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Seminar: "Stereoscopy for Combining Science and Art for 3D Visualization and Volumetrics" by G. Charmaine Gilbreath

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
CREOL Room 103

Dr. G. Charmaine Gilbreath


Stereoscopy, or the creation or enhancement of the illusion of three dimensional depth in an image by means of binocular vision, is an old concept. The first patent was by Charles Wheatstone in 1838. It has enjoyed cyclic popularity through the decades but ultimately falls out of favor only to be revived when a new breakthrough in technology enables more capable volumetric reconstructions. Definitely a solution in search of a problem, stereoscopy, and its extension to “multiscopy”, may have finally found its home in the recent and sustained interest in immersive 3D and volumetrics. This lecture explores stereoscopy in visualization and its utility in medicine, design, science and engineering. Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Realty (AR) use stereoscopic imaging as their basis in creating immersive visualizations and will also be discussed. An exploration to explore potential areas of collaboration will follow.

The application of digital stereoscopy and “multiscopy” will be discussed as it pertains to:
• Modeling and Visualizing for Aerospace and Astronomy
     - Satellites and Aerospace Design
     - Remote Sensing including Planetary and Astrophysical ExploratIon
• 3d Modeling and Printing of low cost prosthetics and body parts
     - Modeling and construction
• Volumetrics and Visualization
     - Combining LIDAR and Photometry for remote sensing


Dr. G. Charmaine Gilbreath comes from a background in photonics engineering science. She was at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory for over 30 years and was a Principal Investigator and Technical Manager for various projects. Her technical expertise has been in LiDAR, LADAR, freespace optical communications, and in 3D visualization. Recently she relocated to Orlando to study 3D animation and video effects at the Digital Animation and Video Effects school located on Universal property. Her goal is to combine the remarkable tools developed for immersive 3D and digital effects for the entertainment industry with the special opportunities that science and engineering offer to humankind's progress. She is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University (1986 (MSE) and 1990 (doctorate), and of Georgia Institute of Technology (1982 (BS Physics and Electronics). She has over 180 publications and 8 patents. She is a Fellow of SPIE and member of AIAA and the Society of Women Engineers.

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