Spring 2013 Course
DPA 401/601 Technical Foundations of Digital Production II
CP SC 404/604 Computer Graphics Images
CP SC 405/605 Computer Graphics
CP SC 419/619 Physically Based Animation
Professor and Chair
of Visual Computing
Dr. Donald House Chairs the Division of Visual Computing in the School of Computing at Clemson University, where his mission is to develop the faculty, curricula, and research agendas of the Division. The Division of Visual Computing is home to Clemson's unique M.F.A. program in Digital Production Arts, and is planned to house undergraduate minors, M.S. and Ph.D. specializations in Visual Computing. Visual Computing is conceived to encompass a number of disciplines bearing on image making, image manipulation and image understanding within a computing context. These will include Animation and Visual Effects, Computer Graphics, Automatic Illustration, Visualization, Visual Perception, and Visual Storytelling. Dr. House's previous position was at Texas A&M University, playing a key role in the development of their Visualization Program.
By accident, Dr.
House was a born and bred a Yankee (New York and New England).
However, by choice he is now a Carolinian, as well as a Computer
Scientist (UMass), and a
member of the Baha'i Faith.
His research lab
is named the SAVAGE
Graphics Lab, which is an acronym for its focus areas of
Simulation, Animation, Visualization, And Games for Education. The
name is also a play on the beloved Clemson tiger. In his research,
Dr. House has explored many aspects of the fields of computer
graphics and visual perception. His current research thrust is
investigating methods for the perceptual optimization of
visualizations. He is well known for his work in the area of
physically based modeling, championing interacting-particle
approaches to the simulation of cloth and drapery and other
flexible materials. He and David Breen compiled the book Cloth
Modeling and Animation. Early in his academic career, House
studied brain mechanisms for depth vision in anuran amphibians
(frogs and toads). He has since confined these aberrant tendencies
to developing a 3D graphics system called Jabka, whose name in
Russian is roughly translated as toady.
For fun he is an
avid swimmer, and enjoys hiking, art, biking, skiing. He is
looking forward to renewing his interest in sailing on the
beautiful lakes in the Clemson area when life allows the time.
Lynette is an accomplished artist. They have two children, Ian
who is a software engineer in New Hampshire, and Felice who is a
portrait painter in Austin, Texas. Ian is married to Gina House and they have two boys, Timmy and Ben.
Felice recently married Dana Younger
who was one of the founders of Blue
Genie Art Industries in Austin, and is now with the
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Dana has two boys, Jasper
and Wiley who are welcome new members of the family.