Ken Joy

Computer Science Department

Institute for Data Analysis and Visualization

University of California, Davis

Phone: 1-530-752-1077
FAX: 1-530-752-4767
Email: joy at cs dot ucdavis dot edu

Ken Joy is a Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of California at Davis. He came to UC Davis in 1980 in the Department of Mathematics and was a founding member of the Computer Science Department in 1983. Professor Joy's research and teaching interests are in the area of visualization, geometric modeling, and computer graphics.

He is the Director of the Institute for Data Analysis and Visualization (IDAV) at UC Davis. This Institute provides an interdisciplinary research environment where practical data exploration problems from a variety of driving applications can be addressed. Within this environment, and with his research colleagues and graduate students, Professor Joy has collaborated on a large number of projects involving large-scale data analysis, multiresolution modeling, computer vision, data compression, flow visualization, query-driven visualization, and the visualization of uncertainty. He is the principal investigator, or co-principal investigator, on a number of grants involving material interface reconstruction, exploration of wide-area high-resolution aerial video, flow visualization, and uncertainty visualization.

Professor Joy has won numerous teaching awards at UC Davis. He was awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award, UC Davis' highest honor in 1996, was awarded the Faculty Advisor of the Year in 1995, and has won numerous departmental- and student-based awards.

He is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the IEEE Computer Society. He is a Visiting Scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and a Faculty Computer Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He was co-chair of the EuroVis 2005 and 2006 conferences, was co-organizer of the Dagstuhl 2005 and 2007 Visualization Seminars, and serves on a number of conference program committees. He was general chair of the 2007 IEEE Visualization Conference, held in Sacramento CA, and was senior chair of the 2008 IEEE Visualization Conference, held in Columbus OH.

Professor Joy received a B.A. (1968) and M.A. (1972) in Mathematics from UCLA, and a Ph.D. (1977) in Mathematics from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has worked a number of years in the computer industry, and consults regularly on visualization, massive data analysis and geometric modeling.

How to get to Ken's office. In October of 2010, Ken moved from his "old" office in Kemper Hall to 2079 Academic Surge
Ken's Online Lectures. Starting in October of 2012, Ken is producing online lectures for his courses.
Ken's Talks Links to selected presentations and talks that Ken has given.
Ken's Wall Pictures on the wall in Ken's office
Publication List Links to the IDAV publication pages, where Ken's papers can be found.
Websites for Grants Websites for various grants that are currently in progress
Ken's Resume Ken's resume (last 10 years or so)

Contact Information:

Kenneth I. Joy
Director, Institute for Data Analysis and Visualization
Professor, Computer Science Department
University of California
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-8562
 Phone: (530) 752-1077
 FAX: (530) 752-4767
 email:  joy at cs dot ucdavis dot edu