Julie Dorsey designated the Beinecke Professor of Computer Science

August 5, 2019

Julie Dorsey, recently appointed as the Frederick W. Beinecke Professor of Computer Science, focuses her research on computer graphics, including sketch-based interfaces for early conceptual design; acceleration methods for real-time rendering; interactive visualization of complex scenes, with an application to urban environments; and the creation of detailed photorealistic renderings.

Dorsey’s contributions to the field of computer graphics include algorithms for lighting and acoustical design and visualization. She is particularly well known for her research in modeling the appearance of materials; for example, she pioneered techniques to model the visual richness of irregular metal patinas and eroded stone. Her current research interests include material and texture models, inverse procedural modeling, elevating the medium of drawing, and creative applications of artificial intelligence.

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