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Title: "Interactive Visualization of Large Scale Scientific Data"
Prof. Joseph JaJa
Scientific data sets whose sizes range from hundreds of gigabytes to several terabytes are appearing at an increasing rate due to the unprecedented progress in computational and acquisition technologies. Visualization techniques play a crucial role in exploring such data sets to gain more insights into the underlying scientific phenomena and to discover embedded patterns and structures. In this talk, we will give a brief overview of our current work to speed up the two main methodologies for scalar field visualization: isosurface computation and direct volume rendering.
Dr. JaJa received his Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University in 1977. He then spent six years in the Department of Computer Science at Penn State, after which he joined the University of Maryland and has been there since then. Dr. JaJa has published extensively in a number of areas including parallel and distributed computing, combinatorial optimization, algebraic complexity, VLSI architectures, and data-intensive computing. His current research interests are in parallel algorithms, digital preservation, and scientific visualization. Dr. JaJa has received numerous awards including the IEEE Fellow Award in 1996, the 1997 R&D Award for the development software for tuning parallel programs, the ACM Fellow Award in 2000, and the 2006 Internet2 IDEA Award. He served on several editorial boards, and is currently serving as a subject area editor for the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing and as an editor for the International Journal of Foundations of Computer Science.
This Event is For: Clark School