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Ashvin Mysore Named Davidson Fellow


November 2002

Ashvin Mysore

Ashvin Mysore, a high-school student from Louisville, Colorado, was named a 2002 Davidson Fellow by the Davidson Institute for Talent Development, whose mission is "to recognize, nurture and support profoundly gifted young people and to provide opportunities for them to develop their talents in positive ways to create value for themselves and others." The Davidson Fellow Award recognizes outstanding achievements of young people, under the age of 18, who can demonstrate the development of their talents with a significant piece of work.

Ashvin's award was in the area of "Technology":

Ashvin delved into the complex realm of computer graphics fractal terrain generation and succeeded in developing an innovative solution to generating very realistic terrains by applying a novel, recursive, random-altitude algorithm to a ROAM (Real-time Optimally Adapting Mesh)-inspired binary triangle tree structure. Geo-morphing and collision-detection techniques allow for terrain animation, including simulation of water scenes. Producing real-time terrain generation able to run on a desktop computer, Ashvin's work has broad applications in scientific visualization terrain rendering, meteorology, geology, space science and military training.

The award was based on Ashvin's final project in the CSCI 5229 Computer Graphics course under the direction of Associate Professor Elizabeth Bradley. Ashvin will receive a $10,000 scholarship from the Davidson Institute.

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