2014: Walsh keynotes IMMERSION 2014 in Los Angeles, California. His keynote address, Teaching and Learning in the Age of Immersion, was the subject of the IMMERSION 2014 education day.
2013: Walsh keynotes Australia's Interactive Technology in Education Conference (ITEC 2013). Hosted by the Sydney Opera House and supported by Australia's Academic and Research Network, Walsh's Inside Immersive Education keynote provided attendees with an insider's view of Immersive Education and the Immersive Education Initiative.
2012: Walsh keynotes Singapore's 1st Serious Gaming conference in the Republic of Singapore (Singapore, Southeast Asia). Following his keynote Walsh conducted a Master Class on the fundamentals of Immersive Education.
2012: Walsh moderates The Future of Immersive Education expert panel at the 2nd European Immersive Education Summit (EiED 2012) in Paris, France.
2011: Walsh delivers the opening address at the 1st European Immersive Education Summit (EiED 2011) in Madrid, Spain.
2010: Walsh guest lectures on the subject of digital media and Immersive Education at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government (Harvard Kennedy School of Government) in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
2009: Walsh receives Campus Technology Innovator's award for establishing the field of Immersive Education, a term he coined to describe the combination of interactive 3D graphics, commercial game and simulation technology, virtual reality, voice chat, Web cameras, and rich digital media with collaborative online course environments and classrooms.
2009: Walsh keynotes the annual Campus Technology conference in Boston, Massachusetts.
2008: Walsh keynotes the 1st Immersive Education Asia event in Japan.
2007: Walsh keynotes Immersive Education Day at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
2007: The editors of Computerworld name Walsh to "40 Innovative IT People to Watch" for developing "innovative, promising technologies which hold the potential to significantly affect society in the near future." Walsh received the award for his pioneering work on the Media Grid and Immersive Education. News release, article, and profile are online at:
2006: Walsh receives Teaching with New Media (TWIN) award, receiving highest honors in the competition for pioneering the use of Immersive Education at Boston College (the competition consisted of nearly 300 other nominees). The award was presented to Walsh at a ceremony to honor exemplary uses of technology in teaching. Links to the news release and award ceremony video follow. The video provides a brief and very limited visual overview of the now obsolete second generation Immersive Education platform and is only a small excerpt of the video shown at the award ceremony:
http://mediagrid.org/news/2006-09_twin.pdf and YouTube Video (MS Video format at http://mediagrid.org/ImmersiveEducation/TWIN_Award_Video.wmv)
2005: Walsh announces the formation of the Immersive Education Initiative during his keynote at the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) Conference hosted by Boston College. His keynote address, Enabling the Age of Immersive Education, formally ushers in the age of immersion for teaching, learning and training.
1999-2004 Walsh represents the United States Web3D Consortium, an international ISO/IEC standards organization, at officially sanctioned meetings held in Germany, Singapore, Italy and France through his roles as Working Group chair and Liaison to the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG).
2000: Walsh receives the Web3D RoundUp “Golden Lasso Award” for his Universal Media presentation. The award was presented to Walsh during the Web3D Consortium (ISO/IEC standards organization) conference in Monterey, CA
1996: The United States Marine Corps Reserve presents Walsh with an award for outstanding support of the Toys for Tots Foundation. Walsh designed and developed the original Toys for Tots Web site (http://ToysForTots.org) and continues to support the children’s charity by donating Web development services to the Foundation.
COURSES (Boston College)
MT350 Principles of Programming
MC101 Computer Science I
MT36501 Java and Object Oriented Programming
MT36801 Advanced Java Programming
MT36901 Web Application Development
MT35101 Discovering Computer Graphics
MT358 Discovering 3D and Virtual Reality
MT35801 Discovering Video Games and Virtual Reality
MT38101 Advanced 3D and Virtual Reality
POSTS AND APPOINTMENTS
Director, Immersive Education Initiative, 2005-present
Director, Media Grid international standards organization, 2003-present
Lecturer, Boston College, 1999-present
Liaison to Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) for Web3D Consortium, 2001-2004
Chair, Web3D-MPEG (Moving Picture Experts Group) Working Group, 2000-2005
Editor and lead author, Prentice Hall Web3D book series, 1999-2002
Liaison to World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) for Web3D Consortium, 1999-2002
Co-Chair, Web3D Consortium's Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Group, 1998-2000
Chair, Web3D Consortium Universal Media Working Group, 1997-2004
Manager, Advanced Technology Center (ATC), Boston College, 1990-1992
Faculty Liaison, IT Department, Boston College, 1988-1990
Books (selected works)
Walsh, A. E., J2EE 1.4 Essentials. John Wiley & Sons, February, 2003. 480 p.
Walsh, A. E., ed., UDDI, SOAP, and WSDL: Web Services Specification Reference Book. Prentice Hall, April 2002. 336 p.
Walsh, A. E., ed., ebXML: The Technical Reports. Prentice Hall, February, 2002. 576 p.
Walsh, A. E., ed., ebXML: The Technical Specifications. Prentice Hall, January, 2002. 640 p.
Walsh, A. E. and Bourges-Sevenier, M., MPEG-4 Jump-Start. Prentice Hall, December, 2001. 460 p.
Walsh, A. E. and Gehringer, D., Java 3D API Jump-Start. Prentice Hall, August, 2001. 245 p.
Walsh, A. E. and Raggett, D., XHTML Example By Example. Prentice Hall, July, 2001. 745 p.
Walsh, A. E. and Bourges-Sevenier, M., Core Web 3D. Prentice Hall, September, 2000. 1088 p.
Walsh, A. E., Couch, J, and Steinberg, D., Java 2 Bible. IDG Books Worldwide, December, 1999. 905 p.
Walsh, A. E., Java for Dummies (3rd edition). IDG Books Worldwide, October 1998. 381 p.
Walsh, A. E. and Fronckowiak, J., Java Bible. IDG Books Worldwide, March 1998. 1093 p.
Walsh, A. E., Java for Dummies (2nd edition). IDG Books Worldwide, May 1997. 371 p.
Walsh, A. E., Foundations of Java Programming for the World Wide Web. IDG Books Worldwide, June 1996. 906 p.
Walsh, A. E., Java for Dummies (1st edition). IDG Books Worldwide, April 1996. 365 p.
Walsh, A. E., Destination Multimedia. IDG Books Worldwide, November 1995. 251 p.
Articles, papers, specifications and standards (selected works)
Walsh, A. E., (2007, October). The Media Grid: A Public Utility for Digital Media. Keynote Paper and Address: 8th International Symposium on Spatial Media (ISSM) jointly held with IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (IEEE CIT). University of Aizu, Fukushima Japan, October 16-19, 2007. Retrieved November 19, 2007, from http://mediagrid.org/publications/papers/The_Media_Grid-A_Public_Utility_for_Digital_Media.pdf
Walsh, A. E., (2007, June). The Immersive Education Faculty-Student Ecosystem. Published online through the Immersive Education Initiative (ImmersiveEducation.org). Retrieved November 19, 2007, from http://mediagrid.org/groups/technology/grid.ied/Immersive%20Education%20Ecosystem.pdf
Walsh, A. E., (2005, November). The Media Grid: A public utility for digital media. Dr. Dobb's Journal. Retrieved November 19, 2007, from http://www.ddj.com/184406310
Walsh, A. E. and Nagel, H.N. (2005, May). Transforming Technologies for Mobile 3D Computing. MobilizedSoftware.com. Retrieved November 19, 2007, from http://www.ddj.com/163105163
Walsh, A. E. and Nagel, H.N. (2004, November). Mobile Three-Dimensional Computing. MobilizedSoftware.com. Retrieved November 19, 2007, from http://www.ddj.com/52600411
Walsh, A.E., et al. (2004, August). Extensible 3D (X3D) International Standard ISO/IEC 19775:2004. Part 1: Architecture and base components, Annex D: MPEG-4 interactive profile. International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Geneva, Switzerland. Retrieved November 19, 2007, from http://www.web3d.org/x3d/specifications/ISO-IEC-19775-X3DAbstractSpecification/
Walsh, A. E. (2003, September). Creating Java Grid Services: Building computational grids using the Globus Toolkit. Dr. Dobb's Journal. Vol.28 Issue.9 pp. 18-23. Retrieved November 19, 2007, from http://www.ddj.com/dept/java/184405426
Walsh, A. E., (2003, August). Emerging Web3D Web Standards and Technologies. Keynote Paper and Address: 6th International Conference on Humans and Computers. University of Aizu, Fukushima Japan, August 28-30, 2003. Retrieved November 19, 2007, from http://mediagrid.org/publications/papers/Emerging_Web3D_Web_Standards_and_Technologies.pdf
Walsh, A. E. (2003, July). JavaServer Pages 2.0: JSP technology takes a big step forward in 2.0. Dr. Dobb's Journal. Vol.28 Issue.7 pp. 48-57. Retrieved November 19, 2007, from http://www.ddj.com/java/184405384
Walsh, A. E. (2003, May). IETF RFC 3541, A Uniform Resource Name (URN) Namespace for the Web3D Consortium (Web3D). Published in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) RFC repository and normatively referenced by the Extensible 3D (X3D) International Standard ISO/IEC 19775:2004. Retrieved November 19, 2007, from http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3541.txt?number=3541
Walsh, A. E. (2003, April). Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) 1.4 Web Services. Dr. Dobb's Journal. Vol.28 Issue.4 pp. 34-39. Retrieved November 19, 2007, from http://www.ddj.com/java/184405314
Walsh, A. E. (2002, September). Standard Practice: Weighing the Risks and Rewards of Standards. New Architect Magazine. Vol.7 Issue.9 pp. 26-30. Retrieved November 19, 2007, from http://www.ddj.com/architect/184411687
Walsh, A. E. (2002, July). Understanding Scene Graphs: Using graph-based data structures to organize and manage scene contents. Dr. Dobb's Journal. Vol.27 Issue.7 pp. 17-26. Retrieved November 19, 2007, from http://www.ddj.com/184405094
Walsh, A. E. (2002, April). The MPEG-4 Java API & MPEGlets: Creating interactive MPEG-4 content with MPEG-J. Dr. Dobb's Journal. Vol.27 Issue.4 pp. 40-45. Retrieved November 19, 2007, from http://www.ddj.com/java/184405021
Walsh, A. E. (2000, May). Universal Media: Media-Rich Content for Bandwidth-starved Devices. ACM SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics. Vol.34 No.2 May 2000. pp. 37-40. Retrieved November 19, 2007, from http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=351440.351450
Walsh, A. E. (1992, December). Sound As a Data Type. Dr. Dobb's Journal. Retrieved November 19, 2007, from http://www.ddj.com/architect/184408892
Walsh, A. E. (1992, July). Programming Quicktime: Multimedia to the Macs. Dr. Dobb's Journal. Vol.17 Issue.7 pp. 76-80. Retrieved November 19, 2007, from http://www.ddj.com/architect/184408803
Walsh, A. E. (1991, March). Asynchronous Sounds. MacTutor: The Macintosh Programming Journal. Vol.17 Issue.7 pp. 56-60. Retrieved November 19, 2007, from http://www.mactech.com/articles/mactech/Vol.07/07.03/AsyncSounds/
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