[Novalug] Joint DCACM, DCSIGADA, DCSIGGRAPH Lecture, Wednesday June 10th: William Glascoe, "Lifegraphs for Mobile Mirror Worlds"
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DC ACM, DC SIGADA, and DC SIGGRAPH will be hosting a joint event with
support from the Washington Academy of Sciences. We are proud to
present the May 2009 lecture.
Speaker: William Glascoe
with contributions by Dr. Nicholas Polys
Topic: Lifegraphs for Mobile Mirror Worlds: Linking Supply, Value,
and Customer Chains
Have you wondered why record and bookkeeping has not been automated for
all of us? From the moment a legal or natural person is known to be on
the way to last data generating event of its corpse. This talk examines
lifegraphing (not life logging) in the context of the proliferation of
3D Computer-Aided everything, the payment card industry's
infrastructure, the electronic health records mandate, geographical
information systems, and electronic data interchange standards. To fully
understand the conceptualization of lifegraphs, a 100-yr story of a
person born in the year 2000 is use to explain what lifegraphs are
(aren't) and how they may change the chains between government,
corporations and citizens who come live by them. William Glacoe will
conduct most of the talk, but a small presentation will also be provided
by Dr. Nicholas Polys.
William Glascoe is a Project Manager in the Logistics & Supply Chain
Management subpractice of CSC's Federal Consulting Practice and an Air
Force Reserves' Lieutenant Colonel at the National Security Space
Office. He recently won a CSC Leading Edge Forum Grant to investigate
extensible 3D (X3D) for Enterprise Applications, which yielded the idea
of lifegraphs as he defines them.
William is a certified Project Management Professional and recently
returned from a year long assignment in Baghdad where he managed
business planning projects for the DoD Task Force to Improve Business
and Stability Operations in Iraq. He was a Software Risk Manager at the
Office of Naval Research's Best Manufacturing Practices Center of
Excellence in College Park, MD during 2007. Between 1996 and 1999, he
was the Chief, Software Integration and Test in a classified System
Program Office during his third Air Force active duty assignment. He is
a certificate holder of the Air Force Institute of Technology's Software
Professional Development Program.
William holds a BS Physics, Applied from the USAF Academy, MS
Telecommunications, CU Boulder and a Certificate of Completion,
International Space University (1999 Summer Session Program, Khorat,
Dr. Nicholas Polys heads the VT-ARC Visualization Group. He has
developed interactive 3D graphic content and systems for over 9 years.
His research interests lie at the heart of Human Computer Interaction:
the intersection of visualization, virtual environments, and perception.
After his undergraduate research in Cognitive Science at Vassar College
(1996), he jumped into the networked information space of the WWW
developing audio, visual, and 3D assets and software. His doctoral work
at Virginia Tech (2006) examined perceptual cues and layout behaviors
for Information-Rich Virtual Environments for desktop to immersive
As a co-author of the international standard Extensible 3D (X3D) and
Director of the Web3D Consortium, he is the author of numerous
peer-reviewed papers, tutorials, and workshops. Currently, Nicholas is a
researcher for Virginia Tech Research Computing building information
architectures and user interfaces for computational scientists.
Wednesday June 10th, 7:30pm to 9:00pm
American Academy for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
2nd Floor Conference Room
1200 New York Avenue NW
(entrance is on 12th Street)
Near Metro Center.
This lecture is free and open to the public. ACM or ACM SIG membership
is not required to attend.
Chair, DC ACM
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