Aaron Knoll
Research Computer Scientist
SCI Institute
The University of Utah

Aaron (by Ike)

I am a researcher at the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute (SCI), and the Center for Extreme Data Management, Analysis and Visualization (CEDMAV), led by Professor Valerio Pascucci. I received my Ph.D. from the SCI Institute at the University of Utah in 2009, which focused on on methods for ray tracing implicit surfaces, particularly applied to visualizing large data on CPUs. I was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany, and then at Argonne National Laboratory, investigating multifield volume rendering and molecular visualization, respectively. At TACC, I continued to work with molecular dynamics data, investigated larger particle data from astrophysics, and collaborated with Intel on visualization software for ray tracing and volume rendering on CPU, GPU, and MIC (Xeon Phi) architectures. Now back at the SCI Institute at the University of Utah, I work on a variety of topics including rendering for visualization, and optimization on many-core and large-memory platforms. I currently lead the Intel Parallel Computing Center for Data Analysis and Visualization (I4DAV), and a collaboration with Argonne National Laboratory on large-scale visualization on CPU platforms, with emphasis on materials science.



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