James D. Foley visits the GTI

James D. Foley Fhoto
On Tuesday the 28th of June, the GTI were honoured to receive a visit from Professor Jim Foley, currently professor of Georgia Tech and Vice President of SIGGRAPH. This was a particularly special event for the Graphics research sub-group of the GTI, as Jim quite literally “wrote the book” (in fact, several books) on computer graphics in the 80s and 90s. Jim’s current research interest is in e-learning, and he presented a fascinating talk entitled “Experimental comparison of Blended E-learning and traditional classroom instruction”, which was followed by a visit to the GTI offices and demonstrations of our latest research into character animation and web-based 3D games.
It was real pleasure to meet and host such an influential figure. Thanks Jim!