Professor Kang ZhangBased in Richardson, TX, United States
Kang Zhang is Professor and Director of Visual Computing Lab, Department of Computer Science, and Professor of Arts and Technology, at the University of Texas at Dallas. He received his B.Eng. in Computer Engineering from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in 1982, Ph.D. from the University of Brighton, UK, in 1990, and Executive MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2011. Prior to joining UT-Dallas in January 2000, he held academic positions in the UK, Australia, and China. Dr. Zhang's current research interests include generative art, visual languages, aesthetic computing, information visualization, and software engineering; and has published 7 books, over 80 journal papers, and 160 conference papers in these areas.
Dr. Zhang has delivered keynotes and invited talks at various computer science, art and management conferences worldwide. He has been an ACM member since 1992 and IEEE Senior Member since 1997. He is a Senior Editorial Board member of Journal of Visual Languages and Computing, Area Editor of International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, and on the Editorial Boards of Journal of Big Data, The Visual Computer, International Journal of Advanced Intelligence and the Chinese Journal of Software.
Kang is an accomplished artist, won awards for his oil paintings and Chinese calligraphy. Apart from fine art, his other hobbies include graphic design, photography and travel. His home page is at www.utdallas.edu/~kzhang.
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Aesthetic Computing and Computational Aesthetics
In this talk, we will introduce the recently emerging interdisciplinary research topics of computational aesthetics and aesthetic computing, and discuss their difference and complementary roles....
Automatic Generation of Abstract Art
As modern computer graphics and printing technology become increasingly advanced, automatic generation of sophisticated abstract paintings becomes possible. This talk will first introduce the...
Spatial Specification and Reasoning Using Grammars: From Theory to Application
This talk introduces grammatical formalisms that are capable of supporting spatial specification and reasoning and their wide range of applications. We will cover two typical grammars, i.e., Shape...
Visual Programming Languages, Theory and Applications
Visual languages have long been a pursuit of effective communication between human and machine. Today, they are successfully employed for end-user programming, modeling, rapid prototyping, and...
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