Designed especially for neurobiologists, FluoRender is an interactive tool for multi-channel fluorescence microscopy data visualization and analysis.
Large scale visualization on the Powerwall.
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.


crj-fernbach-award2013b newsCongratulations 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, simulation, and visualization into many areas of biomedicine."

The Sidney Fernbach Award is one of the IEEE Computer Society's highest awards, and recognizes outstanding contributions in the application of high performance computers using innovative approaches. The award also includes a $2,000 honorarium.

scirun-4-7The 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.

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Click on the Download SCIRun link, and then select the distribution for your platform.

utahdata-certificate newsPress Release from The Utah Daily Chronicle
By Nathan Turner on October 7, 2013.
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The October session of the Academic Senate approved a proposed cross-disciplinary certificate to the College of Engineering and Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute on Monday evening.

visus-david newsThe 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 extreme detail. With a simple pinch or spread of the fingers, users may zoom in and out to explore such details as the drill marks and scratches left by the artist Michelangelo. 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 Michelangelo Project at Stanford University. The original data is made of 8 million polygons, each about 2.0 mm in size, smaller than the thickness of 2 dimes.

Miriah-PopTech2013 newsCongratulations 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 is being recognized for her work in the development of visualization systems that support exploratory, complex data analysis tasks and help scientists make sense of complex data. For more information see:

PopTech Science Fellows Class of 2013
MBIA-bestpaper2013 newsCongratulations 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:

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B. Wang, M. Prastawa, A. Saha, S.P. Awate, A. Irimia, M.C. Chambers, P.M. Vespa, J.D. Van Horn, V. Pascucci, G. Gerig. “Modeling 4D changes in pathological anatomy using domain adaptation: analysis of TBI imaging using a tumor database,” In Proceedings of the 2013 MICCAI-MBIA Workshop, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), Vol. 8159, Note: Awarded Best Paper!, pp. 31--39. 2013.
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-02126-3_4

maljovec bp-runnerup-PSA2013 newsCongratulations 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:

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D. Maljovec, B. Wang, D. Mandelli, P.-T. Bremer, V. Pascucci. “Adaptive Sampling Algorithms for Probabilistic Risk Assessment of Nuclear Simulations,” In Proceedings of the 2013 International Topical Meeting on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Analysis (PSA 2013), Note: First runner-up for Best Student Paper Award, pp. (accepted). 2013.
FreshTracks-9-13 newsWelcome 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 important professional service, and educate students at the graduate, undergraduate, and even high school levels.

udcc-openhouse newsWednesday, 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 interested in sponsoring student internships through the new Data Center Engineering Certificate will be present for questions, and students will have the opportunity to hear from and engage with some of our nation's leading experts in the field. You can visit our website or email us for more information.

sibgrapi2013-bestpaper newsCongratulations to Wathsala Widanagamaachchi, Paul Rosen, and Valerio Pascucci whose paper:

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W. Widanagamaachchi, P. Rosen, V. Pascucci. "A Flexible Framework for Fusing Image Collections into Panoramas," In Proceedings of the 2013 SIBGRAPI Conference on Graphics, Patterns, and Images, Note: Awarded Best Paper., pp. (to appear). 2013.

won "Best Paper" at the 2013 SIBGRAPI Conference on Graphics, Patterns, and Images. Their paper presents a new approach for the construction of panoramas called "Ray Graphs". This framework allows users to create arbitrarily shaped panoramas. In addition, this framework also allows modification of panoramas to remove undesirable objects.