George Mason University

CS 752 - Interactive Graphics Software - Spring 2010

Scheduled Meeting Times

7:20 pm - 10:00 pm | T | Innovation Hall 136 | Jan 19, 2010 - May 12, 2010 

Description | Grading | Syllabus | References

Professor Jim X. Chen

Office: EngineeringBuilding, Room 4446

Course office hour: T 5:00pm-6:00pm and R 2:00pm-3:00pm, or by appointment

Phone: (703) 993-1720
jimxchen (a) gmail (dot) com


CS 752 is a 3-credit advanced graphics course with prerequisite CS 652. If you took CS 451 before and would like to take CS 752, you may talk to Dr. Chen to get his permission under certain conditions. Topics are selected from shaders, visualization, modeling, rendering, animation, simulation, virtual reality, and current graphics software tools. Emphasis will be on software methods and current research topics. Students are encouraged to introduce interesting materials and new topics for class projects and discussions. 

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There are all together 100 points:

Your overall course score, S, will be the sum of these points.

Class participation is very important. Active participation will be rewarded with extra points toward your score S.

Each assignment late will result in a deduction of 1 points per day from the total.

If there is an accident or emergency and you let me know, I will consider it accordingly. 

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SYLLABUS: (tentative)

1. Introduction (a general overview)

1-2. Discussion of topics for project selection of the semester; students are encouraged to introduce interesting materials and topics for class projects and discussions

2-3. Graphics basics and Cg shader programming and applications

4-13.  Special topics that include but not limited to the following 

14-15. Project discussions, presentations, and final summary

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Jim X. Chen, Guide to Graphics Software Tools, Springer Verlag, latest version. 


Graphics related journals and magazines including:

Graphics related conference proceedings 

2010 by Jim X. Chen, Department of Computer Science, George mason University