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November 8, 2010
Garth/Joy Paper wins "Imp of the Year" at the 2010 IEEE Visualization Conference
Christoph Garth and Ken Joy have won the "Imp of the Year Award" from the IEEE Visualization Conference for the paper “Fast, Memory-Efficient Cell Location in Unstructured Grids for Visualization”. This award is given to two papers yearly (one from the scientific visualization area, and one from the information visualization area) that are most likely to be implemented, decided by a vote of the conference participants. Garth/Joy won for the scientific visualization area.
July 22, 2010
IDAV Researchers win two "OASCR"s at the 2010 SciDAC Conference
IDAV Researchers won two video OASCRs at the 2010 SciDAC Conference. Christoph Garth, Hari Krishnan and Ken Joy won for the video "Visualization of Convective Flow with Integral Surfaces", and Hank Childs, Haitao Ma, Stan Woosley, John Bell, Ann Almgren and Andy Nonaka won for the video "Type 1a Supernova: Turbulent Combustion on the Grandest Scale". VACET (the DoE SciDAC Visualization and Analytics Center for Enabling Technologies, of which IDAV is a partner) researchers won a total of four OASCRs at the conference.
May 28, 2010
Christoph Garth wins UC Davis' Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Research
Christoph Garth is one of two recipients of the "Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Research" at UC Davis for 2010. The campus has approximately 1,000 postdocs, 70 were nominated for this award, and Christoph was chosen from nine finalists. Dr. Garth was praised for his contributions to research in the field of Visualization, his mentoring of graduate student researchers at Davis, and his leadership in the Institute for Data Analysis and Visualization.
May 3, 2010
Hank Childs and Wes Bethel win best paper at EGPGV
Mark Howison, E. Wes Bethel and Hank Childs have been awarded one of two "best papers" at the Eurographics Symposium on Parallel Graphics and Visualization, held at Norrkoping, Sweden, on May 2-3, 2010. Their paper "MPI-hybrid Parallelism for Volume Rendering on Large, Multi-core Systems" discusses methods by which hybrid parallelism can accelerate volume rendering techniques. Howison is a staff member at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Bethel is a staff scientist at LBNL and a recent graduate of UC Davis, receiving his Ph.D. in March of 2010. Childs is a professional researcher at UC Davis and an employee of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
April 19, 2010
Anjul Patney wins 2010 NVidia Fellowship
Anjul Patney has won a prestigious NVIDIA fellowship, one of ten students worldwide. Each winner will receive $25,000, as well as engineering and technical support, to further their advanced research in these fields. Winners were selected from 268 applications from 28 countries. Anjul also won an NVIDIA fellowship in 2009.
February 1, 2010
Byoung-Woo Oh visiting IDAV for the winter quarter
Associate Professor Byoung-Woo Oh, from the Scool of Computer Engineering, Kumoh National Institute of Technology, Korea, will be visiting IDAV for the winter quarter. He will be working with Nelson Max.
January 29, 2010
IRTG Researchers from the Technical University of Kaiserslautern visit IDAV for the winter quarter
Professor Dr. Hans Hagen and six students from the International Research Training Group (IRTG) and visiting UC Davis and IDAV during the winter quarter of 2010. The IRTG is a collaborative project between the Technical University of Kaiserslautern (Germany), UC Davis, the University of Utah, and Arizona State University, sponsoring student and faculty collaborations between researchers at the major schools. Professor Hagen, a Professor at TU Kaiserslautern, an Adjunct Professor at UC Davis, and Principal Investigator of the IRTG will spend three months at IDAV with IRTG-supported students Fang Chen, Harald Obermaier, Mathias Hummel, Daniel Engel, Xiang Yang, and Hari Shanker Goud.
January 11, 2010
Garth publication gets the cover of SciDAC Review
An image from The paper "Vector Field Visual Data Analysis for Petascale," published in the December 2009 SciDAC Review was selected for the front cover. The article reviews the UC Davis contributions to Flow field data analysis coming from the SciDAC VACET Center. Authors of the article are Christoph Garth, Eduard Deines, Kenneth Joy, Hank Childs, Gunther H. Weber, E. Wes Bethel, Sean Ahern, David Pubmire and Chris Johnson.
January 4, 2010
Nelson Max receives NNSA Grant for simulating input to remote sensing algorithms.
Nelson Max has received a $620,000 research grant from the National Nuclear Security Agency to generate simulated input for remote sensing algorithms. Research is already ongoing at U C Davis and LLNL on multi-image stereo reconstruction of 3D urban and terrain models, to account for occlusion and predict reappearance of moving vehicles, and to use redundancy in the multi-viewpoint images of the non-moving background to compress the image data for more efficient transmission and storage. The goal of this new project is to to create synthetic "ground truth" data to test these algorithms, because it is costly to acquire real data sets. We will develop city, industrial complex, and terrain modeling software, and also simplified approximate software for radiation transport, so that models can be developed and modified more rapidly, according to the changing need for testing image analysis algorithms.