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butson-ams
October 09, 2014

Treating Tremors

Dr. Christopher Butson Interviewed for AMS It may not sound like much fun having an electrode implanted in your brain, yet it's much better than not being able to hold anything even for a second, which can happen to someone with Parkinson's disease or… Read more
sci-vis-newbook news
Sep 23, 2014

Now Available: Scientific Visualization

Edited by Hansen, C.D., Chen, M., Johnson, C.R., Kaufman, A.E., Hagen, H.Based on a seminar that took place in Dagstuhl, Germany, this contributed volume studies four important topics within scientific visualization: uncertainty visualization, multifield… Read more
miaomiao miccai
Sep 23, 2014

Best Paper Award at MICCAI 2014

Congratulations to PhD student Miaomiao Zhang, who won the MICCAI 2014 Young Scientist Award (a.k.a., best paper award) for her paper:M. Zhang, P. T. Fletcher, Bayesian Principal Geodesic Analysis in Diffeomorphic Image Registration, MICCAI 2014.MICCAI is the… Read more
udcc-openhouse news
Sep 17, 2014

UDCC Open House

Wednesday, September 17th 2014 10 am to 3 pm University of Utah Warnock Engineering Building, Catmull Gallary 72 So. Central Campus Dr. The first UDCC open house will bring together our consortium partners and engineering students to a single venue. Partners… Read more
climate example1
Aug 29, 2014

UV-CDAT Receives Outstanding Partnership Award from the FLC

The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) Far-West Region presents Outstanding Partnership award to Ultrascale Visualization Climate Data Analysis Tools. This is a joint partnership with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, New York… Read more
Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
Aug 20, 2014

Paper Featured on Cover of Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology

Congratulations to Josh Blauer, Darrell Swenson, and Rob MacLeod, et. al. whose paper:J.J.E. Blauer, D. Swenson, K. Higuchi, G. Plank, R. Ranjan, N. Marrouche, and R.S. MacLeod. “Sensitivity and Specificity of Substrate Mapping: An In Silico Framework for the… Read more
deformetrica
Jul 28, 2014

Introducing Deformetrica

Developed in collaboration with INRIA, and available for download at www.deformetrica.org, Deformetrica is a software for the statistical analysis of 2D and 3D shape data. It essentially computes deformations of the 2D or 3D ambient space, which, in turn,… Read more
Deformation Causes Vascular Alignment During Angiogenesis
Jul 25, 2014

MRL Podcast: Deformation Causes Vascular Alignment During Angiogenesis

Jeff Weiss speaks with Deputy Editor of the AJP Heart and Circulatory Physiology Journal Dr. Merry Lindsey about the recent MRL publication:Clayton J. Underwood, Lowell T. Edgar, James B. Hoying, Jeffrey A. Weiss "Cell-generated traction forces and the… Read more
Miriah Meyer Receives NSF CAREER Award
Jul 16, 2014

Miriah Meyer Receives NSF CAREER Award

Congratulations to Dr. Miriah Meyer who has been awarded an NSF CAREER Award for her proposal, Design Decision Patterns for Visualizing Multivariate Graphs, with a budget of $500K.See also: USTAR InnovationUtah Insights: "USTAR Investigator Receives CAREER… Read more
FEBio2 news
May 29, 2014

FEBio 2.0 Released

It’s with great pleasure that we announce the release of version 2.0 of FEBio (Finite Elements for Biomechanics). This new version can be downloaded here. FEBio is an open-source finite element package, specifically designed for solving problems in the field… Read more
Christopher Butson
May 29, 2014

Chris Butson Joins the SCI Institute as an Associate Professor of Bioengineering

Dr. Butson received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, M.S. in Electrical Engineering from George Washington University and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Utah. He completed post- doctoral training at the… Read more
topological-methods-3 news
May 29, 2014

Topological Methods in Data Analysis and Visualization III

Congratulations to Valerio Pascucci and Peer-Timo Bremer whose co-edited book "Topological Methods in Data Analysis and Visualization III" has just been published. Read more
KedarAras news
May 28, 2014

Kedar Aras Wins Young Investigator Competition

Congratulations to Kedar Aras who won the Young Investigator prize at the 39th Annual International Society for Computerized Electrocardiology (ISCE) conference on April 29th. Judges evaluated finalist presentations based on the originality of the science,… Read more
PacVis2014-bestpaper news
Mar 10, 2014

Best Paper Awarded at PacificVis 2014

Congratulations to Bei Wang, Paul Rosen, Guoning Chen and their collaborator from Slovenia, Primoz Skraba whose paper: P. Skraba, Bei Wang, G. Chen, P. Rosen. “2D Vector Field Simplification Based on Robustness,” In Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE Pacific… Read more
data-mining
Feb 08, 2014

Big Data, Big Business

From the University of Utah: Feb. 7, 2014 – The University of Utah's College of Engineering received approval this week for its new graduate certificate program in big data.This emerging field – which addresses large sets of data too complex, diverse or… Read more
Hackdance news
Jan 30, 2014

SCI's Michael Liu on Winning Team at Hackdance

SCI Graduate student Michael Liu was a key member on the team that took the Social Impact award at "Hackdance", the first ever celebrity-driven hackathon at the Sundance Film Festival. The team, working with celebrity member Sarah Austin (Start­Ups: Silicon… Read more
blood-vessel-growth Jan2014 news
Jan 23, 2014

Computer Simulation of Blood Vessel Growth: Early Step toward Treatment for Diseases that Affect Blood Flow

Jan. 22, 2014 – University of Utah bioengineers showed that tiny blood vessels grow better in the laboratory if the tissue surrounding them is less dense. Then the researchers created a computer simulation to predict such growth accurately – an early step… Read more
ChrisRoss IEEEFellows news
Jan 13, 2014

Chris Johnson and Ross Whitaker Elected IEEE Fellows

Congratulations to Professors Chris Johnson and Ross Whitaker who have been elected IEEE Fellows for the class of 2014. Dr. Johnson was elected in recognition of his leadership in scientific computing and scientific visualization. Dr. Whitaker is recognized… Read more
itkSNAP3 news
Jan 09, 2014

itk-SNAP 3.0 Released

The itk-SNAP project, a collaboration between UPenn's Paul Yushkevich and SCI's Guido Gerig, has released a major new version 3.0. SNAP is a software application used to segment structures in 3D medical images. It provides semi-automatic segmentation using… Read more
crj-fernbach-award2013b news
Nov 19, 2013

Chris Johnson Receives Sidney Fernbach Award

Congratulations to Professor Chris Johnson who was awarded the IEEE Computer Society 2013 Sidney Fernbach Award at Supercomputing 2013. This award recognizes Professor Johnson "For outstanding contributions and pioneering work introducing computing,… Read more
scirun-4-7
Nov 14, 2013

SCIRun 4.7 with BioMesh3D Released

The SCIRun development team is pleased to announce the release of SCIRun 4.7 with meshing tools. SCIRun 4.7 is available as a binary download for Windows and OS X, and as a source download for Linux. Download Now Click on the Download SCIRun link, and then… Read more
utahdata-certificate news
Nov 04, 2013

Academic Senate approves new certificates

Press Release from The Utah Daily ChronicleBy Nathan Turner on October 7, 2013. Contact Nathan Turner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. October session of the Academic Senate approved a proposed cross-disciplinary certificate to the College of Engineering… Read more
visus-david news
Oct 08, 2013

ViSUS Gigapixel David Available at iTunes App Store

The first gigapixel, multi-view rendering of The Digital Michelangelo Project's David can now be downloaded and viewed on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. The ViSUS Gigapixel David app allows you to explore the digital laser-scan of the statue David in… Read more
Miriah-PopTech2013 news
Sep 23, 2013

Miriah Meyer Chosen PopTech Science Fellow

Congratulations to Miriah Meyer who has been chosen as a 2013 PopTech Science Fellow! PopTech's Fellows programs aim to accelerate the impact of emerging innovators and scientists, who are working to solve some of the world's most pressing challenges. Miriah… Read more
MBIA-bestpaper2013 news
Sep 23, 2013

Best Paper Awarded at MBIA 2013

Congratulations to Bo Wang, Marcel Prastawa, Avishek Saha, Suyash Awate, Andrei Irimia, Micah Chambers, Paul Vespa, John Van Horn, Valerio Pascucci, and Guido Gerig whose paper: B. Wang, M. Prastawa, A. Saha, S.P. Awate, A. Irimia, M.C. Chambers, P.M. Vespa,… Read more
maljovec bp-runnerup-PSA2013 news
Sep 21, 2013

Best Student Paper Runner-Up Awarded at PSA 2013

Congratulations to Dan Maljovec, et. at, whose paper was chosen first runner-up for Best Student Paper at the 2013 International Topical Meeting on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Analysis (PSA). See: D. Maljovec, B. Wang, D. Mandelli, P.-T. Bremer, V.… Read more
FreshTracks-9-13 news
Sep 04, 2013

Fresh Tracks

Welcome to the Fresh Tracks Newsletter, highlighting news from the SCI Institute. Since our first newsletter six months ago, SCI Institute faculty, staff, and students have continued to perform exciting research, lead international conferences, perform… Read more
udcc-openhouse news
Sep 03, 2013

UDCC Open House

Wednesday, September 11th 11 am to 2 pm University of Utah Warnock Engineering Building, Catmull Gallary 72 So. Central Campus Dr. The first UDCC open house will bring together our consortium partners and engineering students to a single venue. Partners… Read more
sibgrapi2013-bestpaper news
Aug 14, 2013

Best Paper Awarded at SIBGRAPI 2013

Congratulations to Wathsala Widanagamaachchi, Paul Rosen, and Valerio Pascucci whose paper: W. Widanagamaachchi, P. Rosen, V. Pascucci. "A Flexible Framework for Fusing Image Collections into Panoramas," In Proceedings of the 2013 SIBGRAPI Conference on… Read more
NNSA-COEs news
Jul 31, 2013

NNSA Announces Selection of Centers of Excellence for Academic Computational Science Partnerships

Press Release from the National Nuclear Security Administration Website, June 27, 2013. WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today announced the selection of its six new centers of excellence whose primary focus will be on… Read more
Schott TVCG2013 news
Jul 08, 2013

SCI Papers Spotlighted in TVCG June and August Issues

Congratulations to Harsh Bhatia, Valerio Pascucci, and Peer-Timo Bremer, et. al. whose paper:H. Bhatia, G. Norgard, V. Pascucci, P.-T. Bremer. “The Helmholtz-Hodge Decomposition - A Survey,” In IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG),… Read more
HBM Hackathon2013 news
Jun 26, 2013

SCI Team Wins HBM Hackathon Challenge

Congratulations to Kris Zygmunt, Wei Liu, and Sean McKenna for winning the second challenge of the 2013 HBM Hackathon sponsored by Allen Institute for Brain Science and Amazon Web Services. The HBM Hackathon consisted of two challenges announced prior to the… Read more
Ross-CCC news
May 30, 2013

Ross Whitaker Selected Member of CRA CCC

Congratulations to SCI faculty member Ross Whitaker who has been selected to serve on the Computing Research Association's (CRA) Computing Community Consortium (CCC). The CCC is an organization whose goal is to catalyze and empower the U.S. computing research… Read more
ExpUtahScience news
May 06, 2013

Explore Utah Science: When Art and Science Intertwine

See original article on Explore Utah Science website: "When Art and Science Intertwine"Written by Julie KieferThe collection of images appears to be a study in shape, color, and design. Zig-zagging lines that meld into smoke-like ribbons; an explosion of… Read more
EGPGV-bestpaper2013 news
May 05, 2013

Best Paper Awarded at EGPGV 2013

Congratulations to Sujin Philip, Brian Summa, Julien Tierny, Peer-Timo Bremer, and Valerio Pascucci whose paper: S. Philip, B. Summa, J. Tierny, P.-T. Bremer, V. Pascucci. “Scalable Seams for Gigapixel Panoramas,” In Proceedings of the 2013 Eurographics… Read more
crj-FiRe2013 news
Apr 22, 2013

Chris Johnson to be Featured Speaker at FiRe 2013

Dr. Johnson will be a featured speaker at the 2013 Future in Review (FiRe 2013) conference. He will be among a number of other distinguished guests including the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Mdme. Janet Napolitano. The conference will be… Read more
ISBI BestPaper2013 news
Apr 12, 2013

Best Paper Awarded at ISBI 2013

Congratulations to Nikhil Singh, Jacob Hinkle, Sarang Joshi and Tom Fletcher whose paper was awarded "Best Student Paper" at the ISBI 2013 Conference. N.P. Singh, J. Hinkle, S. Joshi, P.T. Fletcher. “A Vector Momenta Formulation of Diffeomorphisms for… Read more
crj-CRA news
Mar 18, 2013

Chris Johnson Elected to CRA Board of Directors

SCI Institute Director Chris Johnson has been elected a new member of the Computing Research Association (CRA) Board of Directors. Johnson's three-year term on the board will begin July 1, 2013. The CRA “is an association of more than 200 North American… Read more
fluorender news
Mar 04, 2013

FluoRender 2.12 Released

We are happy to announce the 2.12 release of FluoRender. For details, check the release notes and download FluoRender at www.fluorender.com. Release Notes 03/04/2013FluoRender 2.12 This version includes some improvements and issue fixes: This version includes… Read more
fresh-tracks
Jan 18, 2013

Fresh Tracks

Welcome to the first Fresh Tracks Newsletter, highlighting news from the SCI Institute. 2012 was another exciting year, culminating in our second successful SCIx Open House. Hundreds of people took advantage of the event to learn more about SCI Institute… Read more
AJPBestPaper news
Dec 20, 2012

Guido Gerig Co-author on AJP Best Paper

Dr. Guido Gerig co-authored a paper that made the list of the American Journal of Psychiatry's "Best of 2012" for their paper “Differences in White Matter Fiber Tract Development Present from 6 to 24 Months in Infants with Autism” In the AJP's 2012 Year in… Read more
dongbin
Dec 06, 2012

Dongbin Xiu Joins the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute as a Professor of Mathematics

Dongbin Xiu has joined the University of Utah's Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute as a Professor of Mathematics. The SCI Institute focuses on solving important problems in biomedicine, science, and engineering using computation and is an… Read more
cmbbe-13
Dec 05, 2012

CMBBE 2013 Conference

11th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON COMPUTER METHODS IN BIOMECHANICS AND BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING http://cmbbe13.sci.utah.edu April 3-7, 2013 Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Chair: Jeffrey Weiss, University of Utah Co-Chair: Gerard Ateshian, Columbia University… Read more
Weiss ASME-award news
Dec 05, 2012

Jeff Weiss to Receive ASME 2013 Van Mow Medal

Congratulations to Dr. Jeff Weiss who has been selected to receive the 2013 Van Mow Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. This highly competitive award is ASME's highest honor for a mid-career bioengineer. Jeff was chosen "... for seminal… Read more
Cleaver news
Dec 04, 2012

Cleaver v1.5 Released

The CIBC development team is pleased to announce the release of Cleaver v1.5. Cleaver is a C++ software library that generates conforming tetrahedral meshes of multimaterial volumetric data, with guarantees on dihedral angles. Cleaver is an implementation of… Read more
scix12 news
Nov 13, 2012

SCIx 2012

The Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute hosted the second annual SCIx Open House on Tuesday, November 13th. At SCIx, the SCI Institute put its cutting-edge work on display for the public accompanied by a keynote presentation from Alan Kay. Alan… Read more
Miriah TEDFellow
Nov 08, 2012

Miriah Meyer Selected as 2013 TED Fellow

Congratulations to Miriah Meyer who has been selected as a 2013 TED Fellow. This honor was granted to just 20 applicants from over 1200 applications. TED2013's tagline is: "The Young. The Wise. The Undiscovered." And this year's class of TED Fellows will be… Read more
iv3d
Oct 24, 2012

ImageVis3D 3.0.0 Released

The ImageVis3D team is proud to announce the release of ImageVis3D 3.0.0! ImageVis3D is a desktop volume rendering application which was designed to visualize large data. Support is available for multiple rendering modes, such as 1D and 2D transfer functions,… Read more
NCRRHistory IV3D
Oct 23, 2012

CIBC and ImageVis3D Mobile Recognized in List of Important Events in NCRR History

Among the list of important events in NCRR history published in the NIH Almanac is the release of the ImageVis3D Mobile visualization app developed under the CIBC. In the events listed for the year 2010 it states:"Researchers led by Chris Johnson at the… Read more
ldav2012-bestpaper
Oct 16, 2012

Best Paper Awarded at LDAV 2012

Congratulations to Shusen Liu, Joshua Levine, Peer-Timo Bremer, and Valerio Pascucci whose paper:"Gaussian Mixture Model Based Volume Visualization," Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Large-Scale Data Analysis and Visualization (LDAV) 2012, Note: Awarded… Read more
Awate MICCIA2012 news
Oct 05, 2012

Best Paper Awarded at MICCAI 2012

Congratulations to Suyash Awate, Peihong Zhu and Ross Whitaker whose paper has been awarded "Best Paper" at the MICCAI workshop on Multimodal Brain Image Analysis. Winning papers are chosen by the organisers based on relevance, novelty and scientific… Read more
Tolga NSFAward2012
Aug 31, 2012

Tolga Tasdizen Awarded NSF CAREER Award

Congratulations to SCI Faculty member and USTAR Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Tolga Tasdizen who was recently awarded an NSF CAREER award for his proposal "Deep sparse dictionary context models and their application to image… Read more
iv3d
Aug 08, 2012

ImageVis3D 2.1.1 and Mobile Universal 4.0 Released

The ImageVis3D team is proud to announce the release of ImageVis3D 2.1.1. DOWNLOAD NOW ImageVis3D is a desktop volume rendering application which was designed to visualize large data. Support is available for multiple rendering modes, such as 1D and 2D… Read more
epicanvas2012
Aug 06, 2012

EpiCanvas Publication Awarded 1st Place Biosurveillance Article

Congratulations to Yarden Livnat and Nathan Galli, et. al. whose paper received the 1st place Award for Outstanding Research Article in Biosurveillance in the Scientific Achievement Category by the International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS). This… Read more
scirun-4-6
Jun 21, 2012

SCIRun 4.6 with BioMesh3D Released

The SCIRun development team is pleased to announce the release of SCIRun 4.6 with meshing tools. SCIRun 4.6 is available as a binary download for Windows and OS X, and as a source download for Linux. Download Now See also the Release notes. SCIRun 4.6… Read more
chris-babbage
May 23, 2012

Chris Johnson Receives the IEEE IPDPS 2012 Charles Babbage Award

Congratulations to Chris Johnson on receiving the IEEE IPDPS 2012 Charles Babbage Award in recognition of his innovations in the area of scientific visualization and their application to computational biomedicine, engineering, and scientific discovery.Read… Read more
microsoft-fellows
May 23, 2012

Miriah Meyer Named as Microsoft Research Faculty Fellow

Congratulations to Miriah Meyer who has been selected as one of seven Microsoft Research Faculty Fellows for 2012. The award recognizes innovative, promising new faculty members from research institutions around the world for their advancements in computing… Read more
hip-data
May 23, 2012

MRL Release CT Arthrogram of Hip Datasets

In a recent study, researchers at the Musculoskeletal Research Laboratories (MRL) examined the mechanics of cartilage in the normal hips of 10 healthy adult volunteers. Now they have made the de-identified CT arthrogram datasets available online for other… Read more
fluorender-crop
May 16, 2012

FluoRender Image Among Winners of FASEB BioArt Competition

Congratulations to Yong Wan and Charles Hansen, et al on their winning submission to this year's FASEB BioArt CompetitionA. Kelsey Lewis1, Yong Wan1, Mary Colasanto1, Mark van Langeveld1, Ronen Schweitzer2§, Charles D. Hansen1, and Gabrielle Kardon1§… Read more
miriah-100
May 16, 2012

Miriah Meyer Named Top 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company

Congratulations to Miriah Meyer, who has been named amongst the top 100 most creative people in business by Fast Company. This honor places her in a rather esteemed and widespread group of individuals ranging from Fortune 500 leaders to music mogals. #24… Read more
arl-materials
May 16, 2012

Utah-Led Group Gets $15M from Army to Design New Materials

May 7, 2012 – U.S. soldiers are increasingly weighed down by batteries to power weapons, detection devices and communications equipment. So the Army Research Laboratory has awarded a University of Utah-led consortium almost $15 million to use computer… Read more
epinome
Apr 26, 2012

Epinome: Visual-Analytics for Epidemiology Data

Early detection and rapid response to infectious-disease outbreaks rely on effective decision making based on information from disparate sources. To improve decision-making in outbreak detection and response, it's important to understand how public health… Read more
future-of-medicine
Apr 16, 2012

Visualizing the Future of Medicine

CIBC Software freatures prominently in Scientific Computing World's interview of Chris Johnson "Visualizing the Future of Medicine." See: Scientific Computing World - "Visualizing the Future of Medicine" (pdf version) Read more
sdav-highlight
Apr 01, 2012

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu Announces SDAV

Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced a $25 million five-year initiative to help scientists better extract insights from today’s increasingly massive research datasets, the Scalable Data Management, Analysis, and Visualization (SDAV) Institute. SDAV will be… Read more
ed-sra
Mar 20, 2012

Ed Black Elected President-elect of SRA

Congratulations to our own Grants and Accounting Manager, Edward Black who has been elected President-elect of the Society of Research Administrators (SRA) International. The SRA is dedicated to the education and professional development of research… Read more
waf-2012
Mar 06, 2012

CARMA Team Hosts Successful Atrial Fibrillation Symposium

The Western Atrial Fibrillation Symposium is a comprehensive education meeting focused exclusively on atrial fibrillation. The conference features distinguished faculty and physicians from eight countries and 20 renowned clinical and research centers across… Read more
downs
Mar 03, 2012

U Receives $2.9 Million for Down Syndrom Research

University of Utah Receives $2.9 Million Grant for Groundbreaking Down Syndrome Research. Studies including Utah families will provide insights into the human brain and treatment strategies for mental disability SALT LAKE CITY – A multidisciplinary team of… Read more
kimball
Feb 29, 2012

The Art of Science

February 11, 2012 - April 7, 2012Art Talk Thursday, March 15th, 6-7pm. Kimball Art Center, 638 Park Avenue, Park City, UT 84060 Science and art come together this month at the Kimball Art Center’s Badami Gallery. SCI Institute: The Art of Science is on… Read more
fluorender
Feb 24, 2012

FluoRender Image Featured in Cell Picture Show

A stunning FluoRender image visualizing embryogenesis is featured in a set on cell.com's "Cell Picture Show." See "Limbs" on slide #8: Limbs By A. Kelsey Lewis, Gabrielle Kardon, Yong Wan (University of Utah) and Ronen Schweitzer (Oregon Health and Science… Read more
autism
Feb 23, 2012

Utah Image Processing Group Plays Key Role in Autism Research

Brain Imaging Differences Evident at 6 Months in High-Risk Infants Who Later Develop Autism A new study led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found significant differences in brain development starting at age 6 months in high-risk infants who… Read more
hansen-ieee
Nov 28, 2011

Chuck Hansen Elected IEEE Fellow

Congratulations to Dr. Chuck Hansen who has been elected an IEEE Fellow in recognition of his extraordinary accomplishments in the development of visualization tools for large-scale scientific datasets. This honorary designation is limited to no more than… Read more
sc12
Nov 17, 2011

Supercomputing 2012 to be held in SLC

For 24 years, SC has been at the forefront in gathering the best and brightest minds in supercomputing together, with our unparalleled technical papers, tutorials, posters and speakers. SC12 will take a major step forward not only in supercomputing, but in… Read more
harsh-llnl
Nov 01, 2011

Harsh Bhatia Awarded Lawrence Scholar Graduate Fellowship

Congratulations to Harsh Bhatia on receiving the Lawrence Scholar Graduate Fellowship. Lawrence Scholars are appointed a position at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and paid a full salary for up to 4 years to pursue their proposed research. Read more
scix-11
Oct 31, 2011

SCIx to showcase experts and resources at the University of Utah

University of Utah Media Release Internationally Recognized Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute to Hold Court at Home SCIx to showcase experts and resources at the University of Utah October 31, 2011 – People living in the Beehive State might… Read more
scirun-4-5
Oct 27, 2011

SCIRun 4.5 with BioMesh3D Released

The SCIRun development team are pleased to announce the release of SCIRun 4.5 with meshing tools. SCIRun 4.5 is available as a binary download for Windows and OS X, and as a source download for Linux.DownloadRelease notes SCIRun 4.5 contains the new… Read more
febio
Oct 14, 2011

FEBio 1.4 Released

The MRL Software development team is excited to announce the arrival of version 1.4 of FEBio (Finite Elements for Biomechanics). Download FEBio 1.4 FEBio is an open-source finite element package, specifically designed for solving problems in the field of… Read more
valerio-doe
Oct 03, 2011

Valerio Pascucci designated DOE Fellow

Congratulations to Valerio Pascucci who has been recognized as a DOE Fellow. Dr. Pascucci was inducted in September at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) where he is a member of the Scientific Data Management Group. The designation of DOE Fellow… Read more
iv3d-mobile
Aug 26, 2011

ImageVis3D Mobile 3.0 Released

The ImageVis3D development team is proud to announce the release of ImageVis3D (IV3D) Mobile 3.0! IV3D Mobile is a mobile visualization application designed to visualize and share volume and surface data while you are on the go. With ImageVis3D (available for… Read more
miriah-35
Aug 23, 2011

Miriah Meyer Designated Technology Review 35

Congratulations to Miriah Meyer who has been selected by Technology Review Magazine as one of the world's top innovators under 35 years of age who's work promises to change the world. Each year Technology Review seeks young candidates from around the world… Read more
geneology
Jul 01, 2011

SCI and Dept. of Human Genetics Collaborate to Make Geneology Software

Research groups from the Department of Human Genetics and the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute (SCI) have recently attracted widespread commercial and academic interest in their software inventions related to genetic data processing and the display… Read more
eurovis-11
Jun 13, 2011

2nd Best Paper Award - Euro Vis 2011

Congratulations to Erik Anderson, Kristi Potter and Claudio Silva whose paper won 2nd Best Paper at Eurographics/IEEE Symposium on Visualization 2011.E.W. Anderson, K.C. Potter, L.E. Matzen, J.F. Shepherd, G.A. Preston, C.T. Silva. "A User Study of… Read more
skalak
Jun 10, 2011

Ben Ellis and Jeff Weiss receive "2010 Skalak Best Paper" award from JBE

Congratulations to Nicholas Drury, Ben Ellis, Jeff Weiss, Pat McMahon and Richard Debski who's paper: N.J. Drury, B.J. Ellis, J.A. Weiss, P.J. McMahon, R.E. Debski. “The impact of glenoid labrum thickness and modulus on labrum and glenohumeral capsule… Read more
fluorender-release
May 27, 2011

FluoRender 2.8 Released

We are happy to announce the 2.8 release of FluoRender. For details, check the release notes and download FluoRender at www.fluorender.com. Release Notes FluoRender 2.8.0 New Features: Support of importing several manufacturer-specific confocal formats,… Read more
greg-vspring
May 03, 2011

Greg Jones Voted Top 100 vSpring Capital Venture Entrepreneur for 2011

Congratulations go out to our Associate Director Greg Jones who has been designated a v|100 - vSpring Top 100 Venture Entrepreneur for a fifth year. The v|100 designation is given to those individuals voted most likely to lead a successful business venture in… Read more
iv3d
Apr 29, 2011

ImageVis3D 2.0 Released

The ImageVis3D team is proud to announce the release of ImageVis3D 2.0. Download ImageVis3D is a desktop volume rendering application which was designed to visualize large data. Support is available for multiple rendering modes, such as 1D and 2D transfer… Read more
acm-sca
Apr 13, 2011

"Best Paper" Awarded at ACM Eurographics Symposium

Congratulations to Linh Ha, Jens Krüger, Joao Comba, Sarang Joshi, and Claudio Silva who's paper:Linh K. Ha, Jens Krüger, Joao Comba, Sarang Joshi, Cláudio T. Silva. "Optimal Multi-Image Processing Streaming Framework on Parallel Heterogeneous Systems",… Read more
marrouche
Mar 25, 2011

CARMA Collaborator Dr. Nassir Marrouche Profiled in Continuum

CIBC collaborator Dr. Nassir Marrouche is profiled in the Spring 2011 issue of the Continuum. Creating Good CARMA: Cardiologist Nassir Marrouche Knows Matters of the Heart Read more
david
Mar 21, 2011

ViSUS: One billion polygons to billions of pixels

SCI announces the first gigapixel, multi-view rendering of The Digital Michelangelo Project's David.The David model consists of 933 million triangles from a laser-scan of the original statue created by Professor Marc Levoy and members of The Digital… Read more
carma-innovate
Mar 15, 2011

CARMA Team Receives Utah Innovation Award

Congratulations to Rob MacLeod, Nassir Marrouche and the CARMA Team who have recently received the Utah Innovaton Award. Read more
seg3d-2-0
Feb 17, 2011

Announcing Seg3D 2.0

We are pleased to announce the next generation Seg3D. Version 2.0 features a new more user-friendly interface, better session and project management, many new filters, and many more improvements to ensure stability. Although most of the functionality from the… Read more
iv3d-mobile-2-0
Dec 09, 2010

ImageVis3D Mobile Universal 2.0 Released

ImageVis3D developers are pleased to announce the release of ImageVis3D Mobile Universal 2.0.It is available from the Apple iTunes App Store. Read more
fluorender-nikon
Dec 09, 2010

Fluorender Used for Prizewinning Photomicrograph

SCI collaborator Hideo Otsuna, won 2nd place in Nikon's Small World photomicrography competition 2010 for his image of a 5-day old zebrafish rendered with FluoRender. Nikon Small World is regarded as the leading forum for showcasing the beauty and complexity… Read more
guido-aimbe
Dec 09, 2010

Guido Gerig Elected Fellow of AIMBE

Dr. Guido Gerig has been elected a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). Fellows are nominated each year by their peers and represent the top 2% of the medical and biological engineering community. New inductees are… Read more
neuroimage
Dec 09, 2010

Guido Gerig Coauthor on Neuroimage Top Cited Paper

The journal NeuroImage recently released it's list of the top ten most cited articles over the last 5 years. On it was a paper co-authored by Dr. Gerig entitled "User-guided 3D active contour segmentation of anatomical structures: Significantly improved… Read more
miccai-09
Dec 09, 2010

Best of the Journal Issue Awarded for Brain Population Analysis Paper

Congratulations to Samuel Gerber, Tolga Tasdizen, P. Thomas Fletcher, Sarang Joshi, Ross Whitaker whose paper received the MICCAI 2010 Best of the Journal Issue Award, which selects the best paper among the top conference papers appearing in a special issue… Read more
fluorender-2-7
Nov 30, 2010

FluoRender 2.7 Released

We are happy to announce the 2.7 release of FluoRender. There are some exciting improvements in this version, including a rewritten rendering core, which improves the overall quality and performance of FluoRender. FluoRender can render more fine details,… Read more
rob-nassir
Nov 25, 2010

Rob MacLeod and Nassir Marrouche Interviewed in Pictures of the Future

Dr. Robert MacLeod and Dr. Nassir F. Marrouche are interviewed on their atrial fibrillation research in the Fall 2010 issue of Pictures of the Future. See: "A Strike Against Stroke" Read more
vis-openhouse
Oct 28, 2010

SCI to Hold Open House During VisWeek

SCI will host an open house for Vis Week conference attendees October 28th from 6:30 pm to 9:00pm. Busses will be available to transport guests from the conference to the SCI Institute. Boarding will begin at 6:15pm and will run continuously with the last bus… Read more
visus-news
Oct 27, 2010

ViSUS In The News

ViSUS software has received a great deal of news recently due to it's ability to quickly generate small preview images from very large images. TechEye - Visual imaging software "finds Atlantis" International Business Times, New York - Extreme Resolution… Read more
johnson
Oct 27, 2010

Chris Johnson Honored with 2010 Visualization Career Award

CHRIS JOHNSON, director of the University of Utah’s Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, has been honored with the 2010 Visualization Career Award. The award was made in Salt Lake City on Oct. 27, 2010 during VisWeek2010, the premier forum for computer… Read more
meshing-rt
Oct 14, 2010

"Best Paper" Awarded at International Meshing Roundtable

Congratulations to Jonathan Bronson, Joshua Levine, and Ross Whitaker whose paper received the Best Paper Award at the 19th International Meshing Roundtable in Chattanooga Tennessee this October. Jonathan R. Bronson, Joshua A. Levine, and Ross T. Whitaker.… Read more
manifold
Sep 24, 2010

Best of the Journal Issue Awarded for Brain Population Analysis Paper

Congratulations to Samuel Gerber, Tolga Tasdizen, P. Thomas Fletcher, Sarang Joshi, Ross Whitaker whose paper received the MICCAI 2010 Best of the Journal Issue Award, which selects the best paper among the top conference papers appearing in a special issue… Read more
sdc
Sep 20, 2010

SCI Helps New Businesses Develop Software

U News CenterSeptember 20, 2010 -- University of Utah faculty develop a wealth of software, and they now have a resource that will help them organize, refine and make it more commercially viable. That resource is the Software Development Center, which will… Read more
fluorender-2-6
Sep 10, 2010

FluoRender 2.6 Released

The FluoRender development team is pleased to announce the release of FluoRender 2.6. The new version has a number of new features. For details and downloads see the FluoRender Documentation page. Read more
hansen-coe
Aug 25, 2010

Chuck Hansen features prominently in College research report

SCI faculty Chuck Hansen's career in visualization is prominently featured in the 2010 College of Engineering Research Report. See: Scientific Visualization: Analyzing and Understanding Complex Data (pdf). Read more
orly-alter
Aug 13, 2010

Orly Alter Joins the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute as a USTAR Associate Professor of Bioengineering

Orly Alter has joined the University of Utah’s Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute as a USTAR Associate Professor of Bioengineering. The SCI Institute focuses on solving important problems in biomedicine, science, and engineering using… Read more
teragrid-10
Aug 10, 2010

"Best Paper in Science Track" Awarded for Uintah Paper at Teragrid 2010

Congratulations to Justin Luitjens, Qingyu Meng, and Martin Berzins whose paper received the Best Paper Award in the Science Track at the 2010 Teragrid Conference in Pittsburgh, August 2-5th 2010: M. Berzins, J. Luitjens, Q. Meng, T. Harman, C.A. Wight, J.R.… Read more
ncrr-reporter
Aug 06, 2010

CIBC Research Spotlighted in NCRR Reporter

Research at the Center for Integrative Biomedical Computing (CIBC) was highlighted as a "Visualizing Success" example in the Winter issue of NCRR Reporter, 2010. See "Recovery Act Funds Fuel Innovative Research Collaborations." Also, in the same issue, the… Read more
eurographics-2010
Jul 20, 2010

Best Paper at Eurographics 2010

Congratulations to Claudio Silva, Erik Anderson, Emanuele Santos, and Juliana Freire who received the "Best Paper" award at EUROGRAPHICS 2010 for: C. Silva, E. Anderson, E. Santos, J. Freire. "Using VisTrails and Provenance for Teaching Scientific… Read more
scirun-4-4
Jul 20, 2010

Announcing SCIRun 4.4 with BioMesh3D

The SCIRun development team is pleased to announce the completion of SCIRun 4.4 with meshing tools. SCIRun 4.4 is available as a binary download for Windows and OS X and as a source download for Linux. The new binaries and source tar archives can be… Read more
vistrails-1-5
Jul 12, 2010

VisTrails 1.5 Released

The VisTrails development team is pleased to announce the release of VisTrails 1.5. The new version contains quite a list of improvements and bug fixes. For details, see the release notes. Download Now Read more
v100-10
Jul 12, 2010

Greg Jones Voted Top 100 vSpring Capital Venture Entrepreneur for 2010

Congratulations go out to our Associate Director Greg Jones who has been designated a v|100 - vSpring Top 100 Venture Entrepreneur for a fourth year. The v|100 designation is given to those individuals voted most likely to lead a successful business venture… Read more
fluorender-2-5
Jun 17, 2010

FluoRender 2.5 Released

The FluoRender development team is pleased to announce the release of FluoRender 2.5. The new version has a number of new features. For details and downloads see the FluoRender Documentation page. Read more
johnson
May 07, 2010

2010 Rosenblatt Prize Awarded to Computer Scientist and Director of SCI Institute

May 7, 2010 -- Christopher R. Johnson, distinguished professor of computer science and director of the Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute at the University of Utah, was honored at today's university commencement ceremonies with the Rosenblatt… Read more
iv3d-nuclear
May 07, 2010

ImageVis3D Mobile Goes Nuclear

SALT LAKE CITY -- The future of computers is here, and University of Utah scientists keep pushing the envelope. They have developed new imaging programs that turn complex data into brilliant pictures you can view on your iPhone or iPad. ImageVis3D Mobile… Read more
nvidia
Mar 30, 2010

Huy Vo Awarded NVIDIA Fellowship for Second Year Running

SCI graduate student Huy Vo has been awarded an NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship for 2010-2011. This is the second year he has achieved this award which is given to just ten students in the country each year. The NVIDIA Fellowship Program provides funding to Ph.D.… Read more
brownlee-pacific-vis
Mar 09, 2010

Best Paper at Pacific Vis 2010

Congratulations to SCI graduate student Carson Brownlee who was awarded "Best Paper" at IEEE Pacific Visualization 2010 for:C. Brownlee, V. Pegoraro, S. Shankar, P. McCormick, C. Hansen "Physically-Based Interactive Schlieren Flow Visualization", Proceedings… Read more
lowell-cmbbe10
Mar 01, 2010

Lowell Edgar wins 1st Prize in Student Presentation Competition at CMBBE 2010

SCI/MRL Lab graduate student Lowell Edgar received 1st prize in the Student Presentation Competition for his research presentation at the Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering conference this last week in Valencia, Spain. The award… Read more
febio
Feb 20, 2010

MRL Releases FEBio 1.2

Febio 1.2.0 is now available for download. It includes several new features including: faster, multi-threaded linear solvers (Pardiso, SuperLU) contact improvements such as improved stability for large compression problems a new biphasic contact algorithm to… Read more
riemannian
Jan 21, 2010

Tom Fletcher and Sarang Joshi paper awarded "most cited" by Signal Processing

The international journal Signal Processing has announced its award for the 2010 Signal Processing most cited paper goes to Riemannian Geometry for the Statistical Analysis of Diffusion Tensor Data” by Drs. Tom Fletcher and Sarang Joshi. This distinction is… Read more
vistrails-1-4
Jan 12, 2010

Announcing VisTrails 1.4

The VisTrails development team is pleased to announce the release of VisTrails 1.4. The new version contains quite a list of improvements and bug fixes. For details, see the release notes.Download Now Read more
un-climate
Jan 11, 2010

Advanced Climate Change Visualization Presented at UN Climate Change Conference

The VACET Center played a key roll in the production of the following visualization of historical and projected climate change data that was presented to participants at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December of 2009. The animated series… Read more
paraviewvistrails
Jan 05, 2010

ParaView Now Includes the VisTrails Provenance Plugin

Kitware, Sandia National Laboratories and Los Alamos National Lab have released ParaView 3.6.2. The latest release now includes the VisTrails Provenance Explorer plugin in the Windows and Linux packages. VisTrails is an open-source scientific workflow and… Read more
fourth-paradigm
Oct 27, 2009

The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery

Four SCI faculty members, Chuck Hansen, Chris Johnson, Valerio Pascucci, and Claudio Silva contributed a chapter on visualization for data-intensive science in the recently released book The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery. Read more
iv3d-mobile-app
Oct 09, 2009

ImageVis3D Mobile iPhone App Hits the News

The release of ImageVis3D Mobile for the iPhone has received wide coverage.In addition to a news story on KSL channel 5, it has generated a number of print articles such as: The Daily Utah Chronicle: "U researchers develop iPhone applications" Macworld:… Read more
web exterior
Sep 29, 2009

SCI Starts New Phase in the Warnock Engineering Building

The John E. and Marva M. Warnock Engineering Building The Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute has begun a new phase of life in the John E. and Marva M. Warnock Engineering Building, a newly constructed, state of the art research facility. The building… Read more
johnson
Sep 25, 2009

Chris Johnson Awarded Cyber Pioneer Award

Chris Johnson, director of the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, will receive the prestigious Cyber Pioneer Award. Alan Hall, chair of the Utah Technology Council, will present the award at the 2009 Utah Cyber Symposium on September 25th. The award… Read more
iv3d-mobile
Sep 21, 2009

ImageVis3D Mobile now available

ImageVis3D Mobile for the iPhone is now available from Apple iTunes App store. Read more
claudio
Jul 14, 2009

Claudio Silva Coauthor on 2nd Most Cited Paper in TVCG 15-Year History

In celebration of the 15th anniversary of IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, a top 10 list of the most cited papers was compiled to illustrate the success of the journal. Second on the list was a paper by Marc Alexa, Johannes Behr,… Read more
vistrails-1-3
Jul 06, 2009

Announcing VisTrails 1.3 and 1.2.2

The VisTrails development team is happy to announce the release of two new versions of VisTrails. Version 1.3 contains lots of new features, improvements and a new version of the user's guide. Version 1.2.2 contains lots of bug fixes and it's basically a… Read more
iv3d
May 29, 2009

ImageVis3D Released

The ImageVis3D team is proud to announce the release of ImageVis3D 1.0!ImageVis3D is a desktop volume rendering application which was designed to visualize large data. Support is available for multiple rendering modes, such as 1D and 2D transfer functions,… Read more
juliana
May 15, 2009

SCI Welcomes Juliana Freire

Juliana Freire joins the SCI Institute from the School of Computing at the University of Utah where she is an Associate Professor. Before joining the University of Utah, she was member of the technical staff at the Database Systems Research Department at Bell… Read more
shapeworks
May 11, 2009

Introducing ShapeWorks

The ShapeWorks software is an open-source distribution of a new method for constructing compact statistical point-based models of ensembles of similar shapes that does not rely on any specific surface parameterization. The method requires very little… Read more
chris-siam
May 01, 2009

Chris Johnson Selected as SIAM Fellow

SCI Director Dr. Chris Johnson has been selected by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) to be honored as a SIAM Fellow for his contributions to Scientific Computing and Visualization. The SIAM Fellow is a new honor designed to recognize… Read more
nvidia
Apr 13, 2009

Huy Vo Awarded NVIDIA Fellowship

SCI graduate student Huy Vo has been awarded an NVIDIA Fellowship for 2009-2010. Huy is one of just ten students in the country to receive this honor. The NVIDIA Fellowship Program provides funding to Ph.D. students who are conducting research on topics which… Read more
sci-moran
Apr 09, 2009

SCI and Moran Eye Center Collaboration Completes Map of Eye Neurocircuitry

A SCI research team, lead by Dr. Tolga Tasdizen and Dr. Ross Whitaker, in collaboration with Dr. Robert Marc and his team at the Moran Eye Center have recently completed a 3D neurocircuitry map of every cell in the retina of a rabbit's eye. This data is a… Read more
vt-maya
Mar 31, 2009

VisTrails Provenance Explorer for Maya Wins Utah Innovation Award

Congratulations are in order to the VisTrails team. Their Provenance Explorer for Maya has won the Utah 2009 Innovation Award. VisTrails Inc., a SCI spin off company, was one of just nine companies to be awarded a Utah Innovation award for 2009. This award is… Read more
wfm
Mar 26, 2009

NSF Open Wildland Fire Modeling

SCI, in collaboration with the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the University of Colorado at Denver have teamed up to tackle the challenges associated with modeling the complexities of wildfires.www.openwfm.orgThe losses associated with… Read more
whitaker-loc
Mar 25, 2009

Chris Johnson and Ross Whitaker Present at the Library of Congress "Computing Research that Changed the World"

Chris Johnson - "Computing and Visualizing the Future of Medicine" (video not available)Ross Whitaker - "Scientific Computing and Visualization for Medical Image Analysis" Read more
v100-09
Mar 13, 2009

Greg Jones Voted Top 100 vSpring Capital Venture Entrepreneur for 2009

Congratulations go out to our Associate Director Greg Jones who was recently designated a v|100 - vSpring Top 100 Venture Entrepreneur. The v|100 designation is given to those individuals voted most likely to lead a successful business venture in Utah within… Read more
scirun-4-0
Dec 16, 2008

SCIRun Version 4.0 Released

The NIH/NCRR Center for Integrative Biomedical Computing (CIBC) is pleased to announce the release of the 4.0 version of the SCIRun software suite. SCIRun is a problem solving environment for biomedical problems that is based on a dataflow paradigm. The new… Read more
library
Dec 16, 2008

SCI Research on Display at SLC Library

The SCI Institute, in partnership with the Department of Radiology has been working towards new goals in public outreach. A three-part exhibit is now on display at the Salt Lake Public Library and includes hands-on multi-media, Q and A from the University's… Read more
afib
Dec 16, 2008

Imaging Meets Electrophysiology

By Rob MacLeod, Professor and Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies, Department of BioengineeringAtrial fibrillation is the most common – and perhaps most insidious – form of heart rhythm disturbance, affecting 2.5 million Americans. While usually not… Read more
news-bytes
Dec 16, 2008

FEBio Profiled in BioMedical Computation

FEBio software profiled in Spring 2008 issue of BioMedical Computation. Download the pdf here Read more
greg
Dec 16, 2008

Greg Jones Named Associate Director of Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute

The Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute is delighted to welcome Dr. Greg Jones back to the SCI Institute as our Associate Director. Dr. Jones previously served as our Associate Director from 2000 to 2005. He was then called by Governor Jon M. Huntsman… Read more
tolga
Dec 16, 2008

Tolga Tasdizen to Serve as a USTAR Faculty Member Within the SCI Institute

Dr. Tolga Tasdizen has joined the SCI faculty as an Assistant Professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and will become the SCI Institute's second USTAR Faculty member, joining Dr. Guido Gerig. Prior to being appointed USTAR Faculty,… Read more
v100-08
Dec 16, 2008

Greg Jones Voted Top 100 vSpring Capital Venture Entrepreneur for 2008

Congratulations go out to our new Associate Director Greg Jones who was recently designated a v|100 - vSpring Top 100 Venture Entrepreneur. The v|100 designation is given to those individuals voted most likely to lead a successful business venture in Utah… Read more
corbato2
Dec 16, 2008

Steve Corbató Named Director of Cyberinfrastructure Strategic Initiatives at the University of Utah

The Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute congratulates Dr. Steve Corbató on being named Director of Cyberinfrastructure Strategic Initiatives at the University of Utah. Dr. Corbató has served as the SCI Institute's Associate director since May of 2006.… Read more
uces
Dec 15, 2008

Center for Computational Earth Sciences at the SCI Institute

Ross Whitaker (PI), Chuck Hansen, Claudio Silva, Valerio Pascucci, and Greg Jones have been awarded funding to create the Center for Computational Earth Sciences at the SCI Institute. Read more
elections
Oct 06, 2008

Visualizing Election Polls

A New, Animated, Interactive Way to Analyze Opinion Data Media Contacts Oct. 6, 2008 - Do you want to know the percentage of white women who support vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin? What about college-educated versus high school-educated white women?… Read more
cuda-coe
Jul 31, 2008

NVIDIA Recognizes University Of Utah as a CUDA Center Of Excellence

University of Utah Latest in a Growing List of Exceptional Schools Demonstrating Pioneering Work in Parallel Computing Santa Clara, CA & Salt Lake City, UT - July 31, 2008 - NVIDIA Corporation, the worldwide leader in visual computing technologies, and the… Read more
bestpapers08
Jun 13, 2008

Best Paper Awards Keep on Coming

Daniel Kopta, who was part of the author team that received the Best Paper Award at SASP '08 for their paper: "TRaX: A Multi-Threaded Architecture for Real-Time Ray Tracing," Josef Spjut, Daniel Kopta, Spencer Kellis, Solomon Boulos, Erik BrunvandDavid… Read more
sc02d7caa4
Mar 01, 2008

Remembering Gene Golub - Salt Lake City, Utah

Friends of Gene Golub gathered at Chris Johnson's and Kate Coles' home on February 29, 2008 to remember Gene. Those attending the event in Salt Lake City were:Nelson Beebe, Department of Mathematics, University of UtahAdam Bargteil - Carnegie Mellon… Read more
sl-magazine
Feb 01, 2008

Autism Research Profiled in Salt Lake Magazine

The February 2008 Issue of Salt Lake magazine includes a profile of groundbreaking research being conducted at the University of Utah on the problem of Autism. Advancements in brain image analysis techniques developed by SCI researchers Guido Gerig, Ross… Read more
vistrails fig1 sm
Nov 01, 2007

Announcing VisTrails 1.0

Fig 1: The VisTrails history tree contains a node for each version of a workflow (or pipeline) as it evolves over time. This results in a complete audit trail of the steps that were taken in a computational task. VisTrails is a new system that provides data… Read more
vis-by-analogy
Oct 30, 2007

Best Paper at Vis 2007

The paper "Querying and Creating Visualizations by Analogy", by Carlos E. Scheidegger, Huy T. Vo, David Koop, Juliana Freire, and Cláudio Silva was selected as the "Best Paper" at IEEE Visualization 2007. In this paper, the authors introduce a new framework… Read more
guido
Oct 15, 2007

Guido Gerig Joins Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute

Guido Gerig joins the University of Utah's Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute as a USTAR faculty member. The Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute has established itself as an international research leader in the areas of scientific… Read more
gerig group sm
Oct 01, 2007

Neuro Image Analysis Team Joins SCI Institute

(L-R) Dr. Guido Gerig, Dr. Marcel Prastawa, Casey Goodlett, Sylvain Gouttard The SCI Institute is proud to welcome an Internationally renowned brain imaging team led by Dr. Guido Gerig to our group. Dr. Gerig is a senior researcher in neuroimage analysis from… Read more
nvidia
Sep 14, 2007

Won-Ki Jeong Awarded NVIDIA Fellowship

SCI graduate student Won-Ki Jeong was selected as one of 10 applicants to be awarded the coveted NVIDIA Fellowship Award for 2007-2008. The NVIDIA Fellowship Program provides funding to Ph.D. students who are conducting research on topics which are expected… Read more
map3d-6-5
Jul 14, 2007

map3d 6.5 Now Available

The Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute and the Center for Integrative Biomedical Computing are proud to announce the release of map3d version 6.5! This release includes a number of fixes and additions to the display settings for map3d and major new… Read more
darpa
Mar 14, 2007

Steve Parker Selected Member of DARPA Computer Science Study Group

Dr. Steve Parker has been selected by the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to be a member of the 2008 DARPA . The program supports university researchers with research grants for up to three years, while informing them of the… Read more
capecchi
Mar 14, 2007

CIBC Collaborator Mario Capecchi Wins Nobel Prize

The NIH Center for Integrative Biomedical Computing (CIBC) and the Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute would like to join the international scientific community in extending our heartiest congratulations to our University of Utah colleague Dr.… Read more
febio
Mar 14, 2007

MRL Releases FEBio 1.0 Software Suite

The Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute and the Musculoskeletal Research Laboratories are proud to announce the 1.0 release of the software FEBio, "Finite Elements for Biomechanics". FEBio is a nonlinear finite element software package that is… Read more
claudio
Mar 14, 2007

Claudio Silva Receives IBM Faculty Award for Third Year Running

Dr. Claudio Silva has been honored once again with a coveted IBM Faculty Award. This award is designed to promote innovative, collaborative research and honor outstanding faculty working in disciplines of interest to IBM. It includes $30,000 to support… Read more
mozy
Mar 14, 2007

SCI Graduate Student Andrew Kensler Wins Mozy Coding Deathmatch

Andrew Kensler took the $10,000 grand prize in Mozy.com's Coding Deathmatch. The contest consisted of three timed rounds of competition, two preliminary rounds were held online and the final round at Mozy.com's American Fork (Utah) headquarters. Only the top… Read more
scijump
Mar 14, 2007

SCIRun Meets CCA: SCIJump Released for Testing

SCIJump is a computational environment or framework based on the Common Component Architecture (CCA) standard for high performance component frameworks in the scientific computing domain. The SCIJump framework builds on the SCI Institute's SCIRun Problem… Read more
icd placement05 small
Feb 15, 2007

Announcing SCIRun/BioPSE 3.0

BioPSE network computing the effects of electrode placement on the electrical field in the heart and hence evaluating the defibrillation threshold. The Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute and the Center for Integrative Biomedical Computing (CIBC)… Read more
shephard
Sep 13, 2006

SCI Grad Student Helps Solve Open Problem in Computational Geometry

SCI graduate student Jason F. Shepherd and coauthor Carlos D. Carbonera have published a solution to Problem #27 of The Open Problems Project's list of unresolved problems in computational geometry. The question is: Can the interior of every simply connected… Read more
corbato
May 15, 2006

Steve Corbató Named Associate Director of the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute

Steve Corbató has joined the University of Utah's Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute as its Associate Director. The Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute has established itself as an international research leader in the areas of… Read more
mozy-deathmatch
Mar 13, 2006

Three SCI Developers Among Winners of Mozy.com's Code Deathmatch

Competing individually in the Mozy Code Deathmatch, SCI developers McKay Davis, Michael Callahan and Bryan Worthen represented three of the eight finalists and shared in the grand prize of $10,000. This unique coding contest was conducted with two online… Read more
scidac
Mar 13, 2006

SCI to Collaborate on Three New SciDAC Centers

The SCI Institute is pleased to announce that it will be participating in three DOE SciDAC 2 research centers. The Visualization and Analytics Center for Enabling Technologies (VACET), includes SCI Institute faculty Chris Johnson (Center Co- PI with Wes… Read more
sarang
Mar 13, 2006

Dr. Sarang Joshi joins SCI Institute

Dr. Sarang Joshi has joined SCI as an Associate Professor of the Department of Bio Engineering. Before coming to Utah, Dr. Joshi was an Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of North… Read more
claudio
Mar 13, 2006

Claudio Silva Receives Second IBM Faculty Award

Dr. Claudio Silva has been honored once again with a coveted IBM Faculty Award. This award is designed to promote innovative, collaborative research and honor outstanding faculty working in disciplines of interest to IBM. Dr. Silva is being recognized for his… Read more
parker
Mar 13, 2006

Steve Parker Listed Among HPCwire's 2006 "People to Watch"

Parker, Steve Research Assistant Professor University of Utah"The impact of high-performance computing on society has been astounding, but I believe that we are just starting to see the tip of the iceberg. HPC is going to play an integral role in tackling… Read more
cibc
Feb 08, 2006

The Center for Integrative Biomedical Computing

SCI is pleased to announce the launch of our new NCRR Center for Integrative Biomedical Computing (CIBC), a five year extension of our previous NCRR center but with a new broader scope. With the new center, we will be conducting exciting research and… Read more
science-advisor
Sep 12, 2005

Greg Jones Appointed State Science Advisor

By PR and Business Wire News, 9/12/2005 03:36:02 PM MT Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., has appointed Gregory M. Jones, PhD as the new State Science Advisor. The position is part of the Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED) and oversees the… Read more
scirun-1-24
Mar 13, 2005

SCIRun/BioPSE 1.24.2 Now Available

Thanks to everyone for their feedback on the 1.24.0-beta pre-release. Based on your suggestions, we fixed important bugs over the past few weeks, and we added many great new features as well. This version of SCIRun/BioPSE contains a new PowerApp called… Read more
bioimage
Mar 13, 2005

SCIRun ported to SGI Prism

The SCI Institute is proud to announce the availability of SCIRun on the Silicon Graphics PrismTM visualization system. The combination of large memory, parallel CPUs and advanced graphics capabilities on the Silicon Graphics Prism provide an ideal platform… Read more
aaas
Feb 16, 2005

Chris Johnson Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Chris Johnson, a distinguished professor of computer science and director of the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, has been elected by his peers as a fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Johnson is one of 376 AAAS… Read more
ieee-vis-award
Feb 16, 2005

Chuck Hansen Receives IEEE 2005 Visualization Technical Achievement Award

Dr. Chuck Hansen has been awarded the 2005 Visualization Technical Achievement Award by the Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee of the IEEE Computer Society (IEEE VGTC). The award is in recognition of "seminal work on tools for understanding… Read more
nvidia
Jul 16, 2004

Nvidia Fellowship Awarded

SCI graduate student Guo-Shi Li was selected among many applications for an Nvidia fellowship. This was a highly competitive process and is a great honor for him. Guo-Shi Li's graduate advisor is SCI faculty member Chuck Hansen. NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship… Read more
senate
Jul 16, 2004

Chris Johnson Testifies Before Senate Sub-Committee

Chris Johnson, SCI Institute director, testified June 23rd on Capitol Hill before the Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus. His presentation, "Computing the Future of Biomedicine," had a very large turnout, with more than 90 Senate and Congressional… Read more
vis-handbook
Jul 16, 2004

SCI Announces the Publication of "The Visualization Handbook"

The SCI Institute announces the publication of "The Visualization Handbook," edited by two of SCI visualization faculty, Prof. Charles D. Hansen and Prof. Christopher R. Johnson. This book brings together top experts in the field of scientific visualization… Read more
comp-bio-cert
Jul 16, 2004

SCI Annouces Certificate Program for Computational Bioimaging

The SCI Institute announces a new graduate level certificate program for Computational Bioimaging. The creation of this multidisciplinary program, involving four academic departments, was funded by the Program for Computational Functional Imaging and… Read more
paracel
Jul 16, 2004

SCI Professor Wins Paracel Cyclone Cluster

The SCI Institute is pleased to announce that Professor Mike Kirby, faculty member in both the School of Computing and SCI Institute at the University of Utah, is the winner of two AMD Opteron cluster nodes provided by Paracel, Inc*. Paracel, a leading… Read more
frontiers
Jul 16, 2004

Dr. Johnson Gives Frontiers of Science Lecture

Dr. Chris Johnson presented a lecture entitled "Computing the Future of Biomedicine" as part of the University of Utah College of Science's Frontiers of Science Lecture series on March 10. In it he discussed the direction of research in Scientific Computing… Read more
esp graduates
Jul 10, 2003

First Year ESP Recipients Walk at Graduation

Pictured here are three of our first year scholarship recipients of the Undergraduate Engineering Scholars Program who walked at graduation this May. Darby J Van Uitert, Scott Little, and Rebecca Bott received their degrees from the University of Utah College… Read more
parker-comp-world
Jun 10, 2003

Steve Parker Accepts Computerworld Honors

The SCI Institute was recognized April 6th in San Francisco City Hall when it received the Computerworld Honors Medal of Achievement. The award is presented annually to men and women around the world who have made outstanding progress for society through the… Read more
dist-prof
Mar 10, 2003

Chris Johnson Receives Distinguished Professor Award

SCI Institute Director Chris Johnson was recently promoted to the rank of Distinguished Professor of Computer Science. Professor Johnson's research through the years has focused on biomedical computing, visualization, inverse problems and problem solving… Read more
mike-martin
Jan 09, 2003

SCI Institute Welcomes New Faculty

Mike Kirby joins us from Brown University.The focus of his research focus deals with large- scale scientific computing and visualization, with an emphasis on the scientific cycle of mathematical modeling, computation, visualization, evaluation, and… Read more
natalie1
Jan 28, 2002

SCI Institute Plays Role In Governor's State of the State

For four-year-old Natalie Wright, appearing in front of the state legislature might be just another exciting trip with her family. But, for Governor Mike Leavitt, Natalie represents the fundamental reason for leveraging research and technology within the… Read more
sc2001
Nov 22, 2001

SCI Institute Director Gives Plenary Talk on Visualization at Supercomputing 2001

Dr. Chris Johnson delivered a plenary talk entitled "Scientific Visualization: Bridging the Complexity Threshold" at this year's Supercomputing conference in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Johnson discussed the need to bridge the "complexity threshold" in order to… Read more
vis-01-best-paper
Nov 20, 2001

Best Paper Award at Vis 2001

At the IEEE Visualization 2001 conference in San Diego, Joe Kniss, Gordon Kindlmann, and Chuck Hansen of the SCI Institute were awarded "Best Paper" for "Interactive Volume Rendering with Multi-dimensional Transfer Functions and Direct Manipulation Widgets."… Read more
bisti
Sep 05, 2001

BISTI Grant Awarded to SCI

The SCI Institute has been formally awarded a National Institutes of Health grant from the Biomedical Information Science and Technology Initiative(BISTI). This grant will be used to create a Program of Excellence in Computational Bioimaging and Visualization… Read more
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Aug 28, 2001

SCI and the Governor's New Ecosystem

On August 28, 2001, Dr. Chris Johnson attended a press conference conducted by Utah Governor Mike Leavitt. The governor launched a new program to generate business activity and investment in Utah's high technology ecosystems. Each ecosystem consists of… Read more
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Jul 23, 2001

map3d 5.2 now Available

map3d is a scientific visualization application developed at the Nora Eccles Harrison Cardiovascular Research and Training (CVRTI) and the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute (SCI) at the University of Utah. The original purpose of the program was to… Read more
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Jul 10, 2001

SCIRun 1.2.0 Released

The SCI Institute proudly releases SCIRun version 1.2.0. In direct response to feedback from program users and collaborators, this version contains several new features. New Features of SCIRun v1.2.0 Dynamic Compilation and Loading PETSc SLES support Disjoint… Read more
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Mar 19, 2001

SCI Institute Hosts Governor to Launch Ambitious Engineering Educational Initiative

On March 19th, Governor Michael Leavitt visited the SCI Institute for a bill signing ceremony that marks the launch of an ambitious initiative to double the number of engineering and technology graduates over the next five years. The law provides funding for… Read more
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Jan 18, 2001

SCI Undergrads Present Before State Legislature

Two SCIers, Darby Brown and Jesse Hall, were given a rare opportunity to showcase their work before the Utah State Legislature on January 18th. In conjunction with a University wide effort to show the benefits of undergraduate studies within a research… Read more
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Jan 17, 2001

SCI Institute Appeals to Local Business Leadership for Increases In State Funding

On January 17th Dr. Christopher Johnson, director of the SCI Institute, appealed to local information technology business leaders to assist in lobbying the Utah State Legislature for more funding for Engineering disciplines. Dr. Johnson presented an overview… Read more
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Jul 14, 2000

SCI Institute Establishes Access Grid Node

With the rapid advancement of new communication technologies, today's scientists are able to communicate more frequently and easily with collaborators and colleagues throughout the world. Collaborations used to require travelling on sabbaticals and meeting at… Read more