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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
011016 governor 03
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
leavitt-darby
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
darby-jesse
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
uita
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
access-grid
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