Non-contact Breathing Analysis 3D Scanning and Printing Deformation Object Control Deformable Object Collision Visual Bioinformatics
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The Computer Graphics Laboratory in the Computer Science and Engineering Department of the University of Colorado Denver is an interdisciplinary research center dedicated to the development of interactive computer graphics, physical simulation, and scientific visualization techniques under the leadership of Dr. Min Choi. Research conducted through the lab explores a diverse set of topics including physical modeling, animation, and dynamic interaction with virtual environments for medical and bioinformatics applications. Additional focused research topics include physical material property analysis (materials science), deformable object simulation, 3D object reconstruction, mobile graphics solutions, GPGPU, scientific visualization, motion capture, and game design. Additional important information about the topics examined by this lab can be found by exploring our various research pages.


Computer Graphics Lab News
[+] Comcast Media and Technology Center In collaboration with the UCD Graphics Laboratory, co-directors Dr. Choi and Dr. Brian DeLevie have partnered with Comcast to open the Comcast Media and Technology Center, a $5 million, 1900 square-foot research, art, and technology center within the Tivoli Student Union. Based on cooperation between the College of Arts & media and the College of Engineering and Applied science, this research-based center for innovation provides a new opportunity to integrate art and science to develop new technologies in animation, robotics, physical simulation, augmented/virtual reality, and game design. Read the full article about the development and impact of the new creative center in the full Denver Post Article.
[+] ACM S3 Best Paper Award Phuc Nguyen, Shane Transue, Min-Hyung Choi, Ann C. Halbower and Tam Vu. WikiSpiro: Non-contact Respiration Volume Monitoring during Sleep. The ACM S3 Workshop (conjunction with ACM MobiCom), 2016.
[+] Industry Collaboration with Dogpack Studios The UCD Graphics Lab has entered an industry collaboration with Dogpack Studios for animation and game development for new game IPs. This collaboration also provides current UC Denver computer science students with the opportunity to work within the game industry to develop next-generation games in coordination with the UCD Graphics Lab.
[+] NSF Grant In coordination with the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Ann Halbower MD, Children's Hospital Colorado, and the Mobile and Networked Systems (MNS) Lab, the team has received a three year NSF grant to study automated respiratory monitoring systems. This includes automated chest deformation reconstruction for tidal volume estimation Chase 2016 Conference Paper, thermal imaging for exhale reconstruction, and advances in wireless imaging.
[+] GAANN Fellowship Award PhD candidate Shane Transue of the UCD Graphics Lab has been awarded the GAANN fellowship through the Department of Education for an interdisciplinary doctorate within Big Data Science and Engineering in coordination with Dr. Farnoush and the UCD Big Data Lab. The primary research focus of this award is to explore geometric contributions within continuum mechanics for data-driven physical simulations.


Recent Research Projects
The current primary research directions of the lab include physically-based simulation (continuum mechanics), 3D thermal imaging, and medical applications in respiratory monitoring. Recent research projects include real-time tidal volume estimation and chest surface reconstruction (top-left video), 3D scanning and object reconstruction (top-right video), interactive control of finite element physical simulations (lower-left video), and physically-based game development (lower-right video). For more information about these, and several other related projects, see the main research page.

Lawrence Street Center
The University of Coloardo Denver is located in the heart of downtown Denver - at the hub of the city's business, recreational, and commercial districts in Colorado. The UCD Graphics Laboratory is located on the 8th floor of the Lawrence Street Center as part of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. The Center for Creative Technology is located within the Tivoli Student Union and is open to the Denver business community.

To visit the UCD Graphics laboratory or the Center for Creative Technology, consult the Parking and Transportation Services for parking options and campus map. The following information provides the location of the UCD Computer Graphics Lab and contact information for Dr. Min Choi:
Min-Hyung Choi, Ph.D Associate Professor
Director of Computer Graphics Laboratory
Visit Dr. Choi's Website
Computer Graphics Lab (8th Floor)
Computer Science and Engineering
1380 Lawrence Street
Denver, CO 80204