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General graphics projects

Supervisor

Suitable for

MSc in Computer Science
Mathematics and Computer Science, Part C
Computer Science and Philosophy, Part C
Computer Science, Part B
Computer Science, Part C

Abstract

I am interested in supervising general projects in the area of computer graphics.  If you have a particular area of graphics-related research that you are keen to explore then we can tailor a bespoke project for you.  Specific projects I have supervised in the past include

  • "natural tree generation" which involved using Lindenmayer systems to grow realistic looking bushes and trees to be rendered in a scene;
  • "procedural landscape generation" in which an island world could be generated on-the-fly using a set of simple rules as a user explored it;
  • "gesture recognition" where a human could control a simple interface using hand-gestures;
  • "parallel ray-tracing" on distributed-memory clusters and using multiple threads on a GPU card;
  • "radiosity modelling" used for analysing the distribution of RFID radio signal inside a building; and
  • "non-photorealistic rendering" where various models were rendered with toon/cel shaders and a set of pencil-sketch shaders.

MSc students should note that in order for this option to work as a potential MSc project then it should be combined with a taught-course topic such as machine learning, concurrent programming, linguistics etc.