iMAGIS - Models, Algorithms, Geometry for Graphics and Image Synthesis
The research at iMAGIS is driven by the simulation of complex phenomena. Users of virtual prototypes, such as scientists, engineers and architects, require interactive environments where they can create realistic models and run efficient simulations.
Using current graphics systems, these competing requirements cannot be mutually satisfied. Therefore, our research focuses on finding acceptable compromises using innovative approaches. To this end we are both investigating fundamental problems and applying this new technology to practical systems. Fundamental issues include the development of efficient algorithms and the creation of geometric or physical models. Among our application domains are site evaluation, training simulators, medical images, and scientific visualization.
One project aims at the development of new visualization techniques allowing the interactive manipulation of urban data. This is important for applications such as project review, civil and military simulators, virtual tourism, and education, climate and environmental studies. To achieve this goal, efficient image caching and interpolation techniques will be combined with traditional 3D techniques.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cornell University, Stanford University
University of Toronto, Université de Montréal
Universitat de Girona