Timothy S. Newman, Ph.D.

Professor, Computer Science


5000 Technology Drive NW
Olin B. King Technology Hall
Room N364
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Curriculum Vitae

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  • Ph.D., Computer Science, Michigan State University, 1993
  • M.S., Computer Science, Michigan State University
  • B.S., Computer Science & Mathematics, Bowling Green State University

Honors & Awards

  • Best Researcher/Scholar in Computer Science at UAH for 2014-15, FacultyAwards.org, awarded Mar. 2015.
  • Recipient of University of Alabama System Board of Trustees Board Service Commendation Resolution, 2012.
  • Most-cited paper Award, from Computers & Graphics journal considering years 2005-2010, awarded 2011.
  • "Hottest Article" in Computers & Graphics journal for Oct.-Dec. 2008, determined by Science Direct.
  • Member, Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, 2005-present. Peer-nominated for University Outstanding Teaching Award (did not receive award), 2000, 2001 .Outstanding Presentation Award, Young Faculty Research Symposium, Huntsville, AL, October 1996.
  • National Science Foundation Summer Institute In Japan, June-August 1992 One of 50 science and engineering Ph.D. students selected to participate. Host scientist: Dr. Yukio Fukui of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry's (MITI) Industrial Products Research Institute at Tsukuba Science City. Conducted research in 3D shape representation and manipulation. Other facets of program included Japanese language training; visits to government, industrial, and university research laboratories; and lectures on the Japanese research environment and Japanese culture and history
  • MSU Graduate Office Fellowship (1993).
  • MSU Graduate Recruiting Fellowships (1987-88 and 1989-90).
  • Who's Who in Medicine and Biotechnology, 1997 edition.
  • Who's Who in the East, 1995-96 edition.


  • Automated Visual Inspection
  • Imaging
  • Visualization
  • High Performance Computing

Recent Publications

  • Wood, B., Newman, T. S., Isosurface Orientation Estimation in Sparse Grids using Tetrahedral Splines. J., WSCG '15, Vol. 23, No. 1, 2015, pp. 73-82.

  • Maskey, M., Newman, T. S., Directional Texture for Visualization—New Technique and Application Study. Proc., International Conf. Information Visualization '15 (iv15), Barcelona, July 2015, pp. 1-8.

  • Maskey, M., Newman, T. S., A Measure of Texture Directionality. Proc., Int'l Conf. on Computer Vision Theory and Application (VISAPP) '15, Berlin, Mar. 2015, pp. 432-438.

  • Couch, M. B., Newman, T. S., A Client-Server View-Dependent Isosurfacing Approach with Support for Local View Changes. Proc., Visualization and Data Analysis (VDA) '15, San Francisco, Feb. 2015, pp. 93970D-1 to 93970D-14.

  • Hauenstein, J., Newman, T. S., On Reliable Estimation of Curvatures of Implicit Surfaces. Proc., IEEE Int'l Conf. on 3D Vision (3DV) '14, Tokyo, 2014, pp. 697-704.

  • Newman, T. S., Yi, H., A Survey of the Marching Cubes Algorithm. Computers & Graphics, Vol. 30, No. 5, 2006, pp. 854-879.

  • Shatnawi, R., Li, W., Swain, J., Newman, T. S., Finding Software Metrics Threshold Values using ROC Curves. J. Software Maintenance and Evolution: Research and Practice, Vol. 22, No. 1, 2010, pp. 1–16.