Research Profile: Falko Kuester
Prof. Falko Kuester
Director, Calit2 Center of GRAVITY (Graphics, Visualization and Imaging Technology)
Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS)
Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME)
The Henry Samueli School of Engineering (HSSoE)
University of California, Irvine (UCI)
Phone: (949) 824-9320
Dr. Kuester received a MS degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1994 and MS degree in Computer Science and Engineering in 1995 from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. In 2001 he received his PhD from the University of California, Davis and currently is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine and the director of the Calit2 Center of GRAVITY (Graphics, Visualization and Imaging Technology).
Dr. Kuester's research interests include tera-scale scientific visualization and virtual reality, image-based modeling and rendering, as well as distributed and remote visualization. His research efforts are aimed at creating intuitive, high-resolution virtual environments, providing engineers and scientists with a means to intuitively explore and analyze massive and complex three-dimensional data. In support of this work, he is currently developing real-time out-of-core visualization strategies that render massive data sets directly from external storage while requiring only small amounts of computer memory. Dr. Kuester has been active in virtual reality research for over a decade and the stringent VR requirements have served as important performance criteria for his large-scale distributed data analysis and visualization projects. He is also active in research and development of digitally enabled workspaces that support distributed, collaborative and pervasive office of the future and classroom of the future environments. Application areas of his research include simulation based design, rapid prototyping, computational fluid dynamics, earthquake engineering, biomedical engineering and command and control.