Mike Bailey, PhD

Latest update: July 22, 2020

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

Mike also has a long-held interest in teaching, having exceeded the 8,000 students-taught-in-class mark, 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


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

 Professional Activities

 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:
  • Rohan Borkar
  • Richard Cunard
  • Braxton Cuneo
  • Mahon Khoshzaba
  • Nathan DeStafeno
  • Jian Tang

 Former 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
  • 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 (University of Hawaii)
  • Sudarshanram Shetty (Intel)
  • Nick Schultz (Intel)
  • Matthew Reed
  • Will Dillon (Racepoint Energy)
  • Alex Wiggins (Racepoint Energy)
  • David Burri
  • Michael Tichenor (Cricut)
  • Randy Rauwendaal (Apple)
  • Justin Carr (OSU Business Systems Group)
  • Ben Tribelhorn (University of Portland)
  • Viriya Ratanasangpunth (Amazon)
  • Bryan Pawlowski (Timberline Studios)
  • Chris Schultz (NVIDIA)
  • Wojtek Rajski (Intel)
  • Jim Schneidereit (Concur)
  • William Leslie (Intel)
  • Matt Viehdorfer (Oregon Health Sciences University)
  • Hongyan Yin (Tableau)
  • Basim Iskandarani (Royal Commission Yanbu Colleges and Institutes)
  • David Stuve (Philips Neuro)
  • Matt Clothier
  • Sean Moore
  • Ali Alsalehy (University College of Jubail, Saudi Arabia)
  • Wenbo Hou (Amazon)
  • Louis Panton
  • Jian Tang (OSU PhD program)

 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