Geometric Modeling and Visualization for Science

Seminar Date: 
Seminar Time: 
11am - 12pm
Seminar Location: 
The Offices at Baum - Room 407A
G. Elisabeta (Liz) Marai, PhD
Presenter's Institution: 
Department of Computer Science

Abstract: The incredible array of measurement technologies available to the scientific community is changing fundamentally our understanding of physical and biological processes. However, scientific data acquisition marks only the first step. To turn numbers into insight, computer graphics and visualization help us model complex systems, make predictions about their behavior, and finally harness the immense power of the human visual perception system to make insights into complex processes possible. In this talk I will present several novel geometric representations, computational modeling, and visual analysis tools to facilitate the simulation and analysis of such complex scientific phenomena. These representations and tools were developed at the Pitt Interdisciplinary Visualization Research lab I direct, and have applications in domains as diverse as neuroimaging, astronomy, biology, turbulent combustion, or machine translation.





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