Professor Deborah Silver

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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Executive Director, Professional Science Master's Program home of the Master of Business & Science Degree

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

PO Box 909

Core Building96 Frelinghuysen Road,

Piscataway, NJ 08855-0909

PSM Office: 732-445-5117



Teaching for 2011-2012:


Fall 2011: 16:137:600 Mobile App Development from Concept to Market. This course is for the Master of Business & Science program (Information Technology & UXD concentrations). Please see

Spring 2012: 393 Professionalism and Ethics Thursday, 12-1:20pm, Please note, this is a seminar based course and we will be meeting according to the seminar schedule. This may be updated as the course progresses, please see course outline on sakai.





My research focus is in the area of visualization and volume graphics.

All research results are on the VIZLAB  homepage:   Vizlab Web Site .

Research Areas include: visualizing time-varying datasets, feature extraction and tracking, visualization literacy, distributed visualization, oceanographic visualization, volume animation (visible human animations!), 3D curve-skeleton generation, fMRI visualization, and multimedia visualization.




Prof. Deborah Silver is the Executive Director of the Professional Science Master's Program (and the Master of Business & Science Degree) and a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Dr. Silver received her B.S. from the Columbia University School of Engineering and her M.S. and Ph.D. from Princeton University in Computer Science. Before heading the Professional Science Master's Program, She was the Associate Dean for Continuing and Professional Education for the Rutgers School of Engineering. Her area of research is Scientific Visualization and Computer Graphics and she has taught courses in Computer Graphics, Visualization, Data Structures, Software Engineering and Robotics. She has numerous publications in Visualization and Computer Graphics and has worked on many aspects of visualization. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, NASA, the Department of Energy, and the US Air Force and she is currently involved in a variety of research activities including feature extraction and tracking from 3D time varying simulations, volume graphics, oceanographic visualization, medical visualization, and visualization literacy and education. Prof. Silver has been co-chair of the papers session and program co-chair of the yearly IEEE Visualization conference and she is currently a member of the program committee. She has also been Vice Chair of operations for the IEEE Technical Committee on Computer Graphics (1993-2000), and a member of editorial committee of the IEEE Transaction on Visualization and Computer Graphics (1995-2000).

For more information about the Master of Business & Science degree, please see