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September 26, 2017

2017 NERSC Award for Innovative Use of HPC

Congratulations to Yarden Livnat, who is part of the team who received the 2017 NERSC Award for Innovative Use of HPC for their project on scaling for a realistic simulation of an infectious disease: Massively Parallel Simulations of Spread of Infectious… Read more
Sep 11, 2017

Nothing is Certain

"The only certainty...," it is said, "is that nothing is certain." And so it goes with computational forecasts of important events such as weather, finance, and climate. Among all of this uncertainty, however, there are patterns, likelihoods, and rarities… Read more
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Aug 30, 2017

Need for Speed

Whether it’s coming up with the best design for a Formula 1 race car or understanding the effects of atrial fibrillation on the heart, developing the right simulation model for research sometimes involves equal parts applied math, engineering and computer… Read more
Aug 24, 2017

SCI Acquires Nvidia DGX-1

The SCI Institute, in partner with the School of Computing, is excited to announce the acquisition of an Nvidia DGX-1 deep learning system. This will be a shared resource that will be made available freely to all campus researchers interested in deep… Read more
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Aug 21, 2017

A Calming Effect

For many who suffer from debilitating neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease, the constant muscular tremors are an unbearable symptom. Just drinking from a cup can be an overwhelming challenge.When medication doesn’t work, brain surgery to destroy… Read more
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Jul 28, 2017

Snapshots of Life: Muscling in on Development

Research with Fluorender highlighted on the NIH Director's Blog.Posted on July 27, 2017 by Dr. Francis CollinsTwice a week, I do an hour of weight training to maintain muscle strength and tone. Millions of Americans do the same, and there's always a lot of… Read more
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Jun 21, 2017

Research Initiative Seeks to Understand Neural Pathways in Deep Brain Stimulation

The University of Utah Neuroscience Initiative recently announced Christopher Butson, PhD, Associate Professor in Bioengineering and the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, was awarded funding for his project, "Differentiating Neural Circuits… Read more
May 04, 2017

Miriah Meyer Interviewed at Women in Data Science 2017

Miriah Meyer, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at University of Utah, sits down with host Lisa Martin at Women in Data Science 2017, at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.The Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference aims to inspire and… Read more
May 02, 2017

Gigapixel image analysis on the fly

Most farmers probably never thought they'd be in the market for a way to process huge digital images more quickly -- until, that is, inexpensive drones with high-resolution cameras gave them access to images they could use to micromanage irrigation and to… Read more
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Mar 22, 2017

Combating Wear and Tear

University of Utah bioengineers detect early signs of damage in connective tissues such as ligaments, tendons and cartilage Mar 22, 2017By the time someone realizes they damaged a ligament, tendon or cartilage from too much exercise or other types of physical… Read more
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Jan 30, 2017

Early Science Projects for Aurora Supercomputer Announced

Congratulations to Martin Berzins and the Carbon-Capture Multidisciplinary Simulation Center on their selection as one of ten computational science and engineering research projects for its Aurora Early Science Program starting this month. Aurora, a massively… Read more
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Dec 19, 2016

Laura Lediaev wins the Utah Rendering Competition for the 3rd straight year

Congratulations to Laura Lediaev, who won the Utah Rendering Competition for the third year in a row. Laura's entry, titled Christmas Teapots, was the overall winner and receiver of the audience choice award. The rendering is based on creating time-varying… Read more
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Nov 09, 2016

SCIx 2016: November 16th

SCI Institute Technical Exchange (SCI X) SCI X was created to strengthen the interactions between the SCI Institute and other academic researchers, and also those companies conducting or wishing to conduct research with the University and inspire them to… Read more
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Sep 29, 2016

Alex Lex, Bei Wang Phillips, and Chris Johnson present at the Future in Review Conference

Alex Lex, Bei Wang Phillips, and Chris Johnson were chosen to present at the Future in Review Conference held at the Stein Eriksen Lodge in Park City, Utah. What is Future in Review? Hosted by Mark Anderson, founder and publisher of the Strategic News… Read more
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Sep 07, 2016

Visualizing the Universe

Photo credit: Dan HixsonUniversity of Utah College of Engineering Utah engineers co-developing space simulation software for planetariums and home computers. Sept. 7, 2016 – If space is the final frontier, OpenSpace could become the final frontier in space… Read more
Aug 15, 2016

Scientific visualizations: A bridge to knowledge

Chris Johnson speaks with ScienceNode on visualizations as a collaborative process of discovery, and a crucial step on path to knowledge.Read the full article here. Read more
Jun 02, 2016

Bei Wang Joins the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Bei Wang has joined the University of Utah's Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science. The SCI Institute focuses on solving important problems in biomedicine, science, and engineering using computation and… Read more
Apr 21, 2016


The SCI Institute recently contributed to the Science-ArtQuiz with the Leonardo. Can you distinguish Science from Art???Paintbrush or microscope? Einstein or Picasso? Is there any difference? Challenge your inner genius with this unique, mind bending science… Read more
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Mar 15, 2016

SCI Research Highlighted in Argonne's 10 Year Celebration

Modeling detonations to transport explosives safelyResearchers modeled a 2005 explosion that left a 30-by-70-foot crater in a Utah highway, capturing the physics that made the truck's cargo explode more violently than it should have. With such simulations, we… Read more
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Nov 18, 2015

INCITE Awards 351 Million Core Hours to Martin Berzins and Team

INCITE Grants Awarded to 56 Computational Research ProjectsNewswise — OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 16, 2015–The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science announced 56 projects aimed at accelerating discovery and innovation to address some of the world's most… Read more
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Nov 09, 2015

Valerio Pascucci on Cool Science Radio

Valerio Pascucci, Professor, from the School of Computing and Alessandra Angelucci, Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science featured on KCPW and Cool Science Radio.You can listen to the podcast here. Read more
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Oct 29, 2015

Three Grants, Totaling Over $10 Million Awarded to Prof. Chris Butson and Collaborators

Over $10 Million in grants from three federal organizations have been awarded to Christopher R. Butson, PhD, associate professor of bioengineering and a member of the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute (SCI). He also holds positions in the departments… Read more
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Oct 29, 2015

NCI Grant for Personalized Cancer Diagnostics and Prognostics to Alter and Team

Orly Alter has been awarded a five-year, three million-dollar National Cancer Institute (NCI) grant for the project "Multi-Tensor Decompositions for Personalized Cancer Diagnostics and Prognostics." Co-investigators on her team include pathology professors… Read more
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Oct 27, 2015

Speeding up extreme big brain data analysis

Interactive software tool lets brain researchers explore large-scale, high-res imaging to better understand connections in the brain October 26, 2015It's tough to unravel the mysteries of the brain when your computer is frozen.To aid frustrated brain… Read more
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Oct 22, 2015

3-D map of the brain: Utah researchers develop software to better understand brain’s network of neurons

Oct. 22, 2015The animal brain is so complex, it would take a supercomputer and vast amounts of data to create a detailed 3-D model of the billions of neurons that power it.But computer scientists and a professor of ophthalmology at the University of Utah have… Read more
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Sep 30, 2015

NSF Highlights Chris Butson's New Grant

Press Release 15-107 Gigabit application prototypes to help cities and communities serve citizens better NSF awards nearly $12 million to expand innovation ecosystem for next-generation Internet applications NSF announced nearly $12 million awards that build… Read more
Aug 28, 2015

CIBC Renewed for Another Five Years

The U's Center for Integrative Biomedical Computing just landed a $6.1 million grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health. The center produces open-source software for image-based modeling, simulation and visualization of biomedical data. Tens of… Read more
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Aug 28, 2015

Exploring Large Data for Scientific Discovery

August 27, 2015 - Scott Gibson, Communications Specialist, University of TennesseeMore elegant techniques combined with highly interdisciplinary, multi-scale collaboration are essential for dealing with massive amounts of information, plenary speaker says at… Read more
Aug 25, 2015

CIBC launces the new NIH BTRPortal

The NIH Center for Integrative Biomedical Computing (CIBC) is pleased to release the National Institutes of Health Biomedical Technology Resource Portal (NIH BTRPortal). The NIH BTRPortal maintains profiles for all National Institute of General Medical… Read more
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Jun 25, 2015

SCI Institute welcomes two new Professors in Computer Science and Mathematics

Dr. Alexander Lex School of ComputingDr. Lex received his Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD degrees from the Graz University of Technology. For the past three years he was a Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied… Read more
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May 14, 2015

Utah team turns to computing to design clean oxy-coal boiler

Coal produces 39 percent of America's electricity, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reports. It's everywhere, and the United States can reliably buy it from other countries if needed. Because of its contribution to smog and global warming, coal has… Read more
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May 12, 2015

SC15 Video Highlights Cutting-Edge Brain Simulations that help Parkinson’s Patients

An enlightening video series launched by the SC conference steering committee in 2013 aims to illustrate how high performance computing is impacting everyday life – from manufacturing to storm prediction to the making of Hollywood blockbusters. The latest in… Read more
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May 01, 2015

Data Science: What is it and How to Teach it?

Recently, the term big data has become ubiquitous. People who can wrangle big data are called data scientists. According to a number of sources, there is a growing need for people trained as data scientists. But what is data science? Is data science its own… Read more
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Apr 15, 2015

New Method Increases Accuracy of Ovarian Cancer Prognosis and Diagnosis

Mathematical Technique Reveals Predictive DNA Patterns That Other Methods Missed Nearly anyone touched by ovarian cancer will tell you: it's devastating. It's bad enough that cancer in almost 80 percent of patients reaches advanced stages before diagnosis,… Read more
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Mar 22, 2015

SIAM CSE15: Record Attendance

The SIAM CSE15 Co-Chairs: Hans De Sterck (University of Waterloo), Chris Johnson (University of Utah), and Lois Curfman McInnes (Argonne National Laboratory) are happy to report the conclusion of a successful SIAM Computational Science and Engineering (CSE)… Read more
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Mar 05, 2015

Chris Johnson to Co-Chair and Host SIAM Computational Science and Engineering Conference

The SIAM Computational Science and Engineering 2015 Conference will be held March 14-18 at the The Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center, 100 S West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101We are expecting more than 1500 attendees. A large number of… Read more
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Feb 10, 2015

Both Sides of The Brain

HOW UNIVERSITY OF UTAH HEALTH CARE REMAINS AMONG THE NATION'S BEST IN DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION (DBS)From University of Utah Clinical Neurosciences Center Convergence (See page 12)By Jennifer DobnerIt sounds like something straight from a scene in a science… Read more
Jan 15, 2015

NVIDIA Center of Excellence Renewed

The NVIDIA Corporation, the worldwide leader in visual computing technologies has renewed the University of Utah's recognition as a CUDA Center of Excellence, a milestone that marks the continuing of a significant partnership, starting in 2008, between the… Read more
Jan 15, 2015

U of U team finishes study of massive, mysterious explosion

From | Wednesday, January 14, 2015 | Chris Miller(KUTV) A team of researchers from the University of Utah is wrapping up an exhaustive five-year study looking into a mysterious explosion of a semi-truck in Spanish Fork Canyon back in 2005.The truck… Read more
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Jan 08, 2015

Martin Berzins appointed Member of ASCAC

Martin Berzins has been appointed a member of the Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee (ASCAC). The committee provides advice and recommendations on scientific, technical, and programmatic issues relating to the ASCAC Program. The Advanced… Read more
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Jan 07, 2015

Simulations Aimed at Safer Transport of Explosives

Credit: Jim Collins - Argonne Leadership Computing FacilitySee original article: "Simulations Aimed at Safer Transport of Explosives"In 2005, a semi-truck hauling 35,000 pounds of explosives through the Spanish Fork Canyon in Utah crashed and caught fire,… Read more
Oct 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
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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
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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
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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
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
Dec 05, 2012

CMBBE 2013 Conference

11th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON COMPUTER METHODS IN BIOMECHANICS AND BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING April 3-7, 2013 Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Chair: Jeffrey Weiss, University of Utah Co-Chair: Gerard Ateshian, Columbia University… Read more
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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