The University of Kentucky Center for Visualization & Virtual Environments

Dr. Ken Calvert to serve as Vis Center’s Interim Director

Ken Calvert, Ph. D., will serve as the Interim Director of the Vis Center.  Dr. Calvert currently is the Chairman of the Computer Science Department at the University of Kentucky.

He received his S.B. in 1979 from M.I.T. then earned his M.S. from Stanford University in 1980 before spending five years as a member of the technical staff at Bell Telephone Laboratories in Holmdel, NJ.  In 1991, he earned his Ph. D. in computer science from the University of Texas at Austin.  For seven years he served as an assistant professor at Georgia Tech, then joined the University of Kentucky’s faculty in 1998 as an associate professor of computer science.  Since 2007, Dr. Calvert has been a professor of computer science and the Chair of the Computer Science Department.

Throughout his time at the University, he has been recognized for his commitment to teaching.  Twice, in 2000 and 2003, the University acknowledged him as an “Outstanding Computer Science Teacher.”  From 2002-2007, he was a Gill Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky.  At the IWAN 2003 Conference, he won the “Best Paper” award.

Brent Seales, Ph. D., is stepping down from his role as the director of the Vis Center.  He will spend the 2012-2013 school year in Paris, working at Google Paris over his sabbatical. Dr. Seales will return to the University of Kentucky as a professor of Computer Science when his sabbatical ends.

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