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Best Paper Award at SIGCSE 2017

February 16, 2017
Congratulations to Erik Brunvand and Nina McCurdy whose paper, Making Noise: Using Sound-­Art to Explore Technological Fluency, will receive one of three best paper awards at SIGCSE 2017.

Abstract: We describe our experience designing and…

Video Spotlights

2016 Summer Course on Image-Based Biomedical Modeling
Tools for Understanding
Connective Tissue Structure
Advancing Microscopy with FluoRender Evolution of the Medical Classroom

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Research Highlights


Introduction to Image-Based Modeling

Sponsored by the R. Harold Burton Foundation Over the course of four weeks, students from West High School and Skyline High School and a homeschooled junior year student were given an introduction to image-based modeling (IBM) as part of the SCI Institute… Read more

Image Analysis Tools for Understanding Connective Tissue Structure

Sponsored by the Burton Foundation This summer, two Salt Lake area high school students from Copper Hills High School came to the University of Utah to participate in a hands-on research experience. The students learned how image analysis tools help… Read more
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Visualizing Hurricanes

On September 27th, Hurricane Joaquin, a Category 4 storm developed over the Atlantic Ocean pounding the Bahamas. There were a number of predications as to which way the storm would travel, one of which was that the hurricane would head north along the east… Read more
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2015 Image-Based Biomedical Modeling (IBBM) summer course

The Image-Based Biomedical Modeling (IBBM) summer course was held July 13- 23 in Newpark, Park City (Utah).The two-week course included the following activities: Didactic lecture sessions given by the three PIs as well as four invited instructors and experts… Read more

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Upcoming SCI Events


12:00pm: CIBC Seminar: Olaf Dössel , Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology presents Atrial Signals: Modeling Meets Biosignal Analysis

Wednesday, Mar 1

12:00pm: Visualization Seminar: SCI Seminar -- Will Usher presents

Friday, Mar 3

2:00pm: Distinguished Lecture: David C. Van Essen , Alumni Endowed Professor Department of Neuroscience Washington University in St. Louis presents Human Cerebral Cortex: Structure, Function, Connectivity, Development, and Evolution

Monday, Mar 6

12:00pm: Imaging Seminar: Shireen Elhabian presents From Silhouettes to Generative Shape Models: A Variational Bayesian Learning Approach

Wednesday, Mar 8

12:00pm: Visualization Seminar: Vis seminar -- Pascal Goffin presents

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