Falko Kuester

Principal Investigator

Falko Kuester is the Director of the Center of Interdisciplinary Science for Art, Architecture and Archaeology (CISA3) at the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) and the Calit2 Professor for Visualization and Virtual Reality. Professor Kuester also directs Calit2’s Center of Graphics, Visualization and Virtual Reality (GRAVITY), and holds appointments as associate professor in the University of California, San Diego, Jacobs School of Engineering’s Structural Engineering as well as Computer Science and Engineering departments. Professor Kuester is the principal investigator on the IGERT-TEECH project for Cultural Heritage Diagnostics, funded by the National Science Foundation, and with his team is working on methodologies and techniques for cultural heritage diagnostics and preservation, including diagnostic and analytical imaging as well as visual and cultural analytics in collaborative digital workspaces that provide engineers, scientists, art historians and restorers, with a means to intuitively and interactively explore historic artifacts. This research is creating the foundation for the next generation of cyber-archaeology that will provide a means to researchers and the public alike to study cultural heritage and facilitate its preservation.





Nov 6, 2013 - "ArchaeoSTOR: A Data Curation System for Research on the Archaeological Frontier,"Gidding A, Matsui Y, Levy TE, DeFanti T, and Kuester F. , Future Generation Computer Systems 29(2013):2117 - 2127

Dec 21, 2012 - "Cyber-Archaeology in the Holy Land," T. Levy, N. Smith, M. Najjar, T. DeFanti, A. Lin, F. Kuester, Biblical Archaeology Society

Dec 19, 2012 - "Cyber-Archaeology in the Holy Land,"T.E. Levy, N.G. Smith, F. Kuester, T.A. DeFanti, A.Y-M. Lin, M. Najjar, Biblical Archaeology Review eBooks

Dec 12, 2012 - "ARtifact: Tablet-based Augmented Reality for Interactive Analysis of Cultural Artifacts,"David Vanoni, Maurizio Seracini and Falko Kuester, 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia

Dec 11, 2012 - "Terrestrial laser scanning (LiDAR) as a means of digital documentation in rescue archaeology: Two examples from the Faynan of Jordan,"Ashley Richter, Falko Kuester, Thomas E. Levy and Mohammad Najjar, 18th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia

Oct 29, 2012 - "A Methodology for Integrative Documentation and Characterization of Culturally Important Statues to Support Seismic Analysis.,"Wittich, C.E, Hutchinson, T.C, Wood, R.L, & Kuester, F., Proc., Euromed2012: Progress in Cultural Heritage Preservation, Limassol, Cyprus, p. 825-832.

Oct 29, 2012 - "Characterizing Cracks in the Frescoes of Sala degli Elementi within Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio,"Wood, R.L, Hutchinson, T.C, Wittich, C.E, & Kuester, F., Proc., Euromed2012: Progress in Cultural Heritage Preservation, Limassol, Cyprus, p. 776-783

Aug 17, 2012 - "Portable Data Management Cloud for Field Science,"Y. Matsui, A. Gidding, T. Levy, F. Kuester, and T. DeFanti, IEEE Fifth International Conference on Cloud Computing:1000-1001

Jul 1, 2012 - "ArchaeoSTOR map: publishing archaeological geodata on the web,"Y. Matsui, A. Gidding, T.E. Levy, F. Kuester, and T.A. DeFanti, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computing for Geospatial Research and Applications

May 1, 2012 - "On-Site Digital Archaeology 3.0 and Cyber-Archaeology: Into the Future of the Past- New Developments, Delivery and the Creation of a Data Avalanche,"Thomas Evan Levy, Vid Petrovic,Tom Wypych, Aaron Gidding, Knabb, K., Hernandez, D., Smith,N. G., Schlulz, J. P., Savage, S. H. , Kuester, F. , Ben-Yosef, E., Buitenhuys, C. , Barrett, C. J., Najjar, M., & DeFanti, T. , Introduction to Cyber-Archaeology, M. Forte, Editor

Jul 23, 2011 - "Dealing with Archaeology's Data Avalanche," Petrovic, V., A. Gidding, T. Wypych, F. Kuester, T. A. DeFanti, and T. E. Levy, IEEE Computer

Jun 1, 2011 - "CGLXTouch: A multi-user, multi-touch approach for ultra-high-resolution collaborative workspaces,"Kevin Ponto, Kai Doerr, Tom Wypych, John Kooker and Falko Kuester, Future Generation Computer Systems, Volume 7, Issue 6

May 1, 2011 - "Visualization of high-resolution image collections on large tiled display walls,"So Yamaoka, Kai-Uwe Doerr and Falko Kuester, Future Generation Computer Systems, Volume 27, Issue 5

Mar 1, 2011 - "CGLX: A Scalable, High-Performance Visualization Framework for Networked Display Environments,"Kai-Uwe Doerr and Falko Kuester, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Volume 17, Number 3

Jan 1, 2011 - "System for Inspection of Large High-Resolution Radiography Datasets," Tom Wypych, So Yamaoka, Kevin Ponto, & Falko Kuester, IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky.

Nov 22, 2010 - "Region-of-Interest Volumetric Visual Hull Refinement,"Daniel Knoblauch and Falko Kuester, Proc. 17th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST 2010)

Jul 1, 2010 - "Vibration Studies of Nonstructural Components and Systems Within a Full-Scale Building,"T.C. Hutchinson, M. Eeri, D. Nastase, F. Kuester and K. Doerr, Earthquake Spectra, Volume 26, Issue 2

May 1, 2010 - "Giga-stack: A method for visualizing giga-pixel layered imagery on massively tiled displays,"K. Ponto, K. Doerr and F. Kuester, Future Generation Computer Systems, Volume 26, Issue 5

Mar 20, 2010 - "VirtualizeMe: Real-time Avatar Creation for Tele-Immersion Environments,"D. Knoblauch, P.M. Font, and F. Kuester, Proc. IEEE Virtual Reality Conference 2010

Dec 14, 2009 - "VideoBlaster: A Distributed, Low-Network Bandwidth Method for Multimedia Playback on Tiled Display Systems,"K. Ponto, T. Wypych, K. Doerr, S. Yamaoka, J. Kimball, and F. Kuester, Proc. 11th IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia

Oct 20, 2009 - "Wipe-Off: An Intuitive Interface for Exploring Ultra-Large Multi-Spectral Data Sets for Cultural Heritage Diagnostics,"K. Ponto, M. Seracini and F. Kuester, Computer Graphics Forum, Volume 28, Issue 8

May 30, 2009 - "Terrestrial Laser Scanning-Based Structural Damage Assessment,"M.J. Olsen, F. Kuester, B.J. Chang, and T.C. Hutchinson, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, Volume 24, Issue 3

Feb 1, 2009 - "The StarCAVE, a third-generation CAVE and virtual reality OptIPortal,"Falko Kuester, et al., Future Generation Computer Systems, Volume 25, Issue 2

Jan 1, 2009 - "Focused Volumetric Visual Hull with Color Extraction,"Daniel Knoblauch and Falko Kuester, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 6876

- "Region-of-Interest Volumetric Visual Hull Refinement," Daniel Knoblauch and Falko Kuester, ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST '10)

- "Interactive Image Fusion in Distributed Visualization Environments," So Yamaoka, Kevin Ponto, Kai Doerr K-uwe, & Falko Kuester, IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky.