Ralph Martin [Cardiff Logo]
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Low-discrepancy anisotropic surface samples

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Blossfeldia minima, a cactus

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Post Professor of Geometric Computing and leader of the Visual Computing Research Group in the School of Computer Science & Informatics at Cardiff University.
Email ralph@cs.cf.ac.uk
Phone, VoIP Phone +44 (0)29 2087 5536, sip:ralphmartin@sip2sip.info
Fax +44 (0)29 2087 4598
Location Room N/2.16, Queen's Buildings North, Cardiff University
Postal Address Prof R R Martin
School of Computer Science & Informatics
Cardiff University
5 The Parade, Roath
Cardiff, Wales, CF24 3AA
UK
Main Research Interests Geometric Computing: Reverse Engineering, Sketch Input, Solid Modelling, Curve and Surface Modelling, Mesh Processing; Computer Graphics, Computer Vision, Image Processing, Video Processing.
Publications See Google Citations; full lists of my papers and books are also available, many of which can be downloaded as PDFs.
RIVIC Ralph is Director of Scientific Programmes for the One Wales Research Institute for Visual Computing.
Guest Professorships Ralph is a Guest Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Technology of Tsinghua University, China's top university for science and engineering. He is also a Guest Professor at the National University of Defence Technology, China, and Shandong University, China.
Friendship Award In 2014, Ralph was awarded the Friendship Award, China's highest award for foreign nationals.
Learned Society of Wales Ralph is a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales.
CPHC / BCS Distinguished Dissertations Ralph is a Fellow of the BCS, and a member of the CPHC / BCS Distinguished Dissertations Panel which annually selects for publication the best British PhD / DPhil dissertations in computer science. Winning dissertations are available online.
IMA Mathematics of Surfaces Conferences Ralph is a Fellow of the IMA. Proceedings of Mathematics of Surfaces VIII and VII conferences are available directly from me.
Editorial Board Memberships Ralph is on the Editorial Boards of Computer Aided Design, Computer Aided Geometric Design, Graphical Models, Computers & Graphics, and Computer-Aided Design and Applications.
Solid Modeling Association Ralph was Chairman of the 2010 Bézier Award Committee of the Solid Modeling Association, and is also serving on the 2014 Bézier Award Committee.
ISVC'14 Ralph is on the Program Committee for the 10th International Symposium on Visual Computing.
CAD/Graphics'15 Ralph is on the Program Committee for the CAD/Graphics 2015 conference.
GMP'15 Ralph is on the Program Committee for the Geometric Modeling and Processing 2015 conference.
SMI'15 Ralph is on the Program Committee for Shape Modeling International 2015.
Reverse Engineering Ralph was coordinator of the RECCAD Project, which investigated reconstruction of boundary representation CAD models of solids from range data, and lead investigator on projects to 'beautify' reverse engineered solid models, and to reverse engineer reliefs. Ralph has given tutorials on reverse engineering at the ACM Solid Modeling'04 conference and the CAD'07 conference.
SHREC'14 Ralph was part of the team that organised the SHREC'14 Track for Shape Retrieval of Non-Rigid 3D Human Models with the aim of comparing various approaches, and which provided two benchmark datasets.
Sketch Input of Solid Models Ralph has worked on sketch input of solid models. Test sets of sketches of polyhedral models are available, devised by Peter Varley.
Djinn Ralph was a member of the Djinn team, developing a modeller independent API for solid modelling. The Djinn Specification and Report is available online; hardcopies are also available from me directly.
Cacti and Succulents Ralph grows cacti and succulents as a hobby. Here are some details, including photos of plants, a list of meetings of the South Wales Branch of the British Cactus and Succulent Society, and lists of plants for sale and of journals for sale. He is responsible for the well-known cactus and succulent field number database, and a related database of collectors acronyms. Searches can also be made for field numbers corresponding to a given species or locality.
Herefordshire Botanical Society Ralph is a member of the Herefordshire Botanical Society, and maintains their web pages.
British Bryological Society Ralph is a member of the British Bryological Society and the Border Bryologists.
Harpsichord Music Ralph is keen on harpsichord music. Here are some pieces you can listen to: by Couperin: La Diligente, Les Tricoteuses, Le Reveille-Matin; by Scarlatti: Sonata in D.

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