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CWSF 2008 - Ottawa, Ontario

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Christopher was born in Ottawa and moved to Calgary when he was 3. He has been interested with computers for the greater part of his life and hopes to keep learning as a lifelong obsession. This is his first year in a science fair and so far he has enjoyed it. Some of his hobbies include soccer, piano, solving math problems, reading, hiking, biking programming, 3D modeling, hockey, running, fixing computers, eating, sleeping, calculus, biology, algorithm development, guitar, traveling, thinking, watching lectures, electronics, praying, swimming, building things out of duct tape and writing biographies about himself.

Christopher Nielsen

Generating NURBS Surfaces through 3D Silhouette Scanning
Division:Earth & Environmental Sciences / Automotive
Region:Calgary Youth
City:Calgary, AB
Abstract:In this project a system of 3D silhouette scanning is proposed and implemented that would allow for the automatic computational generation of 3D NURBS (Non-Uniform Rational B-Spline) surfaces representing real world objects for use in 3D computer graphics applications.

Awards Value
The University of Western Ontario Scholarship
Gold Medallist - $2000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: University of Western Ontario
$2 000.00
Honourable Mention - Automotive
Sponsor: AUTO21
Gold Medal - Computing & Information Technology
Sponsor: Intel of Canada, Ltd.
$1 500.00
Total$3 600.00