Designed especially for neurobiologists, FluoRender is an interactive tool for multi-channel fluorescence microscopy data visualization and analysis.
Deep brain stimulation
BrainStimulator is a set of networks that are used in SCIRun to perform simulations of brain stimulation such as transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and magnetic transcranial stimulation (TMS).
Developing software tools for science has always been a central vision of the SCI Institute.
Dr. Attila Gyulassy

Dr. Attila Gyulassy - Research Computer Scientist

Working Off Campus
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supervisor Dr. Valerio Pascucci

My Publications


I recently recieved my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Davis. My dissertation concerns the computation and simplification of Morse-Smale complexes for the purpose of feature extraction. My Ph.D. research was funded by the Lawrence Scholar Program, a fellowship from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Prior to that, I graduated from University of California, Berkeley, with a BA in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics.

I am a die-hard skier, and play volleyball whenever I can. I also enjoy watching soccer. I'm excited for the opportunities here in Utah to explore nature. Hiking and backpacking are some of my favorite activities in the summer.

Current Responsibilities

Currently I have a Post-Doc position, working on topology-based visualization and analysis with Valerio Pascucci.

Research Interests

My research has been focused on using the Morse-Smale complex to solve various analysis problems. Morse theory is a general way of thinking about the feature space of a function, and I believe we are just beginning as a community to see the potential impact of this kind of analysis. Some new techniques are currently in development that tie together scalar field analysis with vector field analysis, time-varying analysis, and multi-variate analysis, and these methods have the potential to shape the field of visualization and analysis.

I'm always open to talking about any kind of topology-based analaysis, whether it be about Morse-Smale complexes, Morse complexes, Reeb graphs, contour trees, Jacobi sets, or point set segmentation.