The Institute for Data Analysis and Visualization (IDAV) consists of six faculty members and approximately 30 researchers and graduate students all working on interdisciplinary problems in visualization, geometric modeling, computer graphics, computational geometry, graphics architecture, and immersive technologies. We are key partners in SDAV, a DoE SciDAC III Scalable Data Analysis an Visualization Center, and in the IRTG, an International Research Training Group based at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern in Germany. We are an internationally recognized leader in the fields of visualization and computer graphics, addressing problems that range from the multiresolution display of very large-scale data, to the discovery of new visual analysis algorithms, to the design of methods to accelerate the use of graphics hardware.

Featured Project

Multiresolution in Interactive Texture-Based Volumes
Eric C. LaMar, Bernd Hamann, Ken Joy

Multiresolution techniques for volume visualization provide means for interactive exploration of very large data sets. This work provides a multiresolution texture-based technique that uses an adaptive scheme to render a portion of a given volumetric data set in a region of interest at a high resolution. Those portions of the volume away from the region of interest are rendered ... [more]