DescriptionA light welcoming breakfast will be served at 9:30AM;;The Opening will include:;;- Discourse.;Prof. James Calvin (VP, Education);Prof. Alyn Rockwood (2012 WEP Chair);;- WEP Opening Keynote Lecture by Prof. Rolf Heuer (Director of C.E.R.N.), introduced by Prof. Shih (KAUST President);;- "‘Living Gifts’ 2011 Poster Exhibit: Acknowledging a year of Giving at KAUST," inaugurated by Dr. Almojel (VP, University Development)
Dr. Alyn P. Rockwood is Associate Director of the Geometric Modeling and Scientific Visualization Research Center, and Professor of Applied Mathematics at KAUST. At the pioneering graphics company Evans and Sutherland, he led a team that first achieved certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for a pilot training simulator, which allowed pilots to train completely for new aircraft on a simulator. At Silicon Graphics, Inc, he developed the method for rendering curved surfaces in real time that is integral to OpenGL today. These and other innovations led the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Graphics and Interactive Techniques (ACM SIGGRAPH), the premier organization in computer graphics, to appoint him as Research Papers Chair in 1999 and Conference Chair in 2003. Recently, as vice president, he led a multi-million-dollar initiative to create the new conference, SIGGRAPH in Asia. Dr. Rockwood has been in academics at Arizona State University and Colorado School of Mines, where he was Assistant Head of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and Director of Graduate Studies. He has received several teaching awards, the COFES 2007 Innovation in Technology Award, and the CAD Society "Heroes of Engineering" Award. His current research is focused on developing new modeling techniques for industrial design and animation, volume meshing for FE analysis, a new basis for image processing, and engineering applications of Clifford Algebra. Dr. Rockwood has published more than 70 peer-reviewed articles, secured six patents, co-founded three successful start-up companies and written three books, including one novel.
Professor James Calvin is Vice President for Academic Affairs at KAUST. He began his relationship with the University as the Director of one of the KAUST Global Research Partnership Research Centers, the Institute for Applied Mathematics and Computational Science (IAMCS) at Texas A&M University. Professor Calvin has since served as a Visiting Professor, Acting Associate Provost and Acting Provost before taking on the role of Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Professor Rolf-Dieter Heuer is an experimental particle physicist and the Director General of CERN since 2009.undefinedundefinedHe obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Heidelberg in 1977. Most of his scientific work has focused on the study of electron-positron reactions, the development of experimental techniques, as well as the construction and operation of large detector systems. From 1984 to 1998, Prof. Heuer was a staff member at CERN, working for the OPAL experiment at the electron-positron storage ring LEP. During his 15 years at CERN Prof. Heuer occupied the highest managerial positions in the OPAL experiment and was the OPAL's spokesperson in 1994-1998. In 1998, Rolf-Dieter Heuer was appointed to a chair at the University of Hamburg. Then, he set up a working group to prepare experiments at an electron-positron Linear Collider that quickly became one of the leading groups in this field worldwide. From 2004 to 2008, Prof. Heuer was research director for particle and astroparticle physics at the DESY laboratory, a member of the Helmholtz association. Prof. Heuer has been a member of many scientific committees and advisory bodies where he has acquired a great deal of expertise in reviewing projects as well as in assessing and promoting people.
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