Designed especially for neurobiologists, FluoRender is an interactive tool for multi-channel fluorescence microscopy data visualization and analysis.
Deep brain stimulation
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.

Visualization

Visualization, sometimes referred to as visual data analysis, uses the graphical representation of data as a means of gaining understanding and insight into the data. Visualization research at SCI has focused on applications spanning computational fluid dynamics, medical imaging and analysis, biomedical data analysis, healthcare data analysis, weather data analysis, poetry, network and graph analysis, financial data analysis, etc.

Research involves novel algorithm and technique development to building tools and systems that assist in the comprehension of massive amounts of (scientific) data. We also research the process of creating successful visualizations.

We strongly believe in the role of interactivity in visual data analysis. Therefore, much of our research is concerned with creating visualizations that are intuitive to interact with and also render at interactive rates.

Visualization at SCI includes the academic subfields of Scientific Visualization, Information Visualization and Visual Analytics.


chuck

Charles Hansen

Volume Rendering
Ray Tracing
Graphics
pascucci

Valerio Pascucci

Topological Methods
Data Streaming
Big Data
chris

Chris Johnson

Scalar, Vector, and
Tensor Field Visualization,
Uncertainty Visualization
mike

Mike Kirby

Uncertainty Visualization
ross

Ross Whitaker

Topological Methods
Uncertainty Visualization
alex lex

Alex Lex

Information Visualization
bei

Bei Wang

Information Visualization
Scientific Visualization
Topological Data Analysis

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Publications in Visualization:


Ray-Tracing Polymorphic Multi-Domain Spectral/hp Elements for Isosurface Rendering
B. Nelson, R.M. Kirby. In IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 114--125. 2006.



Virtual Histology of Transgenic Mouse Embryos for High-Throughput Phenotyping
J.T. Johnson III, M.S. Hansen, I.Q Wu, L.J. Healy, C.R. Johnson, G.M. Jones, M.R. Capecchi, C.Keller. In Proceedings of the Teratology 46th Annual Meeting, Tucson, AZ, 2006.



Integrating Component-Based Scientific Computing Software
S.G. Parker, K. Zhang, K. Damevski, C.R. Johnson. In Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing, Edited by M.A. Heroux and P. Raghavan and H.D. Simon, SIAM Press, pp. 271--288. 2006.
ISBN: 0-89871-619-5



Computational Science: Ensuring America's Competitiveness
D. Reed, R. Bajcsy, J.M. Griffiths, J. Dongarra, C.R. Johnson. Note: President's Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC), June, 2005.



Visualization in the SCIRun Problem-Solving Environment
D.M. Weinstein, S.G. Parker, J. Simpson, K. Zimmerman, G.M. Jones. In The Visualization Handbook, Edited by C.D. Hansen and C.R. Johnson, Elsevier, pp. 615--632. 2005.
ISBN: 0-12-387582-X



The Visual Haptic Workbench
M. Ikits, J.D. Brederson. In The Visualization Handbook, Edited by C.D. Hansen and C.R. Johnson, Elsevier, pp. 431--447. 2005.
ISBN: 0-12-387582-X



Image-Based Volume Rendering with Opacity Light Fields
SCI Institute Technical Report, M.D. Meyer, H. Pfister, C.D. Hansen, C.R. Johnson. No. UUSCI-2005-002, University of Utah, 2005.



Statistically Quantitative Volume Visualization
J.M. Kniss, R. Van Uitert, A.J. Stephens, G. Li, T. Tasdizen. In IEEE Visualization 2005, 2005.



Topological Methods for Flow Visualization
G. Scheuermann, X. Tricoche. In The Visualization Handbook, Edited by C.D. Hansen and C.R. Johnson, Elsevier, pp. 341--356. 2005.
ISBN: 0-12-387582-X



Isosurfaces and Level-Sets
R.T. Whitaker. In The Visualization Handbook, Edited by C.D. Hansen and C.R. Johnson, Elsevier, pp. 97--123. 2005.
ISBN: 0-12-387582-X



Painting and Visualization
R.M. Kirby, D.F. Keefe, D.H. Laidlaw. In The Visualization Handbook, Edited by C.D. Hansen and C.R. Johnson, Elsevier, pp. 873--891. 2005.
ISBN: 0-12-387582-X



Accelerated Isosurface Extraction Approaches
Y. Livnat. In The Visualization Handbook, Edited by C.D. Hansen and C.R. Johnson, Elsevier, pp. 39--55. 2005.
ISBN: 0-12-387582-X



Comparing 2D Vector Field Visualization Methods: A User Study
D.H. Laidlaw, R.M. Kirby, C.D. Jackson, J.S. Davidson, T.S. Miller, M. Silva, W.H. Warren, M. Tarr. In IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 59--70. 2005.



Multidimentional Transfer Functions for Volume Rendering
J.M. Kniss, G. Kindlmann, C.D. Hansen. In The Visualization Handbook, Edited by C.D. Hansen and C.R. Johnson, Elsevier, pp. 189--210. 2005.
ISBN: 0-12-387582-X



Influence of Local and Remote White Matter Conductivity Anisotropy for a Thalamic Source on EEG/MEG Field and Return Current Computation
C. H. Wolters, A. Anwander, X. Tricoche, S. Lew, C.R. Johnson. In Int.Journal of Bioelectromagnetism, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 203--206. 2005.



The Visualization Handbook
C.D. Hansen, C.R. Johnson. Elsevier, 2005.
ISBN: 0-12-387582-X



Diffusion Tensor MRI Visualization
S. Zhang, D.H. Laidlaw, G. Kindlmann. In The Visualization Handbook, Edited by C.D. Hansen and C.R. Johnson, Elsevier, pp. 327--340. 2005.
ISBN: 0-12-387582-X



Practical Vessel Imaging by Computed Tomography in Live Transgenic Mouse Models for Human Tumors
G.L. Kindlmann, D.M. Weinstein, G.M. Jones, C.R. Johnson, M.R. Capecchi, C. Keller. In Journal of Molecular Imaging, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 417--424. 2005.



SCIRun/BioPSE: Integrated Problem Solving Environment for Bioelectric Field Problems and Visualization
R.S. Macleod, D.M. Weinstein, J.D. de St. Germain, D.H. Brooks, C.R. Johnson, S.G. Parker. In Proceedings of the Int. Symp. on Biomed. Imag., Arlington, Va, pp. 640--643. April, 2004.



Display of Vector Fields Using a Reaction Diffusion Model
A.R. Sanderson, C.R. Johnson, R.M. Kirby. In Proceeding of IEEE Visualization 2004, pp. 115--122. 2004.