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Parris Egbert to give BYU devotional address May 24

Parris Egbert, chair of the Computer Science Department at Brigham Young University, will give an address titled “Confess the Lord’s Hand in All Things” at the weekly devotional Tuesday, May 24, at 11:05 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.

The devotional will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels and online at byub.org. Rebroadcast and archive information will be available at byub.org and speeches.byu.edu.

Egbert was appointed department chair in 2008 and has served as a professor of computer science at BYU for 19 years. He is the director of the 3D Computer Graphics Lab and is currently conducting research in several areas related to interactive 3D graphics and virtual environments.

His research interests include real-time 3D computer graphics, global illumination for computer graphics, object-oriented graphics, tools for computer animation and the creation and navigation of virtual environments. His work has been published and presented in SIGGRAPH, CVPR, Transactions on Graphics, Computational Intelligence and other journals and conferences.

As a member of the executive committee for the Center for Animation at BYU, Egbert and his students have contributed to several of BYU's award-winning animated shorts in the past few years.

Egbert received his doctorate and master’s degrees in computer science and mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He received a bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics from Utah State University.

For more information, contact Parris Egbert at (801) 422-4029 or email egbert@cs.byu.edu.

 

 

 

Writer: Mel Gardner

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