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Welcome to the Visualization Lab at Rutgers University

Welcome to Vizlab! Our research is in the area of scientific visualization, computer graphics, volume graphics, medical visualization, and acoustic imaging.
As we rush into the era of parallel computing, scientific simulations are capitalizing to produce ultrascale datasets. To help analyze datasets extending to the order of thousands of petabytes, Vizlab is currently focusing on tools to sift and detect activities of interest in such huge datasets. Some of our latest projects include automatically detecting activities of interest and tracking  groups as well as interactions betweens different groups in a simulation. 

Our multi-disciplinary laboratory began in 1989 with Prof. N. Zabusky and Prof. D. Silver. During the initial period we had support from the National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research. Later we had funding from a variety of agencies, most prominently the Department of Energy, ARPA, NASA Ames Reasearch Center, CAIP, Rutgers University and Thomas Jefferson University Medical College. Our past and present collaborators include Los Alamos National Laboratory, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Cambridge University (UK), NASA ICASE, National Institute of Fusion (Japan), Siemens, Sarnoff Corporation and UMDNJ.

Vizlab's competency has been in the simulation of fluid phenomena, their visualization using advanced computer graphics and modeling. This has led to the development of advanced algorithms for extraction, tracking and quantification of regions of interest as well as proficiency in high performance computing.

Visualization involves projecting data into alternate (parameter) spaces to isolate or identify regions of interest. Tracking them to study their evolution forms the next step culminating in the formulation of reduced models to explain & quantify the phenomenon generating the data. These advanced methods were transparently applied to the graphical visualization of data as varied as plasma physics of the Tokamak (PPPL) and the jet engine unstart problem.

Our interest lies in all areas of visualization and volume graphics. We are always looking for bright and motivated students. Please contact us if you are interested.


     Plume Visualization                                   Feature Tracking                                                  Visual Literarcy                                 Volume Deformation

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