William Bares at CofC

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William Bares Curriculum Vitae

Education History

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science from North Carolina State University, 1998
    • Dissertation title: Real-time Generation of User and Context-Sensitive Three-Dimensional Animated Explanations, advised by James Lester and Woodrow Robbins
  • M.S. in Computer Science from North Carolina State University, 1994
  • Honors B.S. in Computer Science from University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1998
    • Thesis title: A Hypermedia System for the Authoring of Scientific Journal Articles, advised by Dennis Moreau

Employment History

  • Assistant Professor, College of Charleston, Department of Computer Science, 2013 – present
  • Associate Professor, Millsaps College, Department of Computer Science, 2009-2013
  • Assistant Professor, Millsaps College, Department of Computer Science, 2003-2009
  • Research Scientist, LiveWire Logic, Inc., Morrisville, NC. Intelligent natural-language processing for a customer service virtual agent, 2000-2003
  • Assistant Professor, Center for Advanced Computer Studies, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 1998-2001

List of Courses Taught (College of Charleston)

CSCI 230 Data Structures and Algorithms

CSCI 310 Advanced Algorithms

CITA/CSCI 120 Building Virtual Worlds (now featuring Python coding & Blender 3D animation)

CITA/CSCI 210 Game Programming

CITA 295 Computing in the Arts Seminar

CITA 495 Computing in the Arts Capstone Seminar

List of Courses Taught (Millsaps College)

First-year seminar in the liberal arts: Creation from Myths to Megabytes – themes of creation from ancient myths, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Asimov’s robots, and artificial intelligence

Computer Science I – Introduction to Computer Science

Computer Science II – design & analysis of algorithms taught in a 6-hour per week intensive lab

Computer Organization and Assembly Language using the MIPS processor

Digital Media Programming – Image processing and Animation using Java

Computer Graphics – OpenGL in C++

Artificial Intelligence – Topics in algorithms for search, planning, and optimization

List of Publications

William Bares, Donald Schwartz, Cristovam Segundo, Santoshi Nitya, Sydney Aiken, and Clinton Medbery. 2015.  Film Ties: An Architecture for Collaborative Data-driven Cinematography.  In Proceedings of Eurographics Workshop on Intelligent Cinematography and Editing.  Eurographics Association.  Zurich, Switzerland, May 4, 2015, 63-68.

Bill Manaris, Renée McCauley, Marian Mazzone, and William Bares. 2014. Computing in the arts: a model curriculum. In Proceedings of the 45th ACM technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE ’14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 451-456.

Christophe Lino, Marc Christie, Roberto Ranon, and William Bares. 2011. The director’s lens: an intelligent assistant for virtual cinematography. In Proceedings of the 19th ACM international conference on Multimedia (MM ’11). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 323-332.

William Bares, Nick Buckner, and Daniel Castille. 2010. Virtual camera scouting with 3DOF motion trackers. In Proceedings of the 48th Annual Southeast Regional Conference (ACM SE ’10). ACM, New York, NY, USA, , Article 91 , 2 pages.

William Bares. 2008. Panel Beat: Layout and Timing of Comic Panels. In Proceedings of the 9th international symposium on Smart Graphics (SG ’08), Andreas Butz, Brian Fisher, Antonio Kr\&\#252;ger, Patrick Olivier, and Marc Christie (Eds.). Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, 273-276.

Amav Jhala, William Bares, and R. Michael Young. 2005. Towards an intelligent storyboarding tool for 3D games. In Proceedings of the 2005 ACM SIGCHI International Conference on Advances in computer entertainment technology (ACE ’05). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 367-368.

Scott McDermott, Junwei Li, and William Bares. 2002. Storyboard frame editing for cinematic composition. In Proceedings of the 7th international conference on Intelligent user interfaces (IUI ’02). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 206-207.

William Bares and Byungwoo Kim. 2001. Generating virtual camera compositions. In Proceedings of the 6th international conference on Intelligent user interfaces (IUI ’01). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 9-12.

William Bares, Scott McDermott, Christina Boudreaux, and Somying Thainimit. 2000. Virtual 3D camera composition from frame constraints. In Proceedings of the eighth ACM international conference on Multimedia (MULTIMEDIA ’00). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 177-186.

Brent H. Daniel, Charles B. Callaway, William H. Bares, and James C. Lester. 1999. Student-sensitive multimodal explanation generation for 3D learning environments. In Proceedings of the sixteenth national conference on Artificial intelligence and the eleventh Innovative applications of artificial intelligence conference innovative applications of artificial intelligence (AAAI ’99/IAAI ’99). American Association for Artificial Intelligence, Menlo Park, CA, USA, 114-120.

James C. Lester, Luke S. Zettlemoyer, Joël P. Grégoire, and William H. Bares. 1999. Explanatory lifelike avatars: performing user-centered tasks in 3D learning environments. In Proceedings of the third annual conference on Autonomous Agents (AGENTS ’99), Oren Etzioni, Jörg P. Müller, and Jeffrey M. Bradshaw (Eds.). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 24-31.

William H. Bares and James C. Lester. 1998. Intelligent multi-shot visualization interfaces for dynamic 3D worlds. In Proceedings of the 4th international conference on Intelligent user interfaces (IUI ’99). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 119-126. (* best paper award)

William H. Bares, Luke S. Zettlemoyer, and James C. Lester. 1998. Habitable 3D Learning Environments for Situated Learning. In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS ’98), Barry P. Goettl, Henry M. Halff, Carol L. Redfield, and Valerie J. Shute (Eds.). Springer-Verlag, London, UK, UK, 76-85.

William H. Bares, Joël P. Grégoire, and James C. Lester. 1998. Realtime constraint-based cinematography for complex interactive 3D worlds. In Proceedings of the fifteenth national/tenth conference on Artificial intelligence/Innovative applications of artificial intelligence (AAAI ’98/IAAI ’98). American Association for Artificial Intelligence, Menlo Park, CA, USA, 1101-1106.

William H. Bares, Luke S. Zettlemoyer, Dennis W. Rodriguez, and James C. Lester. 1998. Task-sensitive cinematography interfaces for interactive 3D learning environments. In Proceedings of the 3rd international conference on Intelligent user interfaces (IUI ’98). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 81-88.

William H. Bares and James C. Lester. 1997. Realtime generation of customized 3D animated explanations for knowledge-based learning environments. In Proceedings of the fourteenth national conference on artificial intelligence and ninth conference on Innovative applications of artificial intelligence (AAAI’97/IAAI’97). AAAI Press 347-354.

Patents

  • Method, system and software program for shooting and editing a film comprising at least one image of a 3D computer-generated animation
    • This patent is based on and extends concepts presented in “Director’s Lens”: ACM Multimedia 2011 that introduces a novel workflow in which a user collaborates with an intelligent system that proposes suggested camera viewpoints that are computed as a function of composition properties of previously created viewpoints.  The patent covers virtual environments or real-world scenes.
    • European patent number: EP 2600316 A1
    • United States, Patent number : US20130135315

 

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