CMSC 691V:  Visualization Techniques

Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Department 
University of Maryland Baltimore County

Autumn 1998

Time: M, W, 11:00-12:15pm  CP 207


Dr. David S. Ebert , 214 ECS ,, Phone: (410)455-3541

Dr. Penny Rheingans, 215 ECS,, Phone:(410)455-3554

This course will cover topics in visualization: scientific visualization, medical visualization, information visualization, and volume rendering techniques. The format for the course will be group discussions of papers, some lectures by the instructors, and some student presentations of papers. The grading will be based on participation in class, critical assignments, and class projects. Class projects may be done individually or in groups. Projects have the potential of leading to work that forms the basis of a Master's project or Ph.D. research topic. A partial list of topics includes the following:

Tentative Schedule

Readings: Students will read and discuss seminal and current technical research papers. A list of readings (in progress and subject to frequent update) is available here .
Textbook: None, but the following books may be useful as references.


Grades: Grades will be assigned on the basis of implementation of a visualization algorithm (10%), critical reviews of published visualizations (10%), presentation of technical paper (10%), class participation (10%), and class project (60%).


Contact David Ebert, or Penny Rheingans,