CMSC 491B / 691B: 
Visualization Techniques

Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Department 
University of Maryland Baltimore County

Autumn 1999

Time: MW 3:30-4:45pm  FA 006


Dr. David S. Ebert , 214 ECS ,, Phone: (410)455-3541

Dr. Penny Rheingans, 215 ECS,, Phone:(410)455-3554

This course will cover topics in visualization: scientific visualization, medical visualization, information visualization, and volume rendering techniques. The format for the course will be group discussions of papers, some lectures by the instructors, and some student presentations of papers. The grading will be based on participation in class, critical assignments, and class projects. Class projects may be done individually or in groups. Projects have the potential of leading to work that forms the basis of an Undergraduate Research Project, Master's project, or Ph.D. research topic. A partial list of topics includes the following:

Tentative Schedule

Readings: Students will read and discuss seminal and current technical research papers. A list of readings (in progress and subject to frequent update) is available here .

    The Visualization Toolkit, by William Schroeder, Ken Martin, Bill Lorensen, 2nd Edition, 1997
The following books may also be useful as references.


Software available for projects includes: Grades: Grades will be assigned on the basis of construction of visualizations (15%), critical reviews of published visualizations (10%), discussions of technical papers (15%), and class project (60%).


Contact David Ebert, or Penny Rheingans,