Paul Rajlich
Research Programmer
Visualization and Virtual Environments
National Center for Supercomputing Applications
prajlich@ncsa.uiuc.edu
http://brighton.ncsa.uiuc.edu/~prajlich/
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Paul J. Rajlich
prajlich@ncsa.uiuc.edu


Employment

    Research Programmer, NCSA Visualization and Virtual Environments Team, May 1998 to present


      lead visualization programmer for NSF funded RiverWeb project.
      developing software for NCSA high resolution tiled display wall
      maintaining vtkActorToPF, a library that integrates VTK and Performer
      maintaining Radio Astronomy VRML Visualization Server

    Instructor, Parkland Community College, part-time Fall '99 - Summer '00.

    Taught evening C and C++ courses.

    Research Assistant, NCSA Visualization and Virtual Environments Team, January 1997 to May 1998.


      implemented the Radio Astronomy VRML Visualization Server
      prototyped strategies for cross-platform development for the desktop and the CAVE
      developed code to integrate VTK with the CAVE environment

    Teaching Assistant, Computer Science, University of Illinois, August 1995 through December 1996.

    Taught class sections in C++, assisted students during office hours, generated programming assignments, developed quizzes, supervised graders.
    Intern, Ford Scientific Research Lab, Dearborn, MI. Summer '94, '95, '96

    Participated in the development of the Powertrain Engineering Tool, a rule-based geometry generation and evaluation system, including development of the graphical user interface.

Skills

Programming languages: C, C++, Java, Tcl/Tk, Perl, Scheme, Smalltalk, Pascal.
Web development: HTML authoring, JavaScript, and CGI.
Graphics, visualization, and virtual environments libraries: X/Motif, OpenGL, OpenInventor, Iris Performer, vtk, CAVElib, vrJuggler, GLUT, SDL.

Education

    M.S., Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, May 1998.

    Thesis: "An Object-Oriented Approach to Developing Visualization Tools Portable Across Desktop and Virtual Environments"

    B.S. With High Honors, Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, May 1995.


    Dean's List, Cumulative GPA: 4.9/5.0
    C.W. Gear Outstanding Senior in Computer Science Award
    Elected to Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society
    James Scholar. Completed Honors coursework in Discrete Math, Computer Architecture, and Data Structures.

    Detroit Catholic Central High School, Redford, MI, 1992.

      Graduated Valedictorian
      Selected as one of Detroit News' "Top 20 Graduates of 1992"
      First Place, Computer Science, 1991 Detroit Science Fair

Awards and Honors

Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America
C.W. Gear Outstanding Senior in Computer Science Award
Dad's Association Library Book Award winner
Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society
James' Scholar
Dean's List

Publications

"LIMBO/VTK: A Tool for Rapid Tele-Immersive Visualization" Jason Leigh, Paul Rajlich, Robert J. Stein, Andrew E. Johnson, Thomas A. DeFanti, Proceedings of IEEE Visulization '98, October 1998.

Special Interests

Very interested in VR, graphics, and multi-media
Active in intramural sports at the University of Illinois


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