Williams College Computer Science

Morgan McGuire

Assistant Professor
Computer Science Department
47 Lab Campus Drive
Williams College
Williamstown, MA 01267

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TCL 308
413-437-4215
413-597-4250
morgan@cs.williams.edu
http://cs.williams.edu/~morgan

Education

B.S.MIT2000
M.Eng.MIT2000
M.S.Brown University2002
Ph.D.Brown University2006

Research Interests [Papers]

Computer graphics and vision empower visual communication through computation. I work on:

Biography

Morgan McGuire is an assistant professor of Computer Science at Williams College. He received his PhD from Brown University in 2006. Prof. McGuire is the co-chair of the 2010 ACM Symposium on Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering, a member of the Journal of Graphics, Game, and GPU Tools editorial board, and the lead author of Creating Games: Mechanics, Content, and Technology. He previously co-chaired the ACM Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games in 2008 and 2009.

He has contributed to many commercial products including the E-Ink display for the Amazon Kindle, the PeakStream high-performance computing infrastructure acquired by Google, the Titan Quest role playing game, and the Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 video game for Xbox 360.

Prof. McGuire's current research spans computer vision and video games. He's using video cameras to help computers understand the 3D world around them, and is investigating new design methods for video games increase interactivity and engagement as well as improving 3D rendering. He incorporates these research ideas into the computer graphics and game design courses that he teaches at Williams College. He is currently working on a new Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 game at Activision and an advanced computer graphics textbook.