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Viz grad tells how Disney team used GIS to create 'Zootopia'

posted November 20, 2017
In “Zootopia,” the Oscar-winning animated film where thousands of anthropomorphic animals coexist, Disney artist Brandon Jarratt, a former Texas A&M visualization student, used geographic information system software to craft the movie paradise.

Viz prof honored by Smithsonian for Minimalist Art essay

posted July 10, 2017
An essay spotlighting prominent artist and critic Donald Judd’s use of sculpture and prose to elevate architecture in his hometown, Kansas City, earned its author, Susanneh Bieber, assistant professor of visualization, recognition from the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Study to illuminate algorithmic results

posted July 5, 2017
Researchers at Texas A&M are working to illuminate the computational reasoning process, why algorithms reach the conclusions they do, as part of a four-year, $1.6 million project funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a division of the U.S. Department of Defense that explores new technologies.

Viz students vied for top spots in global competition

posted July 3, 2017
Video games and virtual reality environments developed by former Texas A&M visualization students contended for top prizes in the final round of “The Rookies,” a global competition for young designers, creators, innovators and artists.

Effort aims to protect patient privacy in health data analysis

posted June 26, 2017
A team of Texas A&M scholars is investigating how health science researchers can accurately analyze troves of available patient data from various sources while maintaining patient privacy.

Tier One Program funds extraordinary learning experiences

posted June 22, 2017
This fall, Texas A&M College of Architecture students will design building envelopes from auto assembly line waste, research problems facing communities on the Texas-Mexico border, and create a virtual reality platform to test engineering designs.

Posters, addresses earn students 2017 research week honors

posted April 18, 2017
Posters and 10-minute oral presentations detailing a wide range of research findings by Texas A&M College of Architecture students were among the top submissions at the university’s 2017 Student Research Week.

Diversity council staged Feb. 17-18 access hackathon

posted February 3, 2017
Using their digital and artistic skills, contestants vied for $5,000 in prize money by creating data-sourced concepts for a Texas A&M University campus free of physical and virtual barriers to the disabled as part of the Feb. 17-18, 2017 Diversity Accessibility Hackathon hosted by the Texas A&M College of Architecture Diversity Council.

Viz prof-led firm, Texas A&M create $1M dept. chair

posted January 30, 2017
Triseum, a video game development company headed by André Thomas, a member of the visualization faculty and director of the department’s LIVE Lab, has partnered with Texas A&M to establish the $1 million Triseum Endowed Chair of Visualization.

New video game by Viz prof-led firm aids calculus students

posted January 30, 2017
This semester, students in almost 50 universities are getting help with introductory calculus by playing “Variant,” a new video game developed by Triseum, a Bryan video game development company led by André Thomas, a member of the visualization faculty.

Nominations for outstanding alumni due March 1, 2017

posted December 13, 2016
Nominations for the 2017 College of Architecture Outstanding Alumni Awards are due by March 1, 2017. “This award recognizes the exemplary leadership, relentless pursuit of excellence, exceptional talents and numerous accomplishments of the recipients,” said Jorge Vanegas, dean of the Texas A&M University College of Architecture. “We strongly encourage those who know a former student deserving of this prestigious honor to nominate him or her.”

Viz profs heading STEM study in two colonias schools

posted December 7, 2016
Six Hispanic high school students residing in South Texas colonias — impoverished, relatively undeveloped villages on the U.S. side of the Texas-Mexico border — are learning engineering basics in a study led by two visualization professors.

Viz prof co-edits book of mind/body research reviews

posted November 16, 2016
A new edition of a book touted as an exhaustive overview of the latest research findings in psychophysiology — the scientific study of the interaction between mind and body — was co-edited by Louis Tassinary, professor of visualization at Texas A&M.

College offering $1000 prize for best gonfalon redesign

posted October 5, 2016
A $1000 prize will go to the winner of the Texas A&M College of Architecture’s student competition to redesign the college’s gonfalon, a banner symbolizing the school and its disciplines that is , the gonfalon is prominently displayed at university functions.

Symposium keynote eyed design’s effect on office culture

posted September 26, 2016
Author Rex Miller, an expert in workplace team performance, discussed design as a key element of office culture in “How Engaging Workspaces Lead to Transformation and Growth,” the keynote address of the 18th annual faculty research symposium.