Glaire D. Anderson is Associate Professor of Islamic Art History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her PhD from MIT (Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture/ History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture). Anderson is the author of The islamic villa in early medieval Iberia: aristocratic estates and court culture in Umayyad Córdoba (Ashgate, 2013) and co-editor of Revisiting al-Andalus: Perspectives on the Material Culture of Islamic Iberia and Beyond (Brill, 2007). Her work has been recognized by the American Council of Learned Societies, the College Art Association, and the Society of Architectural Historians, and she serves on the Executive Board of the Historians of Islamic Art Association.

Anselmo Lastra is Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He received a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from Duke University.  He has chaired a number of conferences, including I3D and Graphics Hardware, and has served as associate editor of several 
journals.  His research interests are in the areas of image-based modeling and rendering, graphics hardware architectures, and cultural heritage applications.


Student Research Associates

Nate Dierk is a graduate of the Department of Computer Science at UNC-Chapel Hill. He was the recipient of an Honors Undergraduate Research Award, which provided funding for his  senior project on extending algorithms for motion planning for concentric tube robots.

Ariel Li is a graduate of the Art Department at UNC-Chapel Hill, where she majored in Fine and Studio Arts

Ben Parise is a graduate of  Southern Methodist University, where he majored in Art and minored in History