it was our pleasure to welcome future students to our open days last week. VCG put in a strong showing with student projects, research demos, and a our of faculty on had to discuss our HPG courses! Photos follow.
We are excited to be part of the launch of a new initiative across the university to spearhead research into the use of immersive technologies – CIT. Immersive technologies is an umbrella term for virtual reality, augment reality, simulators, video games, and everything in between. Our very own Prof. Roy was on hand to introduce us…
Interested in urban reconstruction? Want to live in Cyprus (we’re having a very cold, wet, summer here in Leeds)? I’m co-supervising a PhD with Melinos Averkiou into urban semantic understanding. Full details here. Summary: Semantic understanding of urban data (e.g. buildings, streets, neighborhoods) is critical for urban sensing as well as many commercial applications such as accurate…
Many thanks to Katherine for the wonderful new group photo! Everyone is looking a little silly, but it’s great to have an image of (almost) all of us in one place. We’ll update it when He’s back from his travels…
Many thanks to Roy for his talk today demonstrating the Leeds Virtual Microscope project to commemorate the decommissioning of this fantastic piece of equipment. Abstract: Our original 6.08 Powerwall is about to be decommissioned. This talk will describe the 13-year journey, from left-over funds, to a surprise encounter about a killer application, award-winning research and…
In a interesting turn of events, the school has decided to use an image from one of my late-night CityEngine to Blender debugging runs to illustrate “world-leading research”. I (twak) couldn’t quite figure out how to get coloured shader graphics in the Cycles render engine, but other shaders (like “glow-very-blue”) worked just fine.
Via the magic of json and javascript, the website now has a demo mode, as well as matching shortcode. The full screen demo even has an extreme mode for those who like to live on the edge (and have sufficient bandwidth).
Our webpage listing the group’s publications is now up. Many thanks to the team at White Rose and the authors of papercite for their fantastic plugin for making this possible. The bibtex format from White Rose was a big time saver. However, papercite didn’t like Whiterose’s super-long bibtex URLs, so we use a url shortener…
“Visualizing Urban Digital Twins” presented by Prof Nick Holliman –  a project supported by The Alan Turing Institute Abstract – Photo-realistic terapixel visualization is computationally intensive and to date there have been no such visualizations of urban digital twins, the few terapixel visualizations that exist have looked towards space rather than earth. Our aims here are: creating a scalable cloud supercomputer…
We would like to welcome our two new lecturers to the group – Tianjia Shao and Tom Kelly. We wish them all the best with their new careers at Leeds.