Dr Donna Cox: "I am looking forward to giving the keynote talk at IMERSA Summit 2014, and speaking about the importance of computational science, its growth and what it really means, how it evolved and how it plays into the future. Combined with the flexibility of fulldome, it can help in expanding content beyond astronomy to other domains."
Introducing Dr Cox to the IMERSA Summit delegates will be Jeff Jortner, president of SIGGRAPH.
Donna J. Cox, MFA, PhD, is the University of Illinois’s first Michael Aiken Chair, Director of the Advanced Visualization Laboratory (AVL) at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, Director of the Illinois Emerging Digital Research and Education in Arts Media Institute (eDream), and Professor in the School of Art and Design at the College of Fine and Applied Arts. She is a recognized pioneer in scientific visualization for public outreach and education and originator of the collaborative model of Renaissance Teams and the concept of visaphors (digital metaphors of computational science).