Some more about the CVC Lab
The CVC Lab currently focuses on a range of research interests that can be broadly categorised into three areas:
procedural modelling, simulation, and virtual environments. Inside of these we have had projects focusing on compression,
sketch-based interfaces, free-form deformation, and various other areas.
Our list of current projects and
should provide a more fine-grained view of where our interests lie.
A previous strong focus of the CVC Lab was the Collaborative African Virtual Environment System (CAVES) project.
This project focused on software tools and methods for developing local content delivery on a
cost-effective platform, and was administered by the National Research Foundation(NRF).
The CVC Laboratory cooperates with colleagues at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), Rhodes University and
Stellenbosch University. We have strong commercial connections and very well developed international links, particularly
with researchers in the United Kingdom, Netherlands, New Zealand, Germany and Italy.
Members of the CVC Laboratory are funded by the NRF under their
Focus Area for the projects "Creating Effective Scaleable Interfaces" and
"Procedural Generation of Virtual Environments".
Additional funding is provided by the Technology and Human Resources for
Industry Programme (THRIP). A
division of the NRF that supports scientific research, technology development
and the enhancment of quality and quantity of appropriately skilled people
in South Africa.
Funding is also provided by Telkom and Siemens for the Centre
of Excellence (CoE) in Asynchronous Transfer Mode and Broadband Networks
and their Applications. The CoE was established in 1997. The objectives
of the CoE is to promote research and development in Broadband technologies
and their applications and to train postgraduate students and professionals
in the expertise required in this field of telecommunications.
Members of the group involved in the "Voice over IP to Build Bridges
across the Digital Divide in South Africa" is funded by South Africa
Netherlands Research Programme on Alternatives in Development