News Releases from 2018

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June 15, 2018

UC San Diego Computer Graphics Grad Student Wins International Award

UC San Diego 1st year computer science graduate student Tiancheng Sun has won first place in the undergraduate category of the 2018 ACM Student Research Competition. Tiancheng Sun is being recognized for work entitled “Attribute-preserving gamut mapping of measured BRDFs.”  This is ACM’s highest honor for undergraduate computer science research.  He will be the youngest recipient at the ACM awards banquet in June in San Francisco, which honors all ACM award winners (and ACM Fellows) at various career stages (up to the Turing award).

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February 20, 2018

Fur Real - Scientists Improve Computer Rendering of Animal Fur

The next computer-generated animals in King Kong or The Lion King could look a lot more realistic thanks to a breakthrough by computer scientists at the University of California. The researchers from UC San Diego and UC Berkeley developed a method that dramatically improves the way computers simulate fur, and more specifically, the way light bounces within an animal’s pelt.

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