Princeton University
Computer Science Dept.

Computer Science 598c
Advanced Topics in Computer Science: Immersive Computer Systems

Kai Li

Spring 1999

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This is a project-oriented course to explore the system design and user interface issues about building immersive video/audio environments.  The rationale for such investigations is that we will be moving into a new era of computing---ubiquitous visual computing based on enormous visual information and natural user interactions.  In addition to the continuous rapid improvements in CPU performance, storage density, and network bandwidth, new generation display devices will become ubiquitous commodities.  These devices will be very inexpensive and they can be used on almost any kinds of surfaces, allowing unlimited freedom of design for the interiors and exteriors of rooms  and buildings.  When this happens, it will revolutionize the way we use computers, making us rethink the relationship between information technology and our society.

Students will build system and design tools, and create individual or team projects that demonstrate ideas on the Display Wall developed at Princeton.  We will also read related research papers and discuss design issues. Graduate students who do projects in this course will satisfy the programming requirement.   Students can work with the faculty members and graduate students of the entire Display Wall project.  The faculty members are: Douglas Clark, Perry Cook, Adam Finkelstein, Thomas Funkhouser, Kai Li, and Ben Shedd.

Both undergradaute and graduate students are welcome to participate.

The first meeting will be in room 302, computer science building, Monday at 3pm (Feb 1, 1999).

Administrative Information

Lectures: M 3:00-5:00pm, Room 302, Computer Science Building

Lab hours: TBD, room 318, Computer Science Building

Professor: Kai Li - 306 CS Building - 258-4637

Graduate Coordinator: Melissa Lawson - 310 CS Building - 258-5387
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