Digital Media

Digital media encompasses the use of modeling, rendering, human-computer interaction, and computer animations in information visualization, medical applications of computer graphics, and entertainment. 

 

James Hahn

Professor

Department: Computer Science
Phone: (202) 994-5920
Email: hahn@gwu.edu
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Research Interest: Professor James Hahn's Institute for Computer Graphics and the Laboratory for Advanced Computer Applications in Medicine is engaged in research primarily on the use of simulation, reconstruction, and visualization for medical training, planning, and computer guidance. Technology from computer graphics and vision are used to generate 3D representations of anatomies, registered, and visualized. Current projects include a simulation, analysis, and training system for neonatal endotracheal intubation procedures, a visualization system that takes into consideration the different needs of the different medical specialties, and non-rigid registration for surface reconstruction.


 

Rachelle Heller

Professor and Associate Provost

Department: Computer Science
Phone: (202) 994-5906
Email: sheller@gwu.edu
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Research Interest:  Professor Shelly Heller's research interest is in the area of computers in educational settings and the impact of interactive multimedia on learning in these environments. Expanding on her concerns for learning environments are her long-standing efforts to bring and retain women to areas in Science, Engineering, Math and Technology (STEM). Of particular interest is how students learn to use educational software, including the development of courseware for new application areas, the integration of the computer into existing educational settings and public spaces and in-service and pre-service teacher training. Her efforts in women’s leadership include her research grants and her role as the director of the Elizabeth Somers Women's Leadership Program.


 

Abdou Youssef

Professor

Department: Computer Science
Phone: (202) 994-0388
Email: ayoussef@gwu.edu
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Research Interest: Professor Abdou Youssef's research interests are search and retrieval, audio-visual data processing, pattern recognition, data error recovery, theory and algorithms. He and his students developed a system for the Federal government to recover from fax errors without retransmission. Recently, he has created for NIST a new math-search engine for its Digital Library of Mathematical Functions (DLMF) intended for scientists, engineers, and all users of mathematics; this search engine is first of its kind and is deployed online at http://dlmf.nist.gov/. Currently, his students and he are working on sentiment-detection in documents that involve reviews of medical devices/procedures and other types of reviews, as well as developing sophistical mathematical search techniques that enable knowledge discovery.