| Ms. Brown-Simmons
is a Research Fellow at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS),
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her major focus is Earth and planetary
visualization. Ms. Brown-Simmons was awarded the Bachelor of Art (BA)
degree from Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee; the Master of Fine
Art (MFA) from the University of California at Los Angeles; and the Master
of Science in Visual Studies (MSVS) from the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology. Her current project is the Creative Visualization of Ocean
Data - Oceanet. Ms. Brown-Simmons recently completed an Interagency Personnel
Appointment to the GLOBE Program, the White House, as the Manager for
Visualization as the Manager for Visualization and Presentation Programs.
Her GLOBE assignment concluded with the completion of a large scale international
systematic processing system for visualization and display of daily in
situ and remotely sensed data. A portion of her work has been concentrated
on the processing of planetary data from the Galileo, Voyager and Viking
missions. In addition, she has contributed to the Galileo Earth Rotation
animation, the Galileo Venus animation and the Solar System animation.
The Earth science project, for which the videotape 'Visualization of Tectonic
Features: The Colorado River Extension' was made, employs image processing
and animation to depict the surface materials and subsurface seismic detail
of the region for analysis. Her meteorological animation has appeared
on the Weather Channel 1986 (cable TV); the National Meteorological Conference
(1987, 1988); SIGGRAPH (1987, 1988); NCGA (1986); and animation produced
under her direction at GLOBE appeared on CNN weekly in 1995.