This thesis would have been Mission Impossible if not for all those
mentioned here. Many many thanks to:
Ian Ashdown, an advisor as
well as a friend whom I met on the Internet for sharing his knowledge in radiosity as well
as his wide bibliographic collection on radiosity literature (more than 1100 papers). This
has allowed me to do a radiosity trends analysis based on the bibliography as well as
speeding up my search for specific paper.
Prof. Donald P. Greenberg,
Prof. Philip M. Hubbard, Dr. Al Z, Dr.
Brian Smits, Dr. Eric Lafortune, Dr. Erik Robson, Dr. Luc Renambot, Dr. Neil Gatenby, Dr. Sumant Pattanaik, Ali Anghaie, Antonio
Costa, Abraham Kee, Defee Pawel, Gregory
Ward, Ian Ashdown, Martin Thompson, Rakesh Malik, Rob
Love, Terrance Wong, Wim Dumon who took part in the survey
correspondences on radiosity, sharing their practical experiences and knowledge.
Graham Birtwistle for
recommending Brian and Prezemek since day 1 of this thesis. Thanks for being a wonderful
advisor and proof-reading the drafts. I am always amazed by his creativity such as his
suggestions on doing the trends analysis, the idea on thesis road maps, the compilation on
"Selected Papers on Radiosity" book and many other brilliant suggestions. Wow!
Tracy Goh, my (ex) fiancee for
devoting enormous amount of time and effort spend in proof-reading the drafts and also for
her unlimited love and support throughout the M. Sc. programme, which kept me emotionally
strong and going.
Dennis Bell (reading MA in
Education) and Azman Said (was an English
teacher, now reading MA in Mass Communication) for proof-reading the drafts.
Dan Yeap for
working on the SysEng logo (back in 1995) and correspondences on Computer Graphics -
rendering aspects and the more complicated part of 3D Studio v4.0.
Ken Brodlie and Terence Fernando for introducing me to the
theoretical world of Scientific Visualisation and Advanced Computer Graphics, without
which I would be still stuck in the hacking world of CG!
Stuart and Neil Sumpter for helping me out with the camcorder
and CDROM authoring.
SCS Support for rendering
their unlimited help and support in terms of the computing facilities.
Brian Wyvill for giving me
the initial boost by showing my where to find good sources of information for Computer
Graphics - Radiosity materials, in particular works by Prof. Donald P. Greenberg.
Przemek Prusinkiewicz for
recommending useful books on radiosity since day 1.
Neo Kwakwa (reading MSc in
Combustion and Energy, LU) who shared with me, his knowledge in radiative heat transfer
concepts and materials.
Defence Science Organisation for
expressing their interest in my thesis, which inspired me to do an even better thesis!
Classic FM UK Radio
Broadcasting station for supplying me unlimited doses of excellent classical music to
boost my brain power and inspiration for this thesis and the M.Sc. programme!
Mary Morris Residence
(place where I stayed) M flat shower room, where many knotty problems in the understanding
of radiosity were solved. Very eerie but true.