Lawrence J. Rosenblum

Mathematical, Computer, and Information Sciences Division

Office of Naval Research


Information Technology Division

 Naval Research Laboratory



Brief Biography:


Lawrence J. Rosenblum is Director of Virtual Reality (VR) Systems and Research in the Information Technology Division of the Naval Research Laboratory and Program Officer for Visualization and Computer Graphics at the Office of Naval Research. He previously served as Associate Director for Computer Science at the Office of Naval Research European Office. Rosenblum received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the Ohio State University. His research interests include virtual and augmented reality, scientific visualization, and human-computer interfaces. He has published over 70 reviewed papers, has edited two books, including Scientific Visualization: Advances & Challenges, Academic Press Ltd., London, UK, 1994, and guest edited special issues/sections of Computer, CG&A, and Presence. Rosenblum is on the editorial board of IEEE CG&A, J. Virtual Reality, and J. Computational Graphics and Geometry (Russia) and the advisory board of the IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. In addition to its research in mobile augmented reality, the NRL VR Lab fabricated the first U.S. “Responsive Workbench” (3D electronic sandtable), conducts research into new 3D interaction techniques, and developed and demonstrated VR systems for shipboard firefighting, command and control, and engineering design.



Short Program Description:


The ONR Visualization and Computer Graphics program considers topics in 3D visualization, broadly interpreted. The program includes 6.1 and 6.2 funding as well as special programs such as SBIR, OSD MURI, DEPSCOR, and DURIP. The current focus of the program is mobile augmented reality. Other topic areas that are or have recently been in the program include modeling methods for 3D data (level sets, volumetric, implicit functions, tetrahedron), 3D digital reconstruction of urban terrain, light reconstruction from photographs, simulation, and tracking technologies.