the cleverness of an algorithm. It might be by paper citations, or product contributions, or helping to develop disruptive technologies. Sometimes, though, having a successful...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Haircuts Go Mobile—in 3-D

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Three months ago, a post appeared in this space about a SIGGRAPH 2013 paper called Dynamic Hair Manipulation in Images and Videos " href="http://www.lvdiwang.com/publications/dynamichair/index.html" target="_blank">Dynamic Hair Manipulation in Images and...
  • Blog Post: Digital Hair Manipulation Gets Dynamic

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies Had your hair cut lately? Most of us probably can answer that one affirmatively. Use a brush or comb? Well, yeah, of course. Does your hair blow in the wind? Only when it’s windy. Such simplistic questions might have you scratching your head. In...