Ken Joy is a Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of California at Davis. He came to UC Davis in 1980 in the Department of Mathematics and was a founding member of the Computer Science Department in 1983. Professor Joy's research and teaching areas are visualization, geometric modeling, and computer graphics.
He is the Director of the Institute for Data Analysis and Visualization (IDAV) at UC Davis. This Institute provides an interdisciplinary research environment where practical data exploration problems from a variety of disciplines can be addressed. Within this environment, and with his research colleagues and graduate students, Professor Joy has collaborated on over 30 publications during the past three years. He is the principal investigator, or co-principal investigator, on a number of grants which bring over $1,000,000 per year to the Institute.
Professor Joy is one of the most decorated teachers at UC Davis. He was awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award, UC Davis' highest honor in 1996, was awarded the Faculty Advisor of the Year in 1995, and has won numerous departmental and student teaching awards. His "web notes" have helped numerous students and researchers throughout the world learn the fundamentals of computer graphics and geometric modeling.
He is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the IEEE Computer Society, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). He is a participating guest researcher at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and a faculty computer scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Professor Joy received a B.A. (1968) and M.A. (1972) in Mathematics from UCLA, and a Ph.D. (1976) in Mathematics from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has worked a number of years in the computer industry, and consults regularly on computer graphics, massive data visualization and geometric modeling.
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- Alexy Agranovsky, Christoph Garth, Ken Joy, "Extracting Flow Structures Using Sparse Particles", in "Vision, Modeling and Visualization Workshop 2011", 2011
- Hari Krishnan, Christoph Garth, Jens Guehring, Mehmet Gulsun, Andreas Greiser, Ken Joy, "Analysis of Time-Dependent Flow-Sensitive PC-MRI Data", in "IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics", 2011
- Christoph Garth, Ken Joy, "Fast, Memory-Efficient Cell Location in Unstructured Grids for Visualization", in "IEEE Transactions on Computer Graphics and Visualization", Volume 16, Number 6, pp 1541-1550, 2010