Zachary Justin Wartell, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science
Associate Director, Charlotte Visualization Center
Data Visualization Group
- this work researches and develops full-bodied virtual
reality games that require measurable physical exertion.
Videos: AstroJumper - Music AstroJumper - Narrated Astrojumper - Kinect
Publications: [Finkelstein13][Nickel12] [Finkelstein11]
Status: Ph.D. student Andrea Nickel is running a new related series of user studies on exer-games. REU students Nathaniel Blanchard and Brian Thomas developed "Washboard: An Effective Anaerobic Exercise Game."
Walking Interaction Techniques - this work research
and develops techniques that allows a person to physically
walk through a virtual space that is much larger than the
Status: Ph.D. graduate Evan Suma is now at ICT. I'm currently seeking interested students for individual study projects.
Interaction Techniques - this work research and
develops interaction techniques on our custom multi-touch
Videos: Hardware Overview Multi-touch Urban Growth Visualization
Publications: [Butkiewicz09] [Butkiewicz08a]
Status: Ph.D. co-advisee Amy Ingram continues this work through our RENCI grant.
3D Display Distortion, Perception, and Algorithms -
this work research and develops algorithms and analysis of
3D distortion of the stereoscopic 3D image in 3D displays
Status: Ph.D. advisee Isaac Cho is preparing a new experiment on sophisticated two-handed interaction techniques for visual analytics.
Selection Interaction Techniques - this work
researches and develops 2-handed, 6 degree-of-freedom
interaction methods for volume data.
Publications: [Ulinski09, Ulinski07a, Ulinski07b]
Status: see related project IsaacCho.
Environment Interaction Techniques - this work
researches interaction techniques for multi-scale virtual
environments where travel requires adjusting 7
degrees-of-freedom, the 6 Euclidean ones plus scale.
Videos: Two-handed Decision VR
Status: proposals in process
Rendering and Visualization Algorithms - these works
develop geometric algorithms for rendering and visualization
of geo-spatial data.
Status: Ph.D. advisee Jailei Li investigates applying computer graphic geometric algorithms to terrain analysis through a grant from ARO.
Interaction Techniques - these works develop
interaction techniques for global, geospatial data that are
applicable to desktop user interfaces as well as VR UI's.
Status: Research scientist Xiaoyu Wang continues spin-off projects on multi-touch geo-spatial visual analytics.
Georgia Institute of Technology, 1990-1994
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Highest Honors (GPA 3.8)
Specialized in computer graphics and usability, systems software, and computer hardware design.