T. Todd Elvins


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  • San Diego Supercomputer Center, Senior Visualization Programmer

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  • SIGGRAPH 1993

    Todd Elvins is an associate staff visualization programmer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) in San Diego, California, USA Todd earned a B A in Business Economics and a B S in Computer Science, both at U C Santa Barbara, and a M S in Computer Science at the University of Utah. He worked at Culler Scientific Systems in Santa Barbara, California from 1984 to 1986 where he developed system software for a minisupercomputer project.

    In 1988, Todd accepted a position at SDSC, one of four National Science Foundation supercomputer centers in the country. He works in a group of software engineers and animators who research new computer graphics techniques that allow scientists to gain greater insight into a broad variety of scientific problems. Todd has also been involved in the design and implementation of the SDSC Advanced Scientific Visualization Laboratory and has participated in numerous collaborative visualization projects with some of the nearly 3000 SDSC users. Todd has been active in the computer graphics community for the past seven years, has participated in numerous conferences, courses, and workshops, and has spoken at many Visualization meetings including a 1990 SIGGRAPH course entitled “State of the Art in Data Visualization”, a 1992 SIGGRAPH course entitled “Introduction to Scientific Visualization Tools and Techniques”. He served as Conference Chairman for the 1990 San Diego Workshop on Volume Visualization, and he chaired a SIGGRAPH 1991 panel entitled “Scientific Visualization on Advanced Architectures”.

    Todd has lectured on volume Visualization for Eurographics in the U K, for the University of California, San Diego, and for GraphiCon’92 in Russia. Todd has also spoken on volume Visualization for IBM in Austria, for SIGGRAPH in Brazil, and for INTEVEP in Venezuela. Todd has published several technical papers on visualization and volume visualization, has contributed to several textbooks, and is an enthusiastic speaker and teacher. He is a member of the Association of Computing Machinery, the Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics, the Sun Users Group, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Technical Committee on Computer Graphics.  

    SIGGRAPH 1992

    T. Todd Elvins is an associate staff visualization programmer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) in San Diego, California, where he works in a group of software engineers and animators who research new computer graphics techniques that allow scientists to gain greater insight into a broad variety of scientific problems. He was involved in the design and implementation of the SDSC Advanced Scientific Visualization Laboratory and has participated in numerous collaborative visualization projects with SDSC scientists.

    The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) is one of four centers in the United States created by the National Science Foundation to foster and support research through computational science. SDSC is operated by General Atomics, is part of the University of California, San Diego, and receives support from the National Science Foundation and the State of California.

    SIGGRAPH 1990

    Todd Elvins earned a B.A. in Business Economics and a B.S. in Computer Science, both at U.C. Santa Barbara, and a M.S. in computer Science at the University of Utah. Elvins worked at Culler Scientific Systems in Santa Barbara, California from 1994 to 1986 where he developed system software for a minisupercomputer project. He is currently a Senior Visualization Programmer at San Diego Supercomputer Center where he has been involved in organizing the Advanced Scientific Visualization Laboratory and has participated in numerous collaborative visualization projects. Elvins has been active in the computer graphics community for the past five years and has attended the SIGGRAPH conferences in 1985, 1987, 1988, and 1989. Several of Elvins’ computer-generated images have been included in SIGGRAPH Technical Slide Sets and have appeared in several journals and magazines. His computer animated movies have been shown in the SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Theater, in the SIGGRAPH Video and Visualization Reviews, and on PBS television.

     


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