Dave Rogers is the author of the computer graphics classics, Mathematical Elements for Computer Graphics and Procedural Elements for Computer Graphics. He is also the coeditor of four books from the state-of-the-art series on computer graphics and has published two fluid dynamics texts. His books have been translated into six foreign languages.

Dr. Rogers was founder and former director of the Computer Aided Design/Interactive Graphics Group at the United States Naval Academy. His early classic work in the use of B-splines and NURBS for dynamic real-time manipulation of ship hull surfaces spawned both commercial and research programs.

He was series editor for the Springer-Verlag series "Monographs in Visualization" and a founding editor of the journal Computers & Education. He is also a member of the editorial boards of The Visual Computer and Computer Aided Design. He frequently serves on the organizing and technical program committees of computer graphics conferences worldwide, including SIGGRAPH and Computer Graphics International.

He was the Fujitsu Scholar at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and a Visiting Professor at the University of New South Wales in Australia. He was an Honorary Research Fellow at University College London in England, where he studied naval architecture with the Royal Corps of Naval Constructors.

Professor Rogers was one of the original faculty who established the Aerospace Engineering Department at the United States Naval Academy in 1964. He is currently Director of Aeronautics, Director of the Fluid Dynamics Laboratories and Head of the Supercomputer and Scientific Visualization Group at the Academy.

Dave Rogers has both an experimental and a theoretical research background. His research interests include highly interactive graphics, computer aided design and manufacturing, numerical control, computer aided education, hypersonic viscous flow, boundary layer theory, computational fluid mechanics and flight dynamics. He is an active pilot and holds an ATP (Air Transport Pilot) rating. He is chief pilot for the flight test course at the Academy. He has flown extensively throughout the Canadian High Arctic, including to Alert at 82 degrees 30 minutes north; across the North Atlantic to Iceland, Norway, Scotland and Ireland; to Alaska; and throughout the Bahamas and the Caribbean. His photographs of the Canadian High Arctic have been featured in a photography art show. Dave frequently flies his Bonanza to SIGGRAPH. He holds a Ph.D. in aeronautical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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