Professor Greenberg is one of
the foremost pioneers in the emerging field of computer graphics, having served
as a leading researcher and teacher in the field since 1965. His research
is primarily concerned with physically based image synthesis and with applying
graphic techniques to a variety of disciplines. His specialties include color
science, parallel processing, and realistic image generation. His application
work now focuses on medical imaging, architectural design, perception, digital
photography, and real-time photorealistic image generation.
Consistent with the interdisciplinary
nature of the field of computer graphics, he is a member of Cornell’s
faculty in the Johnson Graduate School of Management, the Department of
Computer Science, and the Department of Architecture. In recent years
he has taught courses in computer graphics, computer-aided architectural
design, digital photography, and disruptive technologies.
Professor Greenberg was the
founding director of the NSF Science and Technology Center for Computer
Graphics and Scientific Visualization, now in its tenth year. He is the
director of the Program of Computer Graphics and former director of the
Computer-Aided Design Instructional Facility at Cornell. He has published
d more than 200 articles on computer graphics, and many of his students
have been highly recognized in the field, including several who have received
the SIGGRAPH Achievement Award and others who have received Hollywood
In 1987, he received the ACM
Steven Coons Award, the highest honor in the field, for his outstanding
creative contributions in computer graphics. He also received the National
Computer Graphics Association Academic Award in 1989. In 1997, he received
the ASCA Creative Research Award in Architecture. An Honorary Doctoral
Degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology was presented to him in
Member: National Academy of
Fellow: International Association of Medical and Biological Engineering;
Association for Computing Machinery.
Education Panel: Teaching 3D Graphics. 1999 ACM Symposium on Interactive
3D Graphics (13DG’99), Atlanta, GA, April 1999.
Disruptive Technologies in Computer Graphics: Past, Present & Future.
10th Eurographics workshop on Rendering (EGRW’99), Granada, Spain, June
How Computer Graphics are Changing the Internet & Education. Hudson Institute,
Cyber Rendezvous Conference, Jackson Hole, WY, September 1999.
Computer Graphics – Progress, Problems & Potential. Computer Science Colloquium,
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, October 1999.
Computer Graphics – the State of the Art. Managing the Next Generation
of Manufacturing Technology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, November
Virtual Universities: Real Boundaries. Symposium honoring Dale Raymond
Corson, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, December 1999.
The Future of Architectural Design Education. College of Architecture,
Art, and Planning Advisory Council Meeting, Cornell University, Ithaca,
NY, April 2000 (with M. Piccolotto).
Working Today on Tomorrow’s Design Software. AEC/IS Roundtable, Washington,
DC, June 2000.
“A Lab Ahead of its Time: Cornell Graphics Lab Sets High Standards.” Architectural
Record (June 2000), 198–204 (with B.J. Novitsky and M.A. Piccolotto).
“Image-Based BRDF Measurement Including Human Skin.” Rendering Techniques
‘99, Springer Verlag (Wien) (August 1999), 131–144 (with S.R. Marschner,
S.H. Westin, E.P.F. Lafortune, and K.E. Torrance).
“Disruptive Technologies in Computer Graphics: Past, Present, and Future.”
Rendering Techniques ‘99, Springer Verlag (Wien) (August 1999),
“Direct Illumination with Lazy Visibility Evaluation.” Computer Graphics
(SIGGRAPH ’99 Conference Proceedings), (33)4 (August 1999), 147–154 (with
D. Hart and P.M. Dutre).
“A Perceptually Based Physical Error Metric for Realistic Image Synthesis.”
Computer Graphics (SIGGRAPH ’99 Conference Proceedings), (33)4
(August 1999), 73–82 (with M. Ramasubramanian and S.N. Pattanaik).
“A Framework for Realistic Image Synthesis.” Communications of the
ACM, (42)8 (August 1999), 44–53.