From: Christopher Sean Morrison <brlcad@ma...> - 2007-06-20 05:35:09
I'd like to welcome and introduce Ben Poole to the BRL-CAD
development team! Please be sure to give him a warm welcome on the
IRC channel, where he will be readily available most of the summer.
Ben is a particularly talented student that will be working on a very
interesting research project this summer related to extracting
faithful topological shape information.
His project involves shape recognition being performed via an
evolutionary programming approach, useful for many purposes but of
particular relevance for conversions from explicit to implicit
geometric representations. More details will likely unfold as his
development picks up, but suffice it to say that there are many
interesting and useful ways a tool of this sort could be put to use.
His involvement this summer is particularly exciting as Ben's
research project is part of a pilot effort to infuse more open source
participation and development of BRL-CAD. That said and without
further belaboring his introduction much longer, let me once again
welcome him aboard and be sure to keep an eye out for his commits. :-)