Mike Bailey, PhD

Latest update: February 11, 2015

Mike Bailey is a Professor in Computer Science at Oregon State University. He specializes in scientific visualization, 3D interactive computer graphics, GPU programming, parallel programming, and stereographics.

Mike also has a long-held interest in teaching, as he prepares to pass the 6,000 students-taught-in-class mark soon, and having won 11 university awards and 2 outreach awards.


Oregon State University
Computer Science
2117 Kelley Engineering Center
Corvallis, OR 97331-5501
F: 541-737-1300

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Ph.D. in Computer Graphics and Computer Aided Design Purdue University.
Master of Science in Computer Graphics and Computer Aided Design Purdue University.
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (with Highest Honors) Purdue University


2004-present Professor, Computer Science Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR.
1989-2004 Professor, Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA.
1989-2004 Director of Visualization San Diego Supercomputer Center; San Diego, CA.
1985-1989 Director of Advanced Development Megatek Corporation; San Diego, CA.
1981-1985 Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Purdue University; West Lafayette, IN.
1979-1981 Computer Aided Design Technical Staff Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM.

 Professional Activities


Share responsibility for the OSU Graphics and Image Technology Lab (GAIT Lab) with fellow professors Ron Metoyer, Sinisa Todorovic and Eugene Zhang.

 Research Activities

Research areas of interest include a variety of topics in the general field of scientific computer graphics, with a specific interest in GPU-based techniques, solid freeform fabrication for visualization hardcopy, stereographics, and augmented reality.

 Research Projects

 Education Projects

 Selected Papers

 Current Students

    Grad Students:
  • Matt Clothier
  • Eric Happe
  • Will Leslie
  • Padraic McGraw
  • Sean Moore
  • Bryan Pawlowski
  • Wojtek Rajski
  • Chris Schultz
  • David Stuve
  • Matt Viedorfer
  • Alex Wiggins
    Undergraduate Students:
  • Daren Keck
  • Xuan Li
  • Audrey Sullivan
  • Kevin Stephenson

 Past Graduate Students and Where They Went

  • Candace Rush (General Electric)
  • Bill Charlesworth (International TechneGroup)
  • Steve Van Frank (LynxSys)
  • Dave Plunkett (AutoDesk)
  • Jim Freeman (Hughes Aircraft)
  • Dave Nadeau (San Diego Supercomputer Center)
  • Jack Middleton (Sun Microsystems)
  • David Isacoff (NSA)
  • Roger Spreen (Adobe)
  • Rich Crawford (University of Texas)
  • Dan Fagan (Ford)
  • Cherilynn Michaels (Orincon)
  • Timothy Wang (?)
  • Steve Lukas (Sony Online Entertainment)
  • Wolfgang Bloem (IBM)
  • Daniel New (SPAWAR)
  • Kyle Bulloch (Hewlett-Packard)
  • Dru Clark (Scripps Institution of Oceanography)
  • Matt Clothier (OSU PhD program)
  • Nick Gebbie (Bunkspeed)
  • John Datuin (General Atomics)
  • Daniel Moffitt (Microsoft)
  • Ankit Khare (Midway Games)
  • Avneet Sandhu (Mentor Graphics)
  • Vasu Lakshmanan (Expedia)
  • Dwayne Robinson (Microsoft)
  • Kyle Hatcher (Mygistics)
  • Chris Janik (Intel)
  • Adam Leibel (Intel)
  • Chuck Evans (Intel)
  • Chris Moore (Uniuversity of Hawaii)
  • Sudarshanram Shetty (Intel)
  • Nick Schultz (Intel)
  • Matthew Reed (?)
  • Will Dillon (OSU College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences)
  • Alex Wiggins (OSU PhD program)
  • David Burri (?)
  • Michael Tichenor (?)
  • Randy Rauwendaal (Apple)
  • Justin Carr (OSU Business Systems Group)
  • Ben Tribelhorn (Seattle University)
  • Viriya Ratanasangpunth (Amazon)

 Parting Thought

"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."
          -- Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets