U News Center September 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 open its doors this month in a newly remodeled space in the Technology Commercialization Office located at 615 Arapeen Drive in Research Park. The Software Development Center is a joint effort between the University of Utah's Technology Commercialization Office (TCO), which manages all intellectual property on campus, and the Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute.
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 leaving SCI at about 8:45 or 9:00.
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 of life as seen through the light microscope. For over 30 years, Nikon has rewarded the world's best photomicrographers who make critically important scientific contributions to life sciences, bio-research and materials science. The prize for Hideo as the winner of the 2nd place is $2000 toward the purchase of Nikon equipment.
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 of the Journal of Medical Image Analysis (citation below). The MICCAI conferences hosts several hundred papers with an acceptance rate of below 30%, so it is quite an honor.
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 computation and is an international research leader in the areas of scientific computing, visualization, and image analysis.
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 CIBC's iPhone app for ImageVis3D is profiled. See: "NCRR Grantee Creates iPhone Application."