Ann McNamara

Associate Professor
Graduate Program Coordinator

Affiliations

Department of Visualization ACM SIGGRAPH

Education

B.S., (Computer Science), First Class Honors, University of Bristol, UK, 1996
M.A., (Education), University of Dublin, Ireland, 2003
Ph.D., (Computer Graphics), University of Bristol, 2000

Interests

Dr. McNamara's research focuses on the advancement of computer graphics and scientific visualization through novel approaches for optimizing an individual's experience when creating, viewing and interacting with virtual spaces.

Biography

Ann McNamara is an Associate professor in the Department of Visualization at Texas A&M University. Her research focuses on the advancement of computer graphics and scientific visualization through novel approaches for optimizing an individual’s experience when creating, viewing and interacting with virtual and augmented spaces. She is the recipient of an NSF CAREER AWARD entitled "Advancing Interaction Paradigms in Mobile Augmented Reality using Eye Tracking". This project investigates how mobile eye tracking, which monitors where a person is looking while on the go, can be used to determine what objects in a visual scene a person is interested in, and thus might like to have annotated in their augmented reality view. Ann has long served on the ACM SIGGRAPH conference committee.

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