Science Visualization

Host Site:

Virtual School of Computational Science and Engineering

Host site URL:

http://www.vscse.org

Presented by TACC

This two-day training course will introduce students to data visualization with a primary focus on visualization of large volumetric data resulting from simulation and instrumentation. We begin with an overview of visualization as a whole, beginning with a simple taxonomy: illustration, which uses techniques of computer graphics and animation to convey concepts, and data-driven visualization which interpret data as imagery to convey the content of the data Data-driven visualization is further divided into two broad areas. Information visualization is concerned with visualizing discrete data such as is often found in Excel spreadsheets and relational databases – think a sales database, including a record for many customer transactions including date, product list and so forth. Scientific data is concerned with continuous data defined over a domain – think weather data, representing variables like temperature and pressure in a three-dimensional region of the atmosphere. This section will include copious examples of each class of visualization.

The next section provides a brief introduction to scientific illustration, in which a specialist will provide a hands on demonstration of an interactive tool for modeling, animating and rendering visualizations. Either Blender or Maya will be demonstrated. This section is intended to give students a broad overview of the capabilities of these systems and to enable them to identify situations in which these are the appropriate tools.

Following will be an introduction to information visualization. We begin with an brief history of info viz, then discuss data and techniques and an overview of the software tools available. Following this will be a demonstration of a commercial end-user application (Tableau).

We then segue to scientific visualization, the focus of the course. In an introductory section we will present an overview of scientific data. We begin with a conceptual approach to scientific data as functions over a time/space domain, then discuss how this data is represented as time/space grids with variables associated with grid points and cells. We discuss how visualization systems transform such data to imagery. We then present hands-on demonstrations of open-source general-purpose tools for scientific visualization – ParaView and VisIt. Following demonstrations of the interactive interface to each of these, we will discuss techniques in which scripting can be used to generate visualizations off-line. We will then discuss issues that arise when datasets become very large, discussing parallel execution of the tools, and data layout for optimal I/O. This will include a presentation of the facilities we maintain at the Texas Advanced Computing Center for high-performance visualization of very large datasets and how we provide these services to remote users.

More information: http://www.vscse.org

Sessions:

In person (University of Delaware)

08/24/2015 11:00 - 08/25/2015 17:00 EDT (SESSION HAS ENDED)
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04/16/2015 09:00 EDT
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08/22/2015 23:00 EDT
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Contact Information
Contact
Anita Schwartz
Contact phone
302-831-1979
Contact email
anita@udel.edu
Location
Name
University of Delaware
Address
304 Pearson Hall (Studio C)
Newark, DE 19716
Phone
302-831-1979
URL
http://sites.udel.edu/vscse

In person (University of Michigan - Ann Arbor)

08/24/2015 11:00 - 08/25/2015 17:00 EDT (SESSION HAS ENDED)
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04/16/2015 09:00 CDT
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08/22/2015 23:00 CDT
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18 registrants

Contact Information
Contact
Justin Joque
Contact phone
248-224-1466
Contact email
joque@umich.edu
Location
Name
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Address
TBD
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone
248-224-1466
URL
http://www.vscse.org

In person (University of Utah)

08/24/2015 09:00 - 08/25/2015 15:00 MDT (SESSION HAS ENDED)
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04/16/2015 09:00 CDT
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08/22/2015 22:00 CDT
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Contact
Martin Cuma
Contact phone
801-652-3836
Contact email
m.cuma@utah.edu
Location
Name
University of Utah
Address
INSCC Auditorium Rm. 110
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Phone
801-652-3836
URL
http://www.vscse.org

In person (University of Arizona)

08/24/2015 09:00 - 08/25/2015 14:00 MST (SESSION HAS ENDED)
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04/16/2015 09:00 CDT
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08/22/2015 21:00 CDT
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Contact Information
Contact
Marvin Landis
Contact phone
520-621-8258
Contact email
marvinl@email.arizona.edu
Location
Name
University of Arizona
Address
UITS, Research Computing Support
1077 N. Highland, Computer Center
Tucson, AZ 85749
Phone
520-621-8258
URL
http://www.vscse.org

In person (Center for Advanced Computing and Data Systems, University of Houston)

08/24/2015 10:00 - 08/25/2015 16:00 CDT (SESSION HAS ENDED)
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04/14/2015 09:00 CDT
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08/23/2015 22:00 CDT
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Contact
Zhifeng Yun
Contact phone
713-743-1759
Contact email
zyun@uh.edu
Location
Name
Center for Advanced Computing and Data Systems, University of Houston
Address
Room 200, Philip G. Hoffman Hall (PGH),
Houston, TX 77204-3058
Phone
713-743-1759
URL
http://www.vscse.org

In person (Michigan State University) $

08/24/2015 11:00 - 08/25/2015 17:00 EDT (SESSION HAS ENDED)
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04/15/2015 11:00 EDT
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08/22/2015 23:00 EDT
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25 registrants

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Registration Fee
$50.00
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https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16nSrRGgj8tB0ZA3aGlxrVbXgs96tVKZN-uTDh7xQBAE/viewform
Contact Information
Contact
Camille Archer
Contact phone
517-353-3421
Contact email
archerc5@msu.edu
Location
Name
Michigan State University
Address
Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research - ROOM 1455(A)
Biomedical & Physical Sciences Bldg., 567 Wilson Road
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone
517-353-3421
URL
http://www.vscse.org

In person (U of Houston - Clear Lake)

08/24/2015 10:00 - 08/25/2015 16:00 CDT (SESSION HAS ENDED)
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04/16/2015 09:00 CDT
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08/15/2015 21:00 CDT
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Contact Information
Contact
Liwen Shih
Contact phone
281-283-3866
Contact email
shih@uhcl.edu
Location
Name
U of Houston - Clear Lake
Address
Delta Building D119, 2700 Bay Area Blvd
2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 41
Houston, TX 77058
Phone
281-283-3866
URL
http://www.vscse.org

In person (Virginia Tech)

08/24/2015 11:00 - 08/25/2015 17:00 EDT (SESSION HAS ENDED)
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04/16/2015 09:00 CDT
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08/22/2015 20:00 CDT
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Contact
Alana Romanella
Contact phone
703-201-0379
Contact email
aromanel@vt.edu
Location
Name
Virginia Tech
Address
(TBD Classroom) Torgersen Hall
620 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone
703-201-0379
URL
http://www.vscse.org

In person (University of Connecticut)

08/24/2015 11:00 - 08/25/2015 17:00 EDT (SESSION HAS ENDED)
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04/29/2015 09:00 CDT
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08/15/2015 20:00 CDT
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40 registrants

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Contact
Ed Swindelles
Contact phone
860-485-4522
Contact email
ed@engr.uconn.edu
Location
Name
University of Connecticut
Address
Information Technology Engineering Building, Room 336
371 Fairfield Way
Storrs, CT 06029
Phone
860-485-4522
URL
http://www.vscse.org

In person (Louisiana State University)

08/24/2015 10:00 - 08/25/2015 16:00 CDT (SESSION HAS ENDED)
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04/29/2015 09:00 CDT
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08/22/2015 22:00 CDT
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Contact
Juana Moreno
Contact phone
225-578-7586
Contact email
moreno@lsu.edu
Location
Name
Louisiana State University
Address
Center for Computation and Technology
Digital Media Center, Room 1034 - 340 East Parker Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone
225-578-7586
URL
http://www.vscse.org

In person (Purdue University)

08/24/2015 11:00 - 08/25/2015 17:00 EDT (SESSION HAS ENDED)
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04/30/2015 09:00 CDT
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08/22/2015 22:00 CDT
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14 registrants

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Contact
Stephen Harrell
Contact phone
765-201-4408
Contact email
sharrell@purdue.edu
Location
Name
Purdue University
Address
Stewart Center
Room STEW-B001-D 128 Memorial Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Phone
765-201-4408
URL
http://www.vscse.org

In person (Georgia State University)

08/24/2015 11:00 - 08/25/2015 17:00 EDT (SESSION HAS ENDED)
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04/30/2015 09:00 EDT
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08/22/2015 23:00 EDT
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Neranjan Edirisinghe
Contact phone
404-413-4441
Contact email
neranjan@gsu.edu
Location
Name
Georgia State University
Address
HELEN M. ADERHOLD LEARNING CENTER
60 Luckie St - Classroom 232 (subject to change)
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone
404-413-4441
URL
http://www.vscse.org

In person (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

08/24/2015 11:00 - 08/25/2015 17:00 EDT (SESSION HAS ENDED)
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04/30/2015 09:00 EDT
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08/22/2015 23:00 EDT
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Contact
Jim Ferguson
Contact phone
217-714-7564
Contact email
jwf@utk.edu
Location
Name
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Address
1st floor NIMBioS Auditorium, Jane and David Bailey Education Complex
1122 Volunteer Blvd
Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone
217-714-7564

In person (Texas Advanced Computing Center)

08/24/2015 10:00 - 08/25/2015 16:00 CDT (SESSION HAS ENDED)
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04/30/2015 09:00 CDT
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08/22/2015 23:00 CDT
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Contact
Jason Allison
Contact phone
512-475-9411
Contact email
jasona@tacc.utexas.edu
Location
Name
Texas Advanced Computing Center
Address
J.J. Pickle Research Campus
ROC 1.900, 10100 Burnet Road
Austin, TX 78758
Phone
512-475-9411
URL
http://www.vscse.org

In person (Marquette University)

08/24/2015 10:00 - 08/25/2015 16:00 CDT (SESSION HAS ENDED)
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05/05/2015 09:00 CDT
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08/22/2015 22:00 CDT
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Contact
Thomas Kaczmarek
Contact phone
(414) 288-6734
Contact email
thomas.kaczmarek@marquette.edu
Location
Name
Marquette University
Address
1355 West Wisconsin Avenue
Raynor Memorial Libraries Room 330-B
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Phone
(414) 288-6734
URL
http://www.vscse.org

In person (Princeton University – Institute for Computational Science & Engineering)

08/24/2015 11:00 - 08/25/2015 17:00 EDT (SESSION HAS ENDED)
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04/30/2015 09:00 CDT
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08/22/2015 23:00 CDT
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Contact
Florevel Fusin-Wischusen
Contact phone
609-258-8071
Contact email
floe@princeton.edu
Location
Name
Princeton University – Institute for Computational Science & Engineering
Address
Wallace Hall, Princeton
Video Conference Room 001 (Basement)
Princeton, NJ 08544
Phone
609-258-8071
URL
http://www.princeton.edu/researchcomputing/events/

In person (UCLA Institute for Digital Research and Education) $

08/24/2015 08:00 - 08/25/2015 14:00 PDT (SESSION HAS ENDED)
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05/05/2015 02:00 PDT
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08/22/2015 21:00 PDT
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40 registrants

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19 registrants

Registration Fee
$100.00
Fee details
Free for affiliates from UCLA (student, faculty and staff), $100 per participant otherwise.
Payment URL
http://codeblue.umich.edu/vscse-payment/
Contact Information
Contact
Tajendra Singh
Contact phone
310-825-5698
Contact email
tvsingh@ucla.edu
Location
Name
UCLA Institute for Digital Research and Education
Address
5308 Math Sciences, CLASSROOM 5628
Box 951557, Mail Code 155705
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone
310-825-5698
URL
http://www.vscse.org

In person (NCSA)

08/24/2015 10:00 - 08/25/2015 16:00 CDT (SESSION HAS ENDED)
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04/15/2015 09:00 CDT
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08/22/2015 20:00 CDT
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Contact
Scott Lathrop
Contact phone
217-714-2517
Contact email
lathrop@illinois.edu
Location
Name
NCSA
Address
1205 W. Clark St., Room 1030
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone
217-714-2517
URL
http://www.vscse.org

In person (University of Iowa)

08/24/2015 10:00 - 08/25/2015 16:00 CDT (SESSION HAS ENDED)
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05/05/2015 00:00 CDT
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08/22/2015 23:00 CDT
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Contact Information
Contact
Sai Kumar Ramadugu
Contact phone
319-335-5330
Contact email
saikumar-ramadugu@uiowa.edu
Location
Name
University of Iowa
Address
Executive Board Room, University Capitol Center
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone
319-335-5330
URL
http://www.vscse.org

In person (Northwestern University) $

08/24/2015 10:00 - 08/25/2015 16:00 CDT (SESSION HAS ENDED)
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06/18/2015 09:00 CDT
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08/19/2015 14:00 CDT
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110 registrants

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Registration Fee
$25.00
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Please see the following link to submit payment.
Payment URL
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vscse-science-visualization-course-tickets-17619068107
Contact Information
Contact
Matt McCrory
Contact phone
847-467-0861
Contact email
m-mccrory@northwestern.edu
Location
Name
Northwestern University
Address
Baldwin Auditorium (1-129) Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center
303 E Superior St
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone
847-467-0861
URL
http://www.vscse.org
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