CSENG Computer Science & Eng
College of Science & Engineering
Twin Cities
Project Title: 
Large-Scale Interactive Scientific Visualization

This project develops and studies visualization, computer graphics, and human computer interaction techniques for analyzing scientific datasets. Datasets for the work come from a variety of collaborators, including researchers studying medical device design, fluid simulation, and biomedical engineering. Using the scientific research questions of these collaborators as a driving force, this project investigates new approaches to data analysis based on interactive, exploratory visualization. The work utilizes emerging technologies, such as 3D trackers, custom multi-touch computer interfaces, and wide stereoscopic displays. Ultimately, this work can help in better understanding how to explore and analyze the complex large-scale datasets that result from high-performance simulations, helping scientists to both evaluate and generate new hypotheses while leveraging the power of the human visual system and interactive tools.

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