Short Biography of David F. Rogers

Dave Rogers is an airline transport rated pilot. He owns and flys a 1969 E33A Beech Bonanza. He has over 2300 flight hours and has been flying off and on for over 40 years. He was the chief pilot for the Naval Academy's flight test engineeing course. He habitually flys transcontinental, to Alaska, and to the Canadian High Arctic including as far north as Alert at 82 degrees 30 minutes. He has also flown across the North Atlantic in a single engine aircraft and thoughout the Carribean and the Bahamas.

Dr. Rogers is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he obtained his Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering, Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering and Doctor of Philosphy in Aeronatical and Astronautical Engineering degrees.

Professor Rogers was one of the original faculty who established the Aerospace Engineering Department at the U.S. Naval Academy in 1964. He has both an experimental and a theoretical research background. He has research interests in the areas of general aviation flight testing, hypersonic viscous flow, boundary layer theory, computational fluid mechanics, flight dynamics, highly interactive computer graphics, computer aided design and manufacturing, numerical control and computer aided education. He recently retired as Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Director of Aeronautics after 39 years of service. He has been honored with the title of Professor Emeritus. During his tenure he also served as Director of the Fluids Laboratories and head of the supercomputing group in addition to his professorial duties.

Dr. Rogers is the author of five textbooks including An Introduction to NURBS, With Historical Perspective; Laminar Flow Analysis, Mathematical Elements for Computer Graphics, Procedural Elements for Computer Graphics, and Computer Aided Heat Transfer Analysis. He is also the co-editor of four books from the State-of-the-Art Series on Computer Graphics and the Proceedings of ICCAS 82 - the International Conference on Computer Automation of Ship Design and Ship Production. His books have been translated into six foreign languages. Over 100,000 copies of his books are in print. He has published over fifty technical papers and reports.

He is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and ACM SIGGRAPH as well as a past member of the Society of Naval Architects and Engineers.

Recently, one of his former students; Kevin Sharer, CEO and president of Amgen, endowed the David F. Rogers Chair in Aerospace Engineering at the United States Naval Academy in his honor.

Dr. Rogers is the founder and former Director of the Computer Aided Design Interactive Graphics Group at the United States Naval Academy. He is series editor for the Springer-Verlag Series Monographs in Visualization and the founding editor of the journal Computers & Education. He also is a member of the editorial board of The Visual Computer and of Computer Aided Design. He is a former member of the AIAA Thermophysics TC and is currently a member of the AIAA Interactive Computer Graphics TC. He habitually serves on the technical program or organizing committees of both national and international conferences.

Dr. Rogers was the Fujitsu Scholar at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Australia during 1987 and Visiting Professor at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia in 1982. He was an Honorary Research Fellow at University College London in England during 1977-78 where he studied Naval Architecture with the British Royal Corp of Naval Constructors.

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