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Steve Carson
GSC Associates

Topics: Computer Graphics (I.3)

George S. (Steve) Carson is President of GSC Associates, a small business that specializes in R&D applied to the design, implementation, and analysis of complex real-time signal and information processing systems, including operations research, transportation, logistics, computer graphics, human-computer interaction, collaboration, computer networks and communications, mathematics, and statistics. He is a computer scientist, mathematician, researcher, systems engineer, teacher, and a leader with a wide range of experience in diverse areas. His recent work has included research and development in joint forces-level military planning for DARPA, military and civil logistics and transportation planning for ONR, modeling and simulation, litigation support for several major law firms, knowledge acquisition and knowledge management using computational linguistics technology, optimization of transportation of hazardous cargo, the development of digital libraries, and the development of Web portals providing effective access to upper managers for understanding and operating enterprises. His educational background includes a PhD in Mathematics from the University of California, Riverside and a BS in Mathematics and Chemistry from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Steve served as editor of several international standards including: ISO 11072, Computer Graphics Reference Model; ISO18026, Spatial Reference Model (SRM); and ISO 18025, Environmental Data Coding Specification (EDCS). He also participated in the development and editing of many other international and consortia standards, including ones for open systems interconnection and office systems. He participated in the ACM's Graphics Standards Planning Committee, and was a founding member of the ANSI accredited X3H3 committee (and its counterpart ISO committee) that developed the earliest computer graphics standards. He served in many leadership roles both within ANSI and ISO committees, culminating in seven years as Chairman of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 24 (Computer Graphics, Image Processing, and Environmental Representation). He has also served as an editor of IEEE Micro and on conference committees for some Web3D conferences.

He is the author of several book chapters and over 30 professional papers, and is a faculty member at the University of Colorado, Denver where he teaches mathematics.

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