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SCI Alum Thiago Ize to Receive Technical Oscar

January 05, 2017
Congratulations to SCI Institute Alumnus Thiago Ize for receiving a Technical Achievement Oscar for his work on ray tracing:

To Marcos Fajardo for the creative vision and original implementation of the Arnold Renderer, and to Chris Kulla,…


Video Spotlights

2016 Summer Course on Image-Based Biomedical Modeling
Tools for Understanding
Connective Tissue Structure
Advancing Microscopy with FluoRender Evolution of the Medical Classroom


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Research Highlights

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Introduction to Image-Based Modeling

Sponsored by the R. Harold Burton Foundation Over the course of four weeks, students from West High School and Skyline High School and a homeschooled junior year student were given an introduction to image-based modeling (IBM) as part of the SCI Institute… Read more
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Image Analysis Tools for Understanding Connective Tissue Structure

Sponsored by the Burton Foundation This summer, two Salt Lake area high school students from Copper Hills High School came to the University of Utah to participate in a hands-on research experience. The students learned how image analysis tools help… Read more
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Visualizing Hurricanes

On September 27th, Hurricane Joaquin, a Category 4 storm developed over the Atlantic Ocean pounding the Bahamas. There were a number of predications as to which way the storm would travel, one of which was that the hurricane would head north along the east… Read more
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2015 Image-Based Biomedical Modeling (IBBM) summer course

The Image-Based Biomedical Modeling (IBBM) summer course was held July 13- 23 in Newpark, Park City (Utah).The two-week course included the following activities: Didactic lecture sessions given by the three PIs as well as four invited instructors and experts… Read more





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Upcoming SCI Events


Tomorrow, Jan 18

12:00pm: Visualization Seminar: Alex Bigelow presents Iterating Between Tools to Create and Edit Visualizations

Friday, Jan 20

2:00pm: Distinguished Lecture: Terrence Sejnowski , Salk Institute, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California at San Diego presents Space-time Computing in Dendritic Spines

Wednesday, Jan 25

12:00pm: Visualization Seminar: Vis Seminar -- Tajo Ouermi presents


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SCI Institute Technical Exchange
November 16, 2016

Keynote Speaker: James H. Clark



Alumni Highlights

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Leonid Zhukov

Leonid Zhukov Director of Data Science, Ancestry.comRead more
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Aaron Lefohn

Aaron Lefohn
Director of Graphics Research, NVIDIA
PhD,… Read more
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Han-Wei Shen

Han-Wei Shen
Professor, Computer Science, Ohio State… Read more



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The Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute is an exciting place to do your graduate studies. We currently have over 80 graduate students from multiple departments working with SCI Institute faculty on their degrees. If you are a highly motivated student pursing a graduate degree (Ph.D. or M.S.), please apply to the Ph.D. program in:


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