Data Visualization


Department of Computer Science

UNC Charlotte


ITCS6140091 & ITCS8140091

Wednesday 6:30-9:15PM

Woodward Hall 154


Fall 2006




Aidong Lu

Office Hour: Wednesday 4pm-5pm or appointment by email


This course will cover basic topics of data visualization techniques for multiple data types, including volume rendering, surface reconstruction, interactive visualization, software-based visualization, hardware-based visualization, and data processing. The format of the course will be lectures, paper presentations, and project discussions. The class projects can be selected from a sample list provided by the instructor or proposed by a student.


Fundamental computer graphics, or visualization, or virtual reality, or permission of instructor


There is no required textbook. A list of useful references:

  • The Visualization Handbook, C. Hansen and C. Johnson, Academic Press, 2004
  • The Visualization Toolkit: An Object-Oriented Approach to 3D Graphics, W. Schroeder, K. Martin, and B. Lorensen, Prentice-Hall, 1997
  • Computer Graphics: Principles and Practice, J. foley, A. dam, S. Feiner, J. Hughes, Addison-Wesley Professional, 1995


Grades will be assigned on the basis of class discussions (10%), paper presentation (10%), three projects (20% each, 60% total), final presentation and report (10%), and final exam (10%).

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