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.


pacificvis16Congratulations Bei and Valerio and SCI alumni: Paul Rosen, Guoning Chen and Harsh Bhatia who were awarded Best Paper at IEEE PacificVis 2016.

Critical Point Cancellation in 3D Vector Fields: Robustness and Discussion Primoz Skraba (Jozef Stefan Institute), Paul Rosen (University of South Florida), Bei Wang (University of Utah), Guoning Chen (University of Houston), Harsh Bhatia (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory), Valerio Pascucci (University of Utah)
leonardoThe 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 vs art quiz. Can you get a perfect score?

Take the quiz at
Congratulations to James King, Thomas Gilray, Robert M. Kirby and Matthew Might, whose paper: Dynamic Sparse-Matrix Allocation on GPUs, won the International SuperComputing PRACE-ISC Award 2016
daria danielleCongratulations to Danielle Pruss and Daria Anderson on receiving NSF Graduate Fellowships. Danielle is a researcher in the Vis Design Lab under Dr. Miriah Meyer, and Daria is working on issues with deep brain stimulation under Dr. Chris Butson.
02316 10yr berzins 850Modeling detonations to transport explosives safely

Researchers 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 can design safer transport for explosives. Led by Martin Berzins, University of Utah

You can see the 10 highlights at
craCongratulations to Chris Johnson on being re-elected for another three years to the Computing Research Association board of directors.

You can read the full release here.
ivapp 16Congratulations to Hao Nguyen for winning both best paper and best PhD progect at the International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications (IVAPP).

Best Paper: H. Nguyen, P. Rosen, Improved identification of data correlations through correlation coordinate plots, Intl. Conf. on Information Visualization Theory and Applications (IVAPP), 2016.

Best PhD Project: H. Nguyen, P. Rosen, Data Scalable Approach for Identifying Correlation in Large and Muti-Dimensional Data, Intl. Conf. on Information Visualization Theory and Applications Doctoral Consortium (IVAPP), 2016.
seg3d2 512We are pleased to announce Seg3D version 2.3.0.

The new binary installers and sources can be downloaded from:
cibc kardonCIBC collaborator Gabrielle Kardon's research has been showcased by New York Times science writer Carl Zimmer.

You can read the full article on their website.
Congratulations to Laura Lediaev on winning the 2015 Teapot Rendering Competition. Her stunning image titled Pile of Teapots, was the winner and audience choice award.

This image is not strictly photorealistic. Laura rendered out the image into two main layers, one for specular highlights and caustics, and one for diffuse lighting. She also has a mask for just the teapots, and one for the ground. Laura was able to split up the image and adjust the brightness of each part independently. Here she decided to include some diffuse reflection/refraction for the teapots, but mostly removed the diffuse lighting from the ground. This gave an extra glow to the teapots and also emphasized the caustics. 100,000 samples per pixel.

aimbe rossCongratulations to Ross Whitaker, who has been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows. The AIMBE College of Fellows represents the most accomplished and distinguished medical and biological engineers responsible for innovation and discovery.