CS Graduate Seminar | Large-Scale Visualization of Volume and Flow Data

Mar 04 2019 12:00 PM - Mar 04 2019 01:00 PM


This talk will give an overview of the research of the High-Performance Visualization research group at the KAUST Visual Computing Center (VCC). Interactive visualization is crucial to exploring, analyzing, and understanding large-scale scientific data, such as the data acquired in medicine or neurobiology using computed tomography or electron microscopy, as well as data from large-scale simulations such as fluid flow. The amount of data in data-driven science is increasing rapidly toward the petascale and further, which presents a tremendous challenge to interactive visualization and analysis. Nowadays, an important enabler of interactivity is often the parallel processing power of GPUs. This, however, requires well-designed customized data structures and algorithms. We will look at selected research projects on large-scale visualization of volume data as well as of flow simulation data, and the corresponding GPU data structures and, for flow data, new mathematical techniques that we have developed.


Markus Hadwiger is an Associate Professor in CEMSE/CS and the Visual Computing Center (VCC) at KAUST, which he joined in October 2009. He leads the High-Performance Visualization research group at VCC, where his research interests in the area of scientific visualization include extreme-scale visual computing and visualization, volume visualization, medical visualization, large-scale image and volume processing, multi-resolution techniques, data streaming and out-of-core processing, interactive segmentation, and GPU algorithms and architecture. He is a co-author of the book Real-Time Volume Graphics published in 2006 and has been involved in many courses and tutorials about volume rendering and visualization at ACM SIGGRAPH, ACM SIGGRAPH Asia, IEEE Visualization, and Eurographics. Prof. Hadwiger has co-authored more than 70 refereed articles.

For more information contact:

Prof. Markus Hadwiger: email: markus.hadwiger@kaust.edu.sa

More Details:

Date: Monday 4th Mar 2019
Time:12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Location: Building 9, Lecture Hall 1 Room 2322
Light Lunch will be provided