Computer Science faculty at the University of Kansas
Jim Miller joined the Computer Science faculty at the University of Kansas after working eight years in an industrial R&D group at Control Data Corporation in Minnesota. His primary area of research interest is computer graphics in general, specifically visualization and geometric modeling. He has enjoyed collaborations with individuals in a wide variety of areas including climatology, mathematics, physics, soil science, and GIS. He has recently been excited to add art to that list. He is currently involved in an extensive collaboration with the University of Kansas’ Spencer Museum of Art, working on two projects. The first uses a Storytelling metaphor to help users create personalized visual narratives using the Spencer’s database of art objects, artists, and exhibitions. The second is based on creating a 3D virtual museum model. Targeted users of this tool include both the general public (e.g., virtual museum visits) and internal (e.g., exhibition planning).