Dr. Seth F Berrier

Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin- Stout
Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science Department
College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Office: 207 Jarvis Hall-Science Wing
Phone: 715-232-1149
Email: berriers@uwstout.edu

Brief Biography

Seth earned his PhD from the University of Minnesota in 2012 where he worked with Gary W. Meyer in the disciplines of computer graphics and visualization. He also holds a B.A. in Music from the Jordan College of Fine Arts at Butler University in Indianapolis. He is a classically trained tenor and an active participant in community theater in and around the Chippewa Valley.

Teaching Interests: Introductory programming courses, data structures and algorithms, software engineering, and computer graphics.

Research Interests: Seth is interested in using the visual power of graphics and visualization to bridge the pure technical disciplines of math and computer science with design and the arts. He has interests in design disciplines ranging from architecture to fashion and game design and seeks to develop new tools that enable the creative processes in these fields. He is also interested in advancing the primitive world of music visualization through the disciplines of formal music theory and form and analysis. In computer science he is most interested in image based rendering and light field acquisition, photogrammetry and light fields for digital heritage, real-time photo-realistic rendering with graphics hardware and high-level shading languages.

Office Hours

Day Time
Mo 3:35 - 5:00
Mo Tu Th 10:10 - 12:10
Mo Tu We Th 10:10 - 12:35


    • Ph D Computer Science
      University of Minnesota
      Minneapolis, WI, 2012
    • MS Computer Science
      University of Minnesota
      Minneapolis, MN, 2006
    • BA Music
      Butler University
      Indianapolis, IN, 2002

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Wisconsin- Stout, Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science Department
        Assistant Professor
      • University of Minnesota
        Teaching Assistant
      • University of Minnesota
        Teaching Assistant
      • Butler University
        Vistiting Instructor

Intellectual Contributions


    • Berrier, S. F., Tetzlaff, M., Ludwig, M., & Meyer, G. W. (Accepted). Unstructured Light Field Renderer. , San Francisco, CA: Cultural Heritage Imaging.

    Conference Proceeding

    • Berrier, S. F., Tetzlaff, M., Ludwig, M., & Meyer, G. (Accepted). Improved Appearance Rendering for Photogrammetrically Acquired 3D Models. .
    • Berrier, S. F., Meyer, G., & Rado, D. (2011). A 3D Interface for Selecting Household Paint Colors. , 160–165, Society for Imaging Science and Technology.
    • Berrier, S. F., Meyer, G., & Shimizu, C. (2009). A Computer Graphics System for Examining Paint Color Collections. , Sydney: Colour Society of Australia.
    • Berrier, S. F., Meyer, G., & Shimizu, C. (2008). Creating Metallic Color Sequences for an Architectural Wall. , 308–313.
    • Berrier, S. F., Shimizu, C., Chong, P., Colucci, D., & Meyer, G. (2008). The Wall of Inspiration: A Computer Aided Color Selection System. , 132–137, Society for Imaging Science and Technology.
    • Linos, P. K., Chen, Z., Berrier, S. F., & O’Rourke, B. (2003). A tool for understanding multi-language program dependencies. , 64–72.

    Journal Article

    • Ludwig, M., Berrier, S. F., Tetzlaff, M., & Meyer, G. (2015). 3D shape and texture morphing using 2D projection and reconstruction. Computers & Graphics, 51, 146 – 156, Amsterdam: Elsevier B.V..

    Ph.D. Thesis

    • Berrier, S. F. (2012). Digital Material Samples for Design (Ph.D. Thesis). , Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota.


    Department / School

    • Committee Member, Game Design and Development Program Advisory Committee (September 1,2015 - Present)
    • Committee Member, Professional advisory committee for the MFA in Design (September 1,2015 - Present)


    • Committee Member, Computers and Writing Conference Organizing Committee (September 1,2014 - August 1, 2015)


      UW Stout

      • Committee Member, January Professional Development Week Committee (September 1,2013 - Present)