Brian A. Barsky

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Brian A. Barsky
Alma mater Cornell University
University of Utah
Thesis The Beta-spline: a local representation based on shape parameters and fundamental geometric measures (1981)

Brian A. Barsky is a Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, working in computer graphics and geometric modeling as well as in optometry and vision science. He is a Professor of Computer Science and Vision Science and an Affiliate Professor of Optometry. He is also a member of the Joint Graduate Group in Bioengineering, an inter-campus program, between UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco.


Barsky holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, an M.S. in computer graphics and computer science from Cornell University in Ithaca, and a D.C.S. in engineering and a B.Sc. in mathematics and computer science from McGill University in Montreal.


Barsky won an IBM Faculty Development Award and a National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award.


He is a co-author or author of several books: An Introduction to Splines for Use in Computer Graphics and Geometric Modeling, Making Them Move: Mechanics, Control, and Animation of Articulated Figures, and Computer Graphics and Geometric Modeling Using Beta-splines. See List of books in computational geometry.

Contact lenses[edit]

Barsky developed a novel contact lens design to help restore vision to people with cornea problems.[1]


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