Info for Prospective Computer Graphics Graduate Students
So you want to be a computer graphics graduate student ?
Well, it ain't easy ... Is it worthwhile ? Take a look at my recent
and judge for yourself. Computer graphics is an exciting modern field, where
you will be grabbed by industry as soon as you graduate with an M.Sc. Those who
finish off a successful Ph.D. have good chances at an academic career.
Recommended Study Plan
I have great expectations from my students. They are required to perform
original research, making a modest contribution to the scientific
state-of-the-art. Timely work and publication are a good proof of success
at this endeavor. Most of my graduate students attend
at least one
computer graphics conference abroad, where they present their work and
meet colleagues with common interests.
Make sure you are a good programmer and enjoy it. Computer graphics research,
as any applied computer science work, must be implemented in order to
evaluate its merit. A substantial amount of your time will be spent
It is well known that there is no better way to learn a subject than by
teaching it. In fact, that is how I learnt Computer Graphics (that poor
class of 1991 at Hebrew University !!). So if you feel up to it - try
become a TA (teaching assistant) in one of the above courses. Apply for
these positions well in advance, and be advised that only the best and the most experienced will be taken on.
Attend research seminars and colloquia on computer graphics and related
subjects, most notably the Pixel Club
at the Technion, and the Israel SIGGRAPH Professional
Chapter meetings in Tel Aviv.
Browse through the computer graphics literature regularly, most notably
the annual SIGGRAPH ,
Graphics Interface ,
Pacific Graphics and
Computer Graphics International
The top journals are ACM
Transactions on Graphics ,
The Visual Computer
Computer Graphics Forum ,
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer
Computers and Graphics.
You can access many of these journals online thru the
Make sure your proxy is set to wwwproxy.technion.ac.il first.
Surf that Web ! You can start off with
on the Web. The
SIGGRAPH Bibliography and Citeseer
are also very useful.
Keep abreast of developments in the
ACM student community.