ACM_Citations
  • USA-1994

    For recognizing the need for a new form of publication for video graphics; for originating the ACM Video Review; for doing the day-to-day work of preparing and distributing it over a period of years; for the impact on teaching of computer graphics and on the dissemination of the best work in that field.

  • USA-1988

    For recognizing the need for a new form of publication for video graphics; for originating the ACM Video Review; for doing the day-to-day work of preparing and distributing it over a period of years; for the impact on teaching of computer graphics and on the dissemination of the best work in that field.

个人经历
教育背景
个人简介
Current research interests include: virtual environments, digital libraries, scientific visualization, new methodologies for informal science and engineering education, paradigms for information display, televisualization (distributed graphics over networks), algorithm optimization for massively parallel computing, sonification, human/computer interfaces, and abstract mathematical visualization. In the 20 years has been at University of Illinois at Chicago, DeFanti has amassed a number of credits, including: use of EVL hardware and software for the computer animation produced for the Star Wars movie; early development of videogame technology; contributor and co-editor of the 1987 National Science Foundation-sponsored report Visualization in Scientific Computing; recipient of the 1988 ACM Outstanding Contribution Award; an appointment in 1989 to the Illinois Governor's Science Advisory Board; an appointment as a University Scholar for 1989-1992; recognition along with EVL co-director Daniel J. Sandin for conceiving the CAVE virtual reality theater in 1991; and, a recent invitation to be awarded the title of ACM Fellow (to be awarded in 1994).