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 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.
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 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:
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, 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
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. 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.
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 important professional service, and educate students at the graduate, undergraduate, and even high school levels.
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 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.
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 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.
NNSA Announces Selection of Centers of Excellence for Academic Computational Science Partnerships
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 the emerging field of predictive science.
Six universities were selected either as a Multidisciplinary Simulation Center (MSC) or as a Single-Discipline Center (SDC). The MSCs will receive $3.2 million and the SDCs will receive $1.6 million each year for five years under NNSA's Predictive Science Academic Alliance Program II (PSAAP II) agreement.