Research Profile: Falko Kuester
Dr. Kuester's research interests include tera-scale scientific visualization and virtual reality, image-based modeling and rendering, as well as distributed and remote visualization. His research efforts are aimed at creating intuitive, high-resolution virtual environments, providing engineers and scientists with a means to intuitively explore and analyze massive and complex three-dimensional data. In support of this work, he is currently developing real-time out-of-core visualization strategies that render massive data sets directly from external storage while requiring only small amounts of computer memory. Dr. Kuester has been active in virtual reality research for over a decade and the stringent VR requirements have served as important performance criteria for his large-scale distributed data analysis and visualization projects. He is also active in research and development of digitally enabled workspaces that support distributed, collaborative and pervasive office of the future and classroom of the future environments. Application areas of his research include simulation based design, rapid prototyping, computational fluid dynamics, earthquake engineering, biomedical engineering and command and control.