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This site, 3Dcompression.com, is hosted by SJB Communications, and built with PHP and MySql.  Its development was made possible by an Intel Fellowship at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

The author of this site, Davis King, is a computer scientist formerly working on a Ph.D. at Georgia Tech.  His research is on 3D compression, ways to measure the shape complexity of 3D surfaces, and related aspects of computer graphics and computer vision.  Davis has received an Intel Fellowship for his work in this area, and he has previously worked as a research intern at Hewlett-Packard Labs, as a freelance programmer/consultant, as a trader on Wall Street, and as a sailing instructor.

Davis' contributions to the field of 3D compression include:

  • being the first to prove and to demonstrate that some types of polygon mesh can be encoded more efficiently than triangle meshes
  • proving some of the best-known worst-case guarantees for triangle mesh and polygon mesh connectivity compression
  • developing a concept of 'shape complexity,' and using it to show how the tradeoff between mesh simplification and vertex quantization depends on the shape and surface properties of each object
His other research interests include computer vision, physics-based modeling, and the political and economic side of computer technology.

Davis' papers may be found on his research homepage, and more on his research interests, career, and other aspects of his life may be found at davisking.com


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