Curriculum Vitae

Personal Information

Name Dr. Ergun Akleman
Title Professor
Contact Information Email: firstname dot lastname at gmail dot com
Phone: (979) 845 6599
Office: C 416, Langford Center, College Station, TX 77843-3137
Education
Teaching and
Administrative
Experience
Professional
Art
Experience
More than 500 cartoons are published in addition to many illustrations, articles and short stories.
  • 1997-1998: Writer and Illustrator, Cumhuriyet, Bilim-Teknik, Newspaper, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 1994-1995: Book Illustrator, Sistem Publishing House, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 1985-1986: Illustrator, Yeni Gundem Magazine, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 1986-1987: Illustrator, Cartoonist and Writer, Cumhuriyet, Newspaper, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 1985-1986: Editorial Cartoonist, Technique, Newspaper, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
  • 1983-1984: Cartoonist and Humor Writer, Milliyet, Newspaper, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 1981-1982: Cartoonist, Ses Magazine, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 1978-1980: Cartoonist, Girgir Magazine, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 1978-1979: Cartoonist, Firt Magazine, Istanbul, Turkey.
Scholarships
Memberships

Research & Creative Activities

Research
Grants
    External

  1. Synthesizing Complex Structures from Programmable Self-Folding Active Materials, NSF-EFRI-ODISSEI, $2,000,000.00 to Texas A&M University, September 1, 2012-August 31, 2016, Principal Investigators: Richard Malak, Ergun Akleman, Nancy Amato, Darren Hartl, Dimitris Lagoudas and Dan McAdams.
  2. Topological Graph Theory Revisited: With Applications in Computer Graphics, CCF 0917288, $386,663.00 to Texas A&M University, September 1, 2009-August 31, 2012, Principal Investigators: Jianer Chen and Ergun Akleman.
  3. 2006-2008, "SEARCH, Space-Eye Awareness and Reconnaissance Camera Hardware", Consortium of Autonomous Space Systems (CASS). Co-PI with Daniele Mortari from Aerospace Department. Total Award: $270,000. (3 years)
  4. 2003-2006, "Importance Based Visualization of Energy Networks via Progressive Simplification", National Science Foundation (NSF). Co-PI with Ali Abur from Electrical Engineering Department. Total Award: $200,000.
  5. 1999-2000, "Demonstration of the Use of Multimedia Electronic Information Enhancements for a Chapter Handbook CD-ROM", American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditoning Engineers (ASHRAE). PI with Frederic Parke and Jeff Haberl from Architecture Department and Malcolm Andrews from Mechanical Engineering Department. Total Award: $75,000.

    Internal (University)

  6. 2005-2006, "Acquiring a 3D Printer For College of Architecture", IEEF, Texas A&M University. PI. Total Award: $20,000.
  7. 1999-2000, "An Advanced User Interface for Monitoring and Control of the Deregulated Power Systems", Interdisciplinary Activities Research Grant, Texas A&M University. Co-PI with Ali Abur from Electrical Engineering Department. Total Award: $15,000.
  8. 1996-1997, "Interactive Artistic Rendering", Scholarly and Creative Activities Research Grant, Texas A&M University. Sole PI. Total Award: $7,500.

    Internal (College)

  9. 2005-2006, "Acquiring a Rapid Prototype Machine (3D Printer) For College of Architecture", CAF, College of Architecture, Texas A&M University. PI. Total Award: $30,000.
  10. 2005-2006, "Identification of Simple Building Blocks to Construct Complicated Large Shapes with the help of 3D Printers", College Research Council, College of Architecture, Texas A&M University. Sole PI. Total Award: $5,000.
  11. 2000-2001, "Development of Smooth Shape Modeler that Supports Subdivision Schemes and Topology Changes", College Research Council, College of Architecture, Texas A&M University. Sole PI. Total Award: $5,000.

Publicly Available
Software
  1. "TopMod: Topological Mesh Modeler" Concept Development: E. Akleman; Software Architect: V. Srinivasan. Contributors: E. Lendreneau, Z. Melek, E. Mandal, C. Evrenosoglu, X. Bei, P. Edmundson, F. Eryoldas. Released in November 2005.
  2. "Ray-Quadric and Ray Linear Implicit Modelers: Mask and InterFACES" Developer: E. Akleman. Conversion to Windows: Cem Yuksel. Released in May 2006.
  3. "Implicit Painter" Developer: E. Akleman. Conversion to Windows: Cem Yuksel. Released in May 2006.

Research Publications
- All references are in IEEE Transactions on Computer Graphics and Visualization Journal Style -

Journal Articles
    Computer Graphics Journals (Full paper peer-reviewed)

  1. Ergun Akleman, Qing Xing, Pradeep Garigipati, Gabriel Taubin, Jianer Chen, Shiyu Hu: Hamiltonian cycle art: Surface covering wire sculptures and duotone surfaces. Computers & Graphics 37(5): 316-332 (2013)
  2. Edwin Alexander Peraza Hernandez, Shiyu Hu, Han Wei Kung, Darren Hartl, Ergun Akleman: Towards building smart self-folding structures. Computers & Graphics 37(6): 730-742 (2013)
  3. Shiyu Hu, Qing Xing, Ergun Akleman, Jianer Chen, Jonathan L. Gross: Pattern mapping with quad-pattern-coverable quad-meshes. Computers & Graphics 36(5): 455-465 (2012)
  4. Ozgur Gonen, Ergun Akleman: Sketch based 3D modeling with curvature classification. Computers & Graphics 36(5): 521-525 (2012)
  5. E. Akleman, J. Chen, Y-L Chen, Q. Xing and J. Gross, "Cyclic Twill Woven Objects", Computers & Graphics 35 (2011) 623–631.
  6. E. Akleman, J. Chen, Q. Xing and J. Gross, "Cyclic plain-weaving on polygonal mesh surfaces with graph rotation systems", ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG), Volume 28, Issue 3, pp 78.1-78.8, August 2009. (Acceptance rate %18)
  7. E. Akleman, J. Chen and V. Srinivasan, "A minimal and complete set of operators for the development of robust manifold mesh modelers", Graphical Models, Volume 65, Issue 5, pp. 286-304, September 2003.
  8. E. Akleman, J. Chen, V. Srinivasan and F. Eryoldas, "A New Corner Cutting Scheme with Tension and Handle-Face Reconstruction", International Journal of Shape Modeling, Volume 7, No. 2, pp. 111-121, 2001.
  9. E. Akleman, Z. Melek and J. S. Haberl, "Function-Based Flow Modeling and Animation", The Journal of Visualization and Computer Animation, No. 12, pp. 181-189, 2001.
  10. E. Akleman, J. Chen, "Guaranteeing 2-Manifold Property for Meshes by Using Doubly Linked Face List", International Journal of Shape Modeling, Volume 5, No. 2, pp. 149-177, 2000.

    Architecture Journals (Full paper peer-reviewed)

  11. E. Akleman, O. Ozener and V. Srinivasan, Rind Architecture, International Journal of Architectural Computing, (Selected from ECAADE 2003), Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 93-106, 2004.
  12. G. V. de Velasco, N. Holland and E. Akleman, "The Challenge of Virtual Architecture", Journal of Design Sciences and Technology, Vol. 7, No. 1, 1999. ISSN 1270-0517.

    Engineering Journals (Full paper peer-reviewed)

  13. C. Y. Evrenosoglu, A. Abur, E. Akleman and O. O. Ozener, Bewley Diagrams Revisited via Visualization. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 24, No. 3, August 2009, pp. 1401 - 1407
  14. C. Y. Evrenosoglu, A. Abur and E. Akleman, Three-Dimensional Visualization and Animation of Travelling Waves in Power Systems, Electrical Power System Research, Elsevier, Volume 77, Issue 7, May 2007, Pages 876-883

    Math Journals (Full paper peer-reviewed)

  15. E. Akleman, "Twirling Sculptures", Journal of Mathematics and Arts, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 1-10, 2009.


    Full Papers in Conference Proceedings

    Computer Graphics & Modeling Conferences (Full paper peer-reviewed)
    (Full paper acceptance rate for graphics & modeling conferences such as SMI, PG or GMP is less than 40%.)

  16. P. Garigipati and E. Akleman. 2012. Duotone surfaces. In Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Symposium on Computational Aesthetics in Graphics, Visualization, and Imaging (CAe '12). Eurographics Association, Aire-la-Ville, Switzerland, Switzerland, 99-106.
  17. Q. Xing, E. Akleman, G. Taubin, and J. Chen. 2012. Surface covering curves. In Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Symposium on Computational Aesthetics in Graphics, Visualization, and Imaging (CAe '12). Eurographics Association, Aire-la-Ville, Switzerland, Switzerland, 107-114.
  18. Q. Xing , E Akleman, J. Chen and J. Gross, Single-Cycle Plain Woven Objects, Shape Modeling International, SMI 2010.
  19. E Akleman, J. Chen and J. Gross, Paper Strip Sculptures, Shape Modeling International, SMI 2010.
  20. E. Akleman, V. Srinivasan, J. Chen, D. Morris, S. Tett, "TopMod3D: An Interactive Topological Mesh Modeler" Proceedings of Computer Graphics Internation' 2008 (CGI'08),
  21. C. Yuksel, E. Akleman and J. Keyser, "Practical Global Illumination for Hair Rendering", Proceedings of the 15th Pacific Conference on Computer Graphics and Applications'2007, Pages 415-418.
  22. E. Akleman and J. Chen, "Practical Polygonal Mesh Modeling with Discrete Gauss-Bonnet Theorem", Proc. Geometry Modeling and Processing (GMP'06) , pp. 287-298, 2006.
  23. E. Akleman and J. Chen, "Regular Meshes Construction Algorithms Using Regular Handles", Proc. International Conference on Shape Modeling and Applications (SMI'06), pp. 171-181, 2006.
  24. E. Akleman, V. Srinivasan, and E. Mandal, "Remeshing Schemes for Semi-Regular Tilings", International Conference on Shape Modeling and Applications (SMI'05), pp. 44-50, 2005.
  25. E. Akleman, V. Srinivasan, Z. Melek and P. Edmundson, "Semi-regular Pentagonal Subdivisions", Proc. International Conference on Shape Modeling and Applications (SMI'04), pp. 110-118, 2004.
  26. E. Akleman, V. Srinivasan and J. Chen, "Interactive Rind Modeling", Proc. International Conference on Shape Modeling and Applications (SMI'03), pp. 23-31, 2003.
  27. C. Chan, E. Akleman and J. Chen, "Two Methods for Creating Chinese Painting", Proc. 10th Pacific Conference on Computer Graphics and Applications (PG'02), pp. 403-411, 2002.
  28. E. Akleman, J. Chen and V. Srinivasan, "A Prototype System for Robust, Interactive and User-Friendly Modeling of Orientable 2-Manifold Meshes", Proc. International Conference on Shape Modeling and Applications (SMI'02), pp. 43-51, 2002.
  29. E. Akleman, J. Chen, F. Eryoldas, V. Srinivasan, "Handle and Hole Improvement by Using New Corner Cutting Subdivision Scheme with Tension", Proc. International Conference on Shape Modeling and Applications (SMI'01), pp. 32-49, 2001.
  30. S. Skaria, E. Akleman, F. Parke, "Modeling Subdivision Control Meshes for Creating Cartoon Faces", Proc. International Conference on Shape Modeling and Applications (SMI'01), pp. 216-224, 2001.
  31. E. Akleman, J. Chen, V. Srinivasan, "A New Paradigm for Changing Topology During Subdivision Modeling", Proc. 8th Pacific Conference on Computer Graphics and Applications (PG'00), pp. 192-200, 2000.
  32. E. Akleman, J, Palmer, R. Logan, "Making Extreme Caricatures with a New Interactive 2D Deformation Technique with Simplicial Complexes", Proc. Visual 2000, pp. 165-170, 2000.
  33. E. Akleman, S, Skaria, J. Haberl, "Function Based 2D Flow Animation", Proc. Visual 2000, pp. 149-153, 2000.
  34. E. Akleman, J. Chen, "Constant Time Updateable Operations for Implicit Shape Modeling", Proc. of Implicit Surfaces'99, pp. 73-80, 1999.
  35. E. Akleman, J. Chen, "Coupled Modeling of Implicit Shapes and Solid Textures", Proc. of Implicit Surfaces'99, pp. 89-95, 1999.
  36. E. Akleman, J. Chen, "Guaranteeing 2-Manifold Property for Meshes", Proc. International Conference on Shape Modeling and Applications (SMI'99), pp. 18-25, 1999.
  37. E. Akleman, J. Chen, "Generalized Distance Functions", Proc. International Conference on Shape Modeling and Applications (SMI'99), pp. 72-79, 1999.
  38. E. Akleman, "Interactive Construction of Ray-Quadrics", Proc. of Implicit Surfaces'98, 105-114, 1998.
  39. E. Akleman, "Implicit Surface Painting", Proc. of Implicit Surfaces'98, pp. 63-68, 1998.
  40. P. Kamath, A. Chan and E. Akleman, "Compression and Accelerated Rendering of Volume Data Using Wavelet Transform", Proc. SPIE, Volume 3457, 30 "Mathematical Modeling and Estimation Techniques in Computer Vision", 1998.
  41. E. Akleman, "Implicit Painting of CSG Solids", Proc. CSG'98, Set Theoretic Solid Modeling Techniques and Applications, Information Geometers, pp. 99-113, 1998.
  42. E. Akleman, "Ray-Quadrics", Proc. Implicit Surfaces'96, pp. 89-98, 1996.
  43. E. Akleman, "Interactive Construction of Smoothly Blended Star Solids", Proc. Graphics Interface'96, Toronto, Canada, pp. 159-167, June 1996.
  44. E. Akleman, "Generalized Morphing Operations over Implicitly Represented Shapes", Proc. First Bilkent Computer Graphics Conference on Advanced Techniques in Animation, Rendering, and Visualization, pp. 143-149, August 1993.

    Computer Graphics Conferences - Education (Full paper peer-reviewed)

  45. E. Akleman, "Computer Aided Sculpting", Proc. Computer Graphics Siggraph 2006 Education Program, 2006.

    HCI Conferences (Full paper peer-reviewed)

  46. P. Buddharaju, Y. Fujiki, I. Pavlidis, and E. Akleman, A novel way to conduct human studies and do some good, Proceedings of the 2010 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), Atlanta, Georgia, April, 2010, (CHI is major conference organized by ACM-SIGHCI, which is the special interest group in Human Computer Interfaces, (Acceptance Rate: 24.5%)

    Art+Mathematics Conferences (Full paper peer-reviewed)

  47. Qing Xing, Gabriel Esquivel, Ergun Akleman, Shi-Yu, Jianer Chen, and Jonathan Gross,  Sculpting with Vertex Components, Proceedings of ISAMA 2011, Chicago, June 2011.
  48. Gabriel Esquivel, Qing Xing and  Ergun Akleman,  Twisted Developables,  Proceedings of ISAMA 2011, Chicago, June 2011.
  49. Gabriel Esquivel, Qing Xing, Ryan Collier, Michael Tomaso and Ergun Akleman, Weaving Methods in Architectural Design, Proceedings of Bridges 2011, (Connections between mathematics, art and science), Combria, Portugal, July 2011. 
  50. Y. L. Chen, E Akleman, J. Chen, and Q. Xing, Biaxial Textile Weaving Structure, ISAMA 2010– Art and Math Conference.
  51. Qing Xing and E Akleman, Function Based Color Retargeting, ISAMA 2010– Art and Math Conference.
  52. J. Miller and E. Akleman, Edge-Based Intersected Polyhedral Paper Sculptures Constructed by Interlocking Slitted Planar Pieces, Bridges 2008, July 2008.
  53. E. Akleman and V. Srinivasan, Aesthetic Beauty of Rotation, Bridges 2008, July 2008.
  54. E. Akleman, A. Kaur and L. Green, Tiled Textures, ISAMA 2008, June 2008.
  55. F. Chance, J. Truong and E. Akleman, Modeling Articulated Hands, ISAMA 2008, June 2008.
  56. B. Clark and E. Akleman, "Time Lapse High Dynamic range Photography", Proc. of ISAMA: Interdisciplinary Conference of The International Society of Arts, Mathematics and Architecture, pp. 149-158, 2007
  57. E. Akleman, O. Gonen and Y. Liu, "Modeling Polyhedra with Planar Faces and Curved Edges", Proc. of ISAMA: Interdisciplinary Conference of The International Society of Arts, Mathematics and Architecture, pp. 173-178, 2007. Ergun Akleman, Ozgur Gonen and Vinod Srinivasan, Modeling with D-Forms", Proc. Bridges: Mathematical Connections in Art, Music and Science, San Sebastian, Spain, pp. 209{216, 2007.
  58. I. Kaya, T. Akgun, A. Koman and E. Akleman, "Spiral Developables of Ilhan Koman", Proc. Bridges: Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science, 2007.
  59. E. Akleman, O. Ozener and C. Yuksel "On a family of Symmetric, Manifold and High Genus Sculptures", Proc. Bridges: Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science, pp. 145-150, 2006.
  60. T. Akgun, A. Koman and E. Akleman, "Developable Sculptural Forms of Ilhan Koman", Proc. Bridges: Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science, pp. 343-350, 2006.
  61. V. Srinivasan, E. Mandal and E. Akleman, "Solidifying Frames," Proc. Bridges: Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science, pp. 203-210, 2005.
  62. J. Yu and E. Akleman, "Video Screening," Proc. Bridges: Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science, pp. 187-194, 2005.
  63. J. Smith, E. Akleman, D. Davision and J. Keyser, "MultiCam: A System for Interactive Rendering of Abstract Digital Images," Proc. Bridges: Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science, pp. 265-272, 2004.
  64. E. Akleman, P. Edmundson and O. Ozener, "A Vertex Truncation Subdivision Scheme to Create Intriguing Polyhedra," Proc. Bridges: Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science, pp. 117-124, 2004.

    Computer Science Conferences (Full paper peer-reviewed)

  65. E. Akleman and V. Srinivasan, "Honeycomb Subdivision", Proc. 17th International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences (ISCIS'02), pp. 137-141, 2002.
  66. J. Lee and E. Akleman, "A New Image Based Lighting Method: Practical Shadow Based Reconstruction", Proc. 17th International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences (ISCIS'02), pp. 142-146, 2002.
  67. J. D. Palmer and E. Akleman, "Interactive Deformations with triangles", Proc. 17th International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences (ISCIS'02), pp. 147-151, 2002.
  68. E. Akleman, "Ray-Quadrics: A Building Block For Implicit Representations", Proc. 11th International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences (ISCIS'94), pp. 151-159, 1994.
  69. E. Akleman, "Construction of Convex and Star Shapes By Using Yontsal Functions", Proc. 10th International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences (ISCIS'93), pp. 181-190, 1993.
  70. E. Akleman, "Computer Aided Sculpting", Proc. of Bilisim'93, pp. 225-228, 1993.
  71. E. Akleman and L.F. Hodges, "Iterated Parametric Transformations", Proc. 4th International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences (ISCIS'89), pp. 341-349, 1989.
  72. E. Akleman and L.F. Hodges, "Parametric Fractal Interpolation",Proc. of ACM Southeast Conference, 1989.

    Architecture Conferences (Full paper peer-reviewed)

  73. Eric Landreneau, Ozan Ozener, Burak Pak, Ergun Akleman and John Keyser, Interactive Rule-Based Design: An experimental interface for conceptual design, Innovations In Design & Decision Support Systems In Architecture And Urban Planning, Springerlink, 2006, Part 6, pp. 433-445.
  74. J. Lee and E. Akleman, "Practical Image based Lighting", Proc. Annual Conference of Association of Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA 2002), pp. 279-288, 2002.
  75. E. Akleman, J. Chen and V. Srinivasan, "An Interactive Shape Modeling System for Robust Design of Functional 3D Shapes", Proc. Annual Conference of Association of Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA 2001), pp. 248-257, 2001.
  76. E. Akleman, J. Chen and B. Meric, "Intuitive and Effective Design of Periodic Symmetric Tiles,", Proc. Annual Conference of Association of Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA 2001), pp. 123-127, 2000.

    Architecture Conferences (Extended Abstract peer-reviewed)

  77. Gabriel Esquivel, Qing Xing, Ryan Collier, Michael Tomaso and Ergun Akleman, spülenkorb: Weaving Methods in Architectural Design, Proceedings of Acadia Regional conference. 
  78. V. Srinivasan , O. Ozener and E. Akleman, Inverted Perspective for Architectural Visualization, Proc. Computer Aided Architectural Design Futures: Learning from the Past (CAAD FUTURES 2005), pp. 21-30, Springer-Verlag/IRIS-ISIS Publications, 2005.
  79. G. G. Rice III, E. Akleman, O. Ozener and A. Naz "Caricaturing Buldings for Effective Visualization of Existing Built Structures", Proc. Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe Conference (22nd eCAADe Conference), pp. 222-227, 2004.
  80. O. Ozener, E. Akleman and V. Srinivasan "Interactive Rind Modeling for Architectural Design", Proc. Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe Conference (22nd eCAADe Conference), pp. 228-237, 2004.
  81. G. V. de Velasco, E. Akleman, "A Curriculum for Virtual Architecture", Proceedings of EuropIA'98, Paris, France, November 1998.
  82. G. V. de Velasco, E. Akleman, "Arquitectos de Virtualiada: Nuevo Mercado, Nuevo Curricula", Proc. Seminario Iberoamericano de Grafico Digital (SIGRADI'98), pp. 116-123, 1998.
  83. G. P. Vasquez de Velasco, E. Akleman, M. J. Clayton, D. House and R. B. Warden, Living in a Magazine: Alternatives in the Use of Shared Virtual Reality, Conference of the European Association for Architechural Education, Las Palmas de Cran, Spain, 1997.

    Engineering Conferences (Extended Abstract peer-reviewed)

  84. E. Akleman and J. Haberl, Demonstration of the Use of Multimedia Electronic Information Enhancements for a Chapter Handbook CD-ROM (1017 RP): 3D Modeling and Animation, www.ashrae.org/publications/2267
  85. M. Kezunovic, E. Akleman, M. Knezev, O. Gonen, S. Natti, “Optimized Fault Location,” IREP Symposium 2007, Charleston, South Carolina, Aug 2007.
  86. C.Y. Evrenosoglu, Ergun Akleman, Ozan O. Ozener, and Ali Abur, "Two Methods for Travelling Wave Visualization in Multi-Phase Power Systems: Painted Transients and Animated Pipes", The 6th International Conference on Power Systems Transients (IPST05), Montreal, Canada, June 2005.
  87. C. Evrenosoglu, A. Abur and E. Akleman, "Visualization of Electromagnetic Transients Along Transmission Lines" Power Systems Conference and Exposition (PSCE) 2004 New York City, New York, October 2004.
  88. B. Xu, C.Y. Evrenosoglu, Ali Abur, and Ergun Akleman, "Interactive Evaluation of ATC Using a Graphical Interface", IEEE Power Engineering Society (PES) General Meeting, Denver, CO, USA, June 2004
  89. E. Akleman, J. S. Haberl, F. I. Parke, S. Sakaria, H. J. Halstead and M. Andrews, "Demonstration of Multimedia Electronic Information Enhancements for a handbook Chapter CD-ROM: Overview", American Society of Heating, refrigrating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Transactions, 2002.


    Short Papers in Conference Proceedings

    Computer Graphics Conferences (Full paper peer-reviewed)
    (These were accepted as short papers. Acceptance rate around 60%, instead of 40% of full papers. They are published usually as 6 page short papers.)

  90. E Lendreneau, E. Akleman and J. Keyser, "Interactive Face-Replacements for Modeling Detailed Shapes", Geometry Modeling and Processing 2006, Pittsburg, 2006.
  91. E. Akleman and J. Chen, "Regular Meshes", Proceedings of Solid Modeling 2005, pp. 213-219, 2005.
  92. E. Landreneau, E. Akleman and V. Srinivasan, "Local Mesh Operators: Extrusions Revisited", Proceedings of Shape Modeling International, pp. 351-356, 2005.
  93. V. Srinivasan and E. Akleman, "Connected and Manifold Sierpinsky Polyhedra", Proceedings of Solid Modeling 2004, pp. 261-266, 2004.
  94. V. Srinivasan, E. Akleman and J. Chen, "Interactive Construction of Multi-Segment Curved Handles", Proc, Pacific Graphics 2002, pp. 429-435, 2002.

    Art+Mathematics Conference Workshops (Short paper peer-reviewed)
    (These were accompanying papers for workhops.)

  95. E. Akleman, J. Chen and Y. Liu, "Teaching Topologcal and Geometric Concepts with paper Stripes", Proc. of ISAMA: Interdisciplinary Conference of The International Society of Arts, Mathematics and Architecture, pp. 217-220, 2007
  96. V. Srinivasan, E. Akleman and J. Chen, "Interactive Modeling of Arbitrary Smooth Manifolds", Proc. of ISAMA: Interdisciplinary Conference of The International Society of Arts, Mathematics and Architecture, pp. 211-214, 2007


    Extended Abstracts (1-3 pages) in Conference Proceedings

    Computer Graphics SIGGRAPH Conference Sketches/Posters/Talks (Abstract peer-reviewed)

  97. Sarah Eisinger and Ergun Akleman. 2012. Teaching art and science of rendering and shading. In ACM SIGGRAPH 2012 Dailies (SIGGRAPH '12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Article 9.
  98. Ozgur Gonen and Ergun Akleman. 2012. Sketching knots. In ACM SIGGRAPH 2012 Posters (SIGGRAPH '12). ACM, New York, NY, USA. Article 24.
  99. Youyou Wang and Ergun Akleman. 2012. Turning photographs into abstract expressionist paintings. In ACM SIGGRAPH 2012 Posters (SIGGRAPH '12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, , Article 66.
  100. Youyou Wang and Ergun Akleman. 2012. Calligraphic cutting: extreme image resizing with cuts in continuous domain. In ACM SIGGRAPH 2012 Talks & Posters (SIGGRAPH '12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, , Article 49.
  101. Q. Xing, G. Esquivel, E. Akleman, J. Chen, and J. Gross, "Band Decomposition of 2-Manifold Meshes For Physical Construction of Large Structures", ACM SIGGRAPH'2011 Poster and Talk, Vancouver, August 2011.
  102. S. Yu, Q. Xing, E. Akleman J. Chen and J. Gross, Pattern Mapping with Quad-Pattern-Coverable Quad-Meshes, ACM Digital Library. SIGGRAPH'2011 (Siggraph Talk), Vancouver, August 2011.
  103. E. Akleman, J. Chen, Y-L Chen, Q. Xing and J. Gross, "Cyclic Twill Woven Objects", ACM SIGGRAPH'2010 Poster and Talk, Los Angeles, August 2010.
  104. C. Yuksel and E. Akleman, Hair Occlusion, ACM SIGGRAPH'2006 Poster and Talk, Boston, August 2006.
  105. E. Akleman & O. Ozener, Symmetric Sculptures, Visual Proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH'2006 (Siggraph Sketch), Boston, August 2006.
  106. C. Yuksel and E. Akleman, Indirect Illumination of Hair-Like Structures, Visual Proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH'2005 (Siggraph Sketch), Los Angeles, August 2005.
  107. E. Akleman, "Modeling Expressive 3D Faces", Visual Proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH'2004 (Siggraph Sketch), Los Angeles, California, July 2004.
  108. E. Mandal, E. Akleman and V. Srinivasan, "Column Modeling", Visual Proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH'2004 (Siggraph Sketch), Los Angeles, California, July 2004.
  109. E. Mandal, E. Akleman and V. Srinivasan, "Wire Modeling", Visual Proc. SIGGRAPH 2003 conference on Sketches & applications: in conjunction with the 30th annual conference on Computer graphics and interactive techniques, pp. 1-1, July 2003.
  110. E. Akleman, J. Chen and V. Srinivasan, "An Interactive System for Robust Topological Modeling of Meshes", Visual Proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH'2001 (Siggraph Sketch), Los Angeles, California, July 2001.
  111. E. Akleman, "Making Caricatures with Morphing", Visual Proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH'97 (Siggraph Sketch), Los Angeles, California, pp. 145-145, August 1997.

    Computer Graphics Conferences (Abstract peer-reviewed)

  112. Q. Xing, E. Akleman, G. Taubin and J. Chen, "Surface Covering Curves", Computational Aesthetics in Graphics, Visualization, and Imaging 2011 (CAE'2011) Poster, Vancouver, August 2011.
  113. O. Gonen and E. Akleman, "Sketch based 3D Modeling with Curvature Classification", Sketch-Based Interfaces and Modeling 2011 (SBIM'2011) Poster, (Selected and displayed in SIGGRAPH'2011 Poster space) Vancouver, August 2011.
  114. E. Akleman, J. Chen, B. Meric, "Web-Based Intuitive and Effective Design of Symmetric Tiles", First International Workshop Bridging the Gap: Bringing Together New Media Artists and Multimedia Technologists Conjuction with with ACM Multimedia 2000, Los Angeles, California, pp. 1-4, November 2000.
  115. S. Meadows, E. Akleman, "Abstract Digital Paintings created with Painting Camera Technique", Proceedings of D'ART 2000 / Information Visualization 2000, London, United Kingdom, July 2000.

    Math+Art Conference Workshops (Extended Abstract/Sketch peer-reviewed)

  116. E. Akleman, and Vinod Srinivasan Topological Mesh Modeling Workshop, Bridges: Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science 2004, pp. 661-662, 2006.
  117. T. Akgun, A. Koman and E. Akleman, Paper Sculptures with Vertex Deflection, Bridges: Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science 2004, pp. 639-640, 2006.





Technical reports
    Informative Papers Available in Web (Non peer-reviewed)

  1. E. Akleman, V. Srinivasan, Z. Melek, E. Mandal and E. Lendreneau Topmod: Topological Mesh Modeling System, Aug. 2004.
  2. C. Evrenosoglu, X. Bei, E. Akleman and A. Abur, 3D Abstract Depiction of Electrical Circuits, January 2004.
  3. V. Srinivasan, E. Akleman and J. Keyser, Topological Construction of 2-Manifold Meshes from Arbitrary Polygonal Data, January 2004.
  4. E. Akleman and A. Kaur, Tiled Textures, January 2003
  5. E. Akleman and J. Chen, Topologically Robust Mesh Modeling: Concepts, Data Structures and Operations, January 2003.
  6. E. Akleman and J. Chen, Progressive Refinement with Topological Simplification, January 2003.
  7. E. Akleman, L.F. Hodges and R. M. Mersereau, Ray-Affine Functions: "A General Dual Form To Describe Curves and Surfaces",Technical Report, GIT-GVU-92-27, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, October 1992.

Popular
Science
Articles

Editor invited
    (All illustrations, cartoons and caricatures are done by the author. These articles are not in English.)
  1. E. Akleman, "When did humans realize that eye is 3D?", Science & Technology Magazine, Cumhuriyet Newspaper, Istanbul, Turkey, 24 December 2010.
  2. E. Akleman, "Physic knowledge in Paleolithic Sculptures", Science & Technology Magazine, Cumhuriyet Newspaper, Istanbul, Turkey, 12 November 2010.
  3. E Akleman, T. Akgul and T. Akgun, Grafik, Animasyon, Goruntuleme ve Oyun, Elektrik Muhendisleri Odasi Dergisi (Journal of Institute of Electrical Engineering of Turkey) November 2010.
  4. E. Akleman, "History of Computer Graphics and Visualization", Science & Technology Magazine, Cumhuriyet Newspaper, January 1997. Includes a caricature of J. Blinn.
  5. E. Akleman, "Turtle Geometry and Plant Languages", Science & Technology Magazine, Cumhuriyet Newspaper, January 1997. Includes caricatures of A. Lindenmeyer and P. Prusinkiewicz.
  6. E. Akleman, "Computer Aided Geometric Design", Science & Technology Magazine, Cumhuriyet Newspaper, January 1997. Includes a caricature of P. Bezier.
  7. E. Akleman, "Tracing Rays", Science & Technology Magazine, Cumhuriyet Newspaper, January 1997. Includes a caricature of T. Whitted and cartoon related ray tracing.
  8. E. Akleman, "Ub Iwerks and Birth of Special Effects", Science & Technology Magazine, Cumhuriyet Newspaper, January 1997. Includes an illustration of Ub Iwerks.

Art & Creative
Activities
Exhibitions
    Art Exhibitions (Peer Reviewed)

  1. Symmetric Sculptures, Bridges 2006 Art Exhibit, Joint work with O. Ozener, August 2006.
  2. Symmetric Sculptures, SIGGRAPH 2006 Art Exhibit, Joint work with O. Ozener, August 2006.
  3. Student Works 1, Mathematical Art Exhibit during the 2005 winter joint meeting of American Mathematical Society (AMS) and Mathematical Association of America (MAA), Joint work with O. Ozener, January 2006.
  4. Student Works 2, Mathematical Art Exhibit during the 2005 winter joint meeting of American Mathematical Society (AMS) and Mathematical Association of America (MAA), with O. Ozener, January 2006.
  5. Covering a Genus-3 Manifold with Hexagonal Tiles, Mathematical Art Exhibit during the 2005 winter joint meeting of American Mathematical Society (AMS) and Mathematical Association of America (MAA), Joint work with O. Ozener, January 2005.
  6. Icosahedral Extrusion Flower, Mathematical Art Exhibit during the 2005 winter joint meeting of American Mathematical Society (AMS) and Mathematical Association of America (MAA), Joint Work with E. Landreneau, January 2005.

    Digital Media Exhibitions (Peer Reviewed)

  7. E. Akleman, S. Meadows and J. Chen, "Abstract Paintings with Painting Camera Technique", ACADIA 2000, Washington, DC., October 2000.
  8. E. Akleman, "Implicit Art", ACADIA 2000, Washington, DC., October 2000.

    Art Exhibitions (Curated)

  9. Stereo Caricatures, Symmetric Tiles and Iso-Layer Models; Digital Art from the Viz Program. May 8-May 28 1999. Venue: Art League of Houston. Curator: Mary Saslow.

    Art Exhibitions (Not Reviewed)

  10. A Rapid Prototyped Symmetric Sculpture; Faculty Art Show'05. Spring 2005. Venue: J. Wayne Stark University Center Galleries.
  11. Facial Caricatures; Faculty Art Show'03. Spring 2003. Venue: J. Wayne Stark University Center Galleries.
  12. Facial Caricatures; Faculty Art Show'01. Spring 2001. Venue: J. Wayne Stark University Center Galleries.
  13. Stereo Caricatures, Symmetric Tiles and Iso-Layer Models; Faculty Art Show'99. Spring 1999. Venue: J. Wayne Stark University Center Galleries.
  14. Implicit Paintings and Presidential Caricatures; Faculty Art Show'97. Spring 1997. Venue: J. Wayne Stark University Center Galleries.

Full-Page Covers Published Proceeding Covers (Editor selected)

  • Cover of Proceedings of Shape Modeling'2002, A facial model created using the technique presented in the paper; "A Prototype System for Robust, Interactive and User-Friendly Modeling of Orientable 2-Manifold Meshes" . May, 2002. Editor: Geoff Wyvill.
  • Cover of Proceedings of Implicit Surfaces'99, A facial model created by the technique presented in the paper "Coupled Modeling of Solid Textures and Implicit Shapes" . September, 1999. Editor: Christopher Schlick.

  • Popular References to My Work
  • "Ilhan Koman's Sculptures Presented in a Mathematics Conference" by Fanny Torre, in Cumhuriyet, Science & Technology. http://www-viz.tamu.edu/faculty/ergun/artworks/cumhuriyet3/CBT.jpg
  • Deriving Lights from Pixels, by Architecture Weekly: Webpage: http://www.architectureweek.com/2003/0528/tools_1-1.html
  • Young students of the mysterious "Ergun Akleman" create mathematical sculptures that delight febrile topologists, by Cliff Picover in Cliff Pickover's Reality Carnival, entry (01/13/06): http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/Pickover/pc/realitycarnival.html
  • "Mathematical Connections in Art" by George W. Hart, in Math Horizons. A report from the Bridges 2005 conference features the mathematical art works of Rinus Roeloffs, Robert Fathauer, Ergun Akleman, Mary Williams, Irene Rousseau, and Dick Termes.

  • Presentations
    Without Publications
      Computer Graphics Conference Presentation (Extended Abstract peer-reviewed - Video Presentation)

    1. E. Akleman, Automatic Creation of Expressive Caricatures: A Grand Challenge For Computer Graphics, Computational Aesthetics in Graphics, Visualization and Imaging, Girona, Spain, May 2005.

      Architecture Conference Presentation (Extended Abstract peer-reviewed - Poster Presentation)

    2. V. Srinivasan, O. Ozener, E. Mandal and E. Akleman, Solidfying Frames For Architecture, CAAD FUTURES 2005, Vien, Austria, June 2005.
      Symposium Presentations (Not reviewed )

    1. Creating Footprints and Tunnels, A Worm's Story, Dijital Tasarim Gunleri 2005 (Digital Design Days), May 24, 2005.
    2. Automatic Creation of 3D Expressive Caricature: A Turing Test, Dijital Tasarim Gunleri 2005 (Digital Design Days), May 24, 2005.
    3. Cartoon Effects, jointly with Hakan Celik, Dijital Tasarim Gunleri 2005 (Digital Design Days), May 26, 2005.
    4. Indirect Illumination of Hair, Dijital Tasarim Gunleri 2005 (Digital Design Days), May 26, 2005.
    5. Digital Compositing with Traditional Artworks, Dijital Tasarim Gunleri 2005 (Digital Design Days), May 26, 2005.
    6. Handle reconstruction with a new corner-cutting subdivision scheme with tension Center for Approximation Theory Annual Symposia , Department of Mathematics, Texas A&M University, April 2002.
    7. Interactive and robust modeling of orientable 2-manifold meshes, Center for Approximation Theory Annual Symposia , Department of Mathematics, Texas A&M University, April 2001
    8. "Changing Topology of Smooth Shapes during Subdivision Modeling" Texgraph, Symposium on Computer Graphics & Digital Art, Visualization Laboratory, Texas A&M University. May 2000.
    9. "A New Paradigm for Changing Topology During Subdivision Modeling" Center for Approximation Theory Annual Symposia , Department of Mathematics, Texas A&M University. April 2000.
    10. "Virtual Architecture" Research on the Built & Virtual Environments: Global Symposia Presentations, College of Architecture, Texas A&M University, November 1999.

      Ongoing Seminar Presentations (Invited, not reviewed)

    11. "Guaranteeing Topology with DLFL" AI and Robotics Seminar, Computer Science Department, Texas A&M University, November 1999.
    12. "Isolayer Modeling" AI and Robotics Seminar, Computer Science Department, Texas A&M University, February 19, 1999.
    13. "Ray Polynomials" Southeast Texas Chapter, American Statistical Association, Apr. 1998.

      Other Presentations (Invited Talks)

    14. "Regular Meshes" Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey. June 1, 2005.
    15. "A New Paradigm for Shape Modeling and Presentation of Visualization Sciences Program" Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey. March 2000.
    16. "A New Paradigm for Shape Modeling and Presentation of Visualization Sciences Program" Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey. March 2000.
    17. "A New Paradigm for Shape Modeling and Presentation of Visualization Sciences Program" Bosphorous University, Istanbul, Turkey. March 2000.
    18. "Principles of Animation" Maximum Computer Graphics, Texas A&M University, February 11, 1997
    19. "Ray-Quadrics" Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey, July 15, 1996
    20. "Interactive Modeling with Ray-Quadrics" Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, June 28, 1996.
    21. "Interactive Construction of Smoothly Blended Solids" Texas A&M University. April 27, 1995.
    22. "Interactive Modeling with Ray-Linears" Marmara Tubitak Research Center, Gebze, Turkey, Nov. 1994.
    23. "Interactive Modeling with Ray-Linears" Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey. Nov. 1994.
    24. "Yontsal Functions" Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey. October 14, 1994.
    25. "Interactive Modeling with Ray-Linears" Bosphorous University, Istanbul, Turkey. July 1994.
    26. "Interactive Modeling with Ray-Linears" Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey. May 1994.
    27. "Pseudo-Linears" Bosphorous University, Istanbul, Turkey. Nov. 1992.
    28. "Pseudo-Linears" Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey. Nov. 1992.

    Teaching and Advisory Activities

    Teaching
    Area
    Visualization, Computer Graphics, Shape Modeling, 3D Computer Animation, Digital Compositing & Image Based Rendering, Image Synthesis, Rendering & Shading; and Visual Storytelling.

    Courses Course Restructuring

    • VIZA 613 - 3D Modeling and Animation.
      This course covers animation principles such as anticipation and follow through, timing, squash and stretch, staging and weight with a series of homeworks and projects. The homeworks and projects are short animations mostly created by using 3D modeling and animation software. Each homework is specifically designed to teach at least one animation principle. The course also covers 3D shape modeling concepts such as polygonal modeling, NURBS, patch modeling and subdivision surfaces with another series of weekly assignments.
    • VIZA 615 - Computer Animation.
      This is a technical directing course that teaches practical techniques for recovering information from real images such as position and orientation of the camera, camera parameters, orientations and positions of real objects and lights, surface properties of the objects and properties of lights. These techniques are based on current research in Image Based Rendering and 3D photography. The course also covers storytelling. By using some of these techniques, students integrate CG elements into their video shots. Students develop their project with weekly homeworks starting from a story idea. Each week they improve the story step by step by developing rough and final storyboards, concept sketches, animatics and video editing.
    • VIZA 656 - Image Synthesis.
      The course covers rendering techniques that include the algorithms that simulate various properties of light propagation such as ray tracing, volume rendering, backward ray tracing, radiosity and photon mapping. The course also covers practical applications of mathematical concepts such as vector, matrix and quaternion algebra, and projective geometry. In a step by step fashion, the students develop a ray tracer and extend it to either a backward ray tracer, volume renderer or photon mapping system.
    New Course Creation

    • VIZA 657 - Computer Aided Sculpting.
      This is a shape modeling course that teaches parametric representations, subdivision schemes, implicit representations, free-form deformations and topology. Parametric representations includes topics such as Bezier surfaces, B-Splines, Beta-splines, NURBS, Kochaheck-Bartels, Interpolation Splines, parametric and geometric continuity. Implicit representations covers subjects such as Ricci and Rvachev operations, Blobs and Metaballs, Superquadrics, Hyperquadrics and Ray-Quadrics, and Blinn's exponentials. Subdivision schemes includes topics such as Catmull-Clark, Doo-Sabin, Non-uniform rational subdivision surfaces, Loop scheme and eigenvalue analysis.
      The following courses are approved by Department and College Academic Affairs Committees and waiting for approval from University. If approved, they will be included next university course catalog.
    • VIZA 641 - Visual Storytelling.
      This course is an exploration of visual storytelling techniques for the attainment of desired storytelling effects; includes character development, using shots, camera, lights, props and background elements, master plots, one and multi-panel cartoons, comics, storyboards, animatics and story-reels. The content of this course is partly covered in an earlier Viza 617 - Advanced Animation course.
    • VIZA 665 - Digital Compositing.
      This course is basically renumbering VIZA 665 - Computer Animation to clearly focus digital compositing techniques. The course covers practical techniques for recovering information from real images such as position and orientation of the camera, camera parameters, orientations and positions of real objects and lights, surface properties of the objects and properties of lights. These techniques are based on current research in Image Based Rendering and 3D photography.
    • VIZA 618 - Facial Modeling and Animation.
      The course covers the design and analysis of articulated 3D modeling for creating facial animation; includes designing expressive 3D faces, exaggerations, facial expressions and facial animation techniques. The various elements of this course are covered before in several Visualization Sciences courses. During the last three years, In my Computer Aided Sculpting course (VIZA657) students designed expressive 3D facial caricatures. Facial animation has always been a subject in Dr Fred Parke's VIZA 617, Character Animation course. It is often included in the VIZA627 Summer course and has been topic of several M.S. thesis. Moreover, since 1997 every year students create an articulated and Lip synced facial model under the supervision of Dr. Parke. These models are used in VizaGoGo as a virtual emcee.


    Advisory
    Activities
      Ph.D. Committee Chairmanship (Completed)

    1. Vinod Srinivasan,High Genus Modeling Architecture, Texas A&M University, May 2004.
    2. Qing Xing, Architecture, Texas A&M University, September 2009.

      Ph.D. Committee Chair or Co-Chair (Ongoing)

    3. Youyou . Wang - PHD in CECN, TAMU.
    4. Ozgur . Gonen - PHD in ARCH, TAMU.
    5. Christine Anne . Liu - PHD in ARCH, TAMU.

      M.Sc. Committee Chairmanship (Completed)

    6. Kendall . Litaker - MS in VIST
    7. Pradeep . Garigipati - MS in CPSC
    8. Charles b. Davis - MS in VIST
    9. Elizabeth G. Muhm - MS in VIST
    10. Ranjith Chandy . Perumalil - MS in VIST
    11. Piotr Krawczyk, Visualization Sciences, Texas A&M University.
    12. Ozgur Gonen, Visualization Sciences, Texas A&M University.
    13. Frank Chance, Visualization Sciences, Texas A&M University.
    14. John Paterson, , Visualization Sciences, Texas A&M University.
    15. Jaewook Lee, Volume painting: incorporating volumetric rendering with line integral convolution (LIC), Visualization Sciences, Texas A&M University.
    16. Karthik Swaminathan, , Visualization Sciences, Texas A&M University.
    17. Xiao Zhang, Data-driven human body morphing , Architecture, Texas A&M University, August 2005.
    18. Michael Stanley, Digital compositing with traditional artwork, Visualization Sciences, Texas A&M University.
    19. Wonchan Song, , Visualization Sciences, Texas A&M University.
    20. Jacob Brooks, Creating deformations and tunnels in a surface using layered geometry with adaptive filtering , Visualization Sciences, Texas A&M University.
    21. Brian Clark, Time lapse HDR: time lapse photography with high dynamic range images , Visualization Sciences, Texas A&M University.
    22. Asma Naz, 3D interactive pictorial maps, Visualization Sciences, Texas A&M University.
    23. Grant Rice III, , Visualization Sciences, Texas A&M University.
    24. Jinnah Yu, Video Dithering, Visualization Sciences, Texas A&M University. May 2004.
    25. Esan Mandal, Wire and Colum Modeling, Visualization Sciences, Texas A&M University. May 2004.
    26. Jeff Smith, Multi-camera: interactive rendering of abstract digital images, Visualization Sciences, Texas A&M University. Dec. 2003.
    27. Lori Green, Tiled Texture Synthesis, Visualization Sciences, Texas A&M University. Dec. 2003.
    28. Hyemee Choi, Video looping of human cyclic motion, Visualization Sciences, Texas A&M University. Dec. 2003.
    29. Avneet Kaur, Texture mapping using tiled textures, Visualization Sciences, Texas A&M University. Dec. 2003.
    30. Jaemin Lee, Practical Image Based Lighting, Visualization Sciences, Texas A&M University. May. 2003.
    31. Ryan Mitchel, Generation of Low Polygon Count Facial Models for Real-Time Applications Visualization Sciences, Texas A&M University. March 2000.
    32. James Palmer, An Interactive Deformation Technique with Triangular Deformers, Visualization Sciences, Texas A&M University. October 2000.
    33. Sajan Skaria, Modeling Subdivision Control Meshes for Creating Cartoon Faces, Visualization Sciences, Texas A&M University. September 2000.
    34. Fusun Eryoldas (Co-chair), Generalized Corner Cutting Subdivision Algorithm over Doubly Linked Face List, Computer Science, Texas A&M University. October 2000.
    35. Clara Chan, Two Computational Approaches For Creating Chinese Painting, Visualization Sciences, Texas A&M University. September 2000.
    36. Ryan Logan, Automated Interactive Facial Caricature Generation, Visualization Sciences, Texas A&M University, August 2000.
    37. Cody Star, Implementing Progressive Meshes Using a Topologically Robust Data Structure, Visualization Sciences, Texas A&M University, August 2000.
    38. Carlos Javier Ugaz (Co-chair), Implicit Painting, Computer Science, Texas A&M University, May 2000.
    39. Scott Meadows, Painting Camera , Visualization Sciences, Texas A&M University, February 2000.
    40. Katherine Calkins, Simulating Thin Films, Visualization Sciences, Texas A&M University, 1999.
    41. Burak Necati Meric (Co-chair), Drawing Symmetric Planar Graphs , Computer Science, Texas A&M University, 1998.
    42. John W. R. Ferguson, Volumetric Painting by Texture Mapping Swept Surfaces, Visualization Sciences, Texas A&M University, 1998.
    43. Preyas Kamath (Co-chair), Compression and Accelerated Rendering of Volume Data Using Discrete Wavelet Transform, Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1998.

      M.Sc. Committee Chairmanship (Ongoing

    44. Kourtney R. Kebodeaux
    45. Siran . Liu - MS in VIST
    46. Sarah . Spofford - MS in VIST
    47. Brent Allen . Musat - MS in VIST
    48. Jonathan Tigtig T. Camit - MS in VIST
    49. Jonathan David . Simpson - MS in VIST

      M.Sc. Committee Chairmanship (Ongoing Absentee)

    50. John Truong, Visualization Sciences, Texas A&M University.
    51. Jon Reisch, Visualization Sciences, Texas A&M University.
    52. Jay Faulkner, Visualization Sciences, Texas A&M University.
    53. Gavin Mc Millan, Visualization Sciences, Texas A&M University.
    54. Aaron Ottstot, Visualization Sciences, Texas A&M University.
    55. Stephen Parker, Visualization Sciences, Texas A&M University.
    56. Yutu Liu, - PHD in CECN

      Undergraduate Senior Thesis Supervision (Completed)

    57. Sinan Selcuk and Nihat Semizoglu, Visualization of Implicit Equations,Yildiz Technical University, 1995.
    58. Erkan Aslan and Turker Kiran, Comprehensible Rendering, Yildiz Technical University, 1994.
    59. Mehmet Ersoylu and Ozan Gurler, Ray Tracing Generalized Cylinders, Yildiz Technical University, 1994.
    60. Mehmet Turnali and Ugur Haslak, Generating Symmetric Patterns, Yildiz Technical University, 1994.
    61. Sedat Sen, Three-Dimensional Reconstruction From Two-D Slices, Marmara University, 1994.
    62. Sahin Kupusoglu, Three-Dimensional Morphing, Bosphorous University, 1994.
    63. Tolga Goktekin, Modeling Polyhedra, Bosphorous University, 1994.
    64. Alp-Er Yurdakul and Meral Kayapinar, Visualization of Statistical Data over Maps, Yildiz Technical University, 1993.
    65. Oktay Yunus and Hakan Balat, Digital Halftoning Techniques, Yildiz Technical University,

      Undergraduate Junior Thesis Supervision (Completed)

    66. Murat Ozturk, Two and a Half Dimensional Animation, Yildiz Technical University, 1995.
    67. Ural Ural, Shadow Generation with Binary Space Partition Trees, Yildiz Technical University, 1994.
    68. Talat Ceran, Three-Dimensional Visualization of Statistical Data over Maps, Yildiz Technical University, 1994.
    69. Semra Ozturk, Generating Trees By Using L-Systems, Yildiz Technical University, 1994.
    70. Burhanettin Masak, Morphing over Implicitly Represented Shapes, Yildiz Technical University, 1993.

      Ph.D. Committee Membership (Completed)

    71. Shiyu . Hu - PHD in CPSC.
    72. Hui . Lou - PHD in CPSC
    73. Eric Benjamin . Landreneau - PHD in CPSC
    74. Cem . Yuksel - PHD in CPSC
    75. Burchan Bayazit, Depatment of Computer Science, Texas A&M University. May 2003.

      Ph.D. Committee Membership (Ongoing)

    76. Kyu Han, Department of Architecture, Texas A&M University.
    77. Zeki Melek, Depatment of Computer Science, Texas A&M University.

      M.Sc. Committee Membership (Completed)

    78. Andrew Vernon V. Schaeperkoetter - MS in AERO
    79. Mukulika . Ghosh - MS in CPSC
    80. Alan Ernest . Blevins - MS in VIST
    81. Robert Gerald . Graf - MS in VIST
    82. David Matthew . Drell - MS in VIST
    83. Vinanti Kirit . Shah - MEN in AERO
    84. Heather Vernette V. Howard - MS in VIST
    85. Megha Nataraj . Davalath - MS in VIST
    86. Betina Gisela Martins Mogo de Nadal, Audio browsing of automaton-based hypertext Department of Architecture, Texas A&M University. May, 2005.
    87. Junyi Ling, A Graphics Architecture for Ray Tracing and Photon Mapping,Department of Computer Science, Texas A&M University. May, 2004.
    88. Hakan Ozaltun, MEMS and Multi Physics Analysis of Micro Motor by ANSYS,Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University. May, 2004.
    89. Jonathan Fulrich, Illusionism: An Application to real and Virtual 3D Worlds,Visualization Sciences, Texas A&M University. May, 2004.
    90. Eric Andraos, Visualization Sciences, Texas A&M University.
    91. Will Telford, Visualization Sciences, Texas A&M University.
    92. David Mayerich, Acquisition and Reconstruction of Brain Tissue Using Knife-Edge Scanning Microscopy,Department of Computer Science, Texas A&M University. October 2003.
    93. Selen Ustun, Audio Browsing of Automation-Based Hypermedia, Department of Computer Science, Texas A&M University. October 2003.
    94. Leena Mulye, Architectural Databases, Architecture, Texas A&M University. August 2001.
    95. Jayavel Somasundaram, Java Web Interface for Common Network Operations, Department of Computer Science, Texas A&M University. July 2000.
    96. Thomas Moore, Reconstruction of PSA B-727-214 and C-172M Accident of September 25, 1978: San Diego, California, Using Computer Simulation and Visualization, Visualization Sciences, Texas A&M University. June 2000.
    97. John Halstead, Crayola Rendering for Animation, Visualization Sciences, Texas A&M University. May 2000.
    98. Rick De Vaul, Hierarchical Constraints for Cloth Modeling, Visualization Sciences, Texas A&M University. December 1998.
    99. Altug Alp Sahin, Department of Construction Science, Texas A&M University. June 1997.
    100. Nathan Bowden, Visualization Sciences, Texas A&M University.

      Ph.D. Committee Membership (Ongoing)

    101. Mohammad . Rahmani Asl - PHD in ARCH
    102. Jason D. Smith - PHD in CPSC
    103. Ross B. McDonald - PHD in PHYS
    104. Donghui . Han - PHD in CPSC
    105. Lei . He - PHD in CPSC
    106. Ruoguan . Huang - PHD in CPSC
    107. Troy Antony . McMahon - PHD in CPSC
    108. Fuhao . Shi - PHD in CPSC

      M.Sc. Committee Membership (Ongoing)

    109. Ser En . Low - MS in VIST
    110. Deepak . Garg - MS in CPSC
    111. Junze . Zhou - MS in VIST
    112. Yuanling . Li - MS in CPSC
    113. Punit Ashok a. Deotale - MS in VIST
    114. James . Jackson - MFA in VIST
    115. Xu . Teng - MAR in ARCH
    116. Swati . Singh - MS in CPSC
    117. Wenjie . Yang - MS in CPSC
    118. Meltem . Apaydin - MS in ELEN
    119. Rakesh . Ramesh - MS in VIST
    120. David . Monroe - MS in VIST
    121. Wael W. Al-Sallami - MS in CPSC

      Ph.D. Committee Membership as GCR (Completed)

    122. Neung-Seon Seo, Studies on the Biosynthesis and Sectretion of Decorin, Center for Extracellular Matrix Biology, Institute of Biosciences and Technology, Texas A&M University. October, 2000.
    123. Herbert Craig Wilson, A Multiple Study: The Perceptions and Experiences of Four Research Scientist-Science Teacher Teams, in a Scientific Work Experience Program for Teachers (SWEPT), The Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture (TLAC), Texas A&M University. January, 2001.

    Internal and External Service

    Internal Service
      University

    • 2009-present, Faculty senator.
    • 2011-present, Chair, Faculty Senate Research Committee.
    • 2009-2011, Member and Associate Chair, Faculty Senate Research Committee.
    • 2009-present, Member, Faculty Senate Finance Committee.


      College

    • 2008-2013, Member, College of Architecture Promotion and Tenure Committee.
    • 2008-2009, Member, College of Architecture International Committee.
    • 2006-2008, Chair, College of Architecture Transition Sub-committee of Visualization Department Committee.
    • 2006-2008, Member, College of Architecture Visualization Department Committee.
    • 2005-2006, Member, College of Architecture Department Head Search Committee.
    • 2003-2004, Member, College of Architecture, Visualization Signature Faculty Search, Committee.
    • 2002-2003, Member, College of Architecture Academic Affairs Committee.
    • 1998-1999, Member, College of Architecture, International Programs Committee.


      Department

    • 2011-present, Chair, Department of Visualization Promotion and Tenure Committee.
    • 2011-present, Chair, Department of Visualization PhD Preparation Committee.
    • 2010-2011, Member, Department of Visualization Faculty search Committee.
    • 2008-2011, Member, Department of Visualization Promotion and Tenure Committee.
    • 2003-2008, Member, Department of Architecture Promotion and Tenure Committee.
    • 2004-2006, Coordinator of Visualization Sciences Program.
    • 2003-2004, Chair, Department of Architecture, Visualization Signature Faculty Search, Subcommittee.


      Program

    • 1995-Present, Member, Visualization Sciences Faculty Committee.
    • 1996-Present, Member, Visualization Sciences Program Admission Committee.
    • 1998-1999, Member, Visualization Sciences Program Faculty Search Committee.

    External Service
    • Conference Chair
      • Shape Modeling International, SMI, 2011
      • ISAMA, 2008,
      • Panel Reviewer
        • Computer Graphics Panel under Computer & Information Science and Engineering (CISE), NSF, 2002
        • Information Technology Research (ITR) Program Panel, NSF, 2000,
      • Program Committee Member
        • International Conference on Shape Modeling and Applications (SMI) 2001-2013
        • IAESTED Computer Graphics and Imaging 2003-2013
        • Expressive: NPR+CAE+SBIM: 2012-2013
        • International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences (ISCIS) 2001-2006
        • Implicit Surfaces 1999
      • Conference Paper Reviewer
        • International Conference on Shape Modeling and Applications (SMI) 2001-2013
        • Bridges Conference: Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science 2008-2010
        • IAESTED Computer Graphics and Imaging 2003-2013
        • International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences (ISCIS) 2001-2006.
        • SIGGRAPH 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010.
        • EUROGRAPHICS 2003, 2004, 2005, 2010, 2011.
        • International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Interactive Digital Media (WSCG) 1999-2013.
        • Non-Photo-Realistic Rendering (NPR) Conference, 2006.
        • Expressive: NPR+CAE+SBIM: 2012-2013
        • Implicit Surfaces 1999.
      • Journal Paper Reviewer
        • ACM - Transactions on Graphics.
        • The Visual Computer Journal.
        • IEEE - Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics.
        • Computer & Graphics.
      • Course Reviewer
        • SIGGRAPH'2000.
      • Book Reviewer
        • Morgan-Kaufmann, 2002.
        • Cambridge University Press, 1999.
      • Proposal Reviewer
        • City University of Hong Kong, Research Office, 1998.
      • Symposium Creation and Organization
        • GAG 2008-2013.
        • Texgraph 2000-2006.
        • Dijital Tasarim Gunleri (Digital Design Days) 2003-2006.
      • Program Chair
        • SMI - FASE, 2013
        • ISAMA, 2008-2012
      • Proceedings Editor
        • SMI - FASE, 2012, 2013
        • ISAMA, 2008-2012
      • Proceedings cover design
        • SMI - FASE, 2012, 2013
        • ISAMA, 2008-2012
        • Bridges 2009-2011