Ann McNamara


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Most Recent Affiliation(s):


  • Texas A&M University, Assistant Professor

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  • University of Bristol, United Kingdom, Associate Professor
  • The University of Dublin

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  • SIGGRAPH 2020

    Ann McNamara is an Associate professor in the Department of Visualization at Texas A&M University. Her research focuses on novel approaches for optimizing an individual’s experience when creating, viewing and interacting with virtual and augmented spaces. She is the recipient of an NSF CAREER AWARD entitled ”Advancing Interaction Paradigms in Mobile Augmented Reality using Eye Tracking”. This project investigates how mobile eye tracking, which monitors where a person is looking while on the go, can be used to determine what objects in a visual scene a person is interested in, and thus might like to have annotated in their augmented reality view. In 2019, she was named as one of twenty-one Presidential Impact Fellows at Texas A&M University.  

    SIGGRAPH 2014

    Dr. Ann McNamara is an assistant professor in the Department of Visualization at Texas A&M University. She is the recipient of an NSF CAREER award. Her research focuses on the advancement of computer  graphics and scientific visualization through novel approaches for optimizing an individual’s experience when  creating, viewing and interacting with real, augmented and virtual spaces. She investigates new ways to exploit knowledge of human visual perception to produce high quality computer graphics and animations more  efficiently. Ann was Siggraph 2011 & Siggraph 2012 Courses Chair. She is Siggraph General Submissions Chair for Siggraph 2014 & Siggraph 2015.  

    SIGGRAPH 2010

    Ann McNamara received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Bristol, UK. Anns research focuses on the advancement of computer  graphics and scientific visualization through novel approaches for optimizing an individual’s experience when creating, viewing and interacting with virtual  spaces. She investigates new ways to exploit knowledge of human visual perception to produce high quality computer graphics and animations more efficiently. She joined the faculty of the newly formed Department of Visualization  at Texas A&M University in 2008, where she is currently an assistant professor. Ann serves on several IPCs including APGV.  


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