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.



April 3-7, 2013 Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Chair:  Jeffrey Weiss, University of Utah

Co-Chair:  Gerard Ateshian, Columbia University

Weiss ASME-award newsCongratulations 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 contributions to research in bimoechanics related to fundamental structure-function relationships in musculoskeletal soft tissues, subject-specific modeling of joint mechanics, image-based biomechanics, the mechanics of angiogenesis, and the development and distribution of the FEBio software suite."
Cleaver newsThe 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 the "Lattice Cleaving" algorithm, developed at the SCI Institute and published in the Proceedings of the 21st International Meshing Roundtable.

For more information and downloads visit the Cleaver Software page.
scix12 newsThe 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 Kay is a pioneer in object oriented programming and personal computing who conceived laptops years before their realization and received the 2003 Turing Award. This year’s open house presented more stunning and innovative research.

Miriah TEDFellowCongratulations 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 representing all three. The TED Fellows program brings together young innovators from around the globe, all with insightful, bold ideas that have the potential to influence our world. In addition to attending TED2013, the Fellows will go to a preconference boot camp full of advice for spreading their ideas far and wide, and get mentoring from the larger TED community.
See: TED Blog - "The Proud, the Few: the 2013 TED Fellows"
iv3dThe 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, isosurface rendering, as well as specialized modes such as MIP and slice views. On modern systems, ImageVis3D's GPU-accelerated rendering delivers incredible performance, while compatibility options exist to allow ImageVis3D to perform adequately on older systems.


ImageVis3D 3.0.0 is a major release, with a large set of new features. Changes since 2.1.1 include:

NCRRHistory IV3DAmong 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 University of Utah's NCRR-supported Center for Integrative Biomedical Computing developed an iPhone application that is changing how and where doctors practice medicine. The ImageVis3D Mobile visualization program enables them to retrieve and view high-resolution 3-D medical images on their mobile phones."

ldav2012-bestpaperCongratulations 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 Best Paper, 2012.

has been awarded "Best Paper" at the IEEE Symposium on Large-Scale Data Analysis and Visualization (LDAV) 2012. Winning papers are chosen by the LDAV committee based on which submission is deemed the strongest to the conference according to the reviewing criteria.

Congratulations also go out to Liang Zhou, and Charles Hansen who received a Best Poster Honorable Mention for their poster entitled "A System for More Intuitive Multivariate Volume Exploration and Visualization."
Awate MICCIA2012 newsCongratulations 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 contribution.

S.P. Awate, P. Zhu, R.T. Whitaker. "How Many Templates Does It Take for a Good Segmentation?: Error Analysis in Multiatlas Segmentation as a Function of Database Size," In Int. Workshop Multimodal Brain Image Analysis (MBIA) at Int. Conf. MICCAI, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), Vol. 2, pp. 103--114. 2012.
Tolga NSFAward2012Congratulations 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 parsing and neuron tracking for connectomics".