Falko Kuester

Dr. Kuester received an 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 the Calit2 Professor for Visualization and Virtual Reality at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Kuester holds appointments as Associate Professor in the Departments of Structural Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering and serves as the director of the Calit2 Center of GRAVITY (Graphics, Visualization and Virtual Reality) and Director of the Center of Interdisciplinary Science for Art, Architecture and Archaeology.

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, higher-dimensional datasets.