Presented below are descriptions of a few of the projects that I am currently (or was previously) involved in at the San Diego Supercomputer Center. More detailed information about a project can be had by selecting either the respective image or the title of that project.


Hayden Planetarium Orion Nebula Sequence
SDSC and the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York collaborated to produce a fly-through of a scientifically accurate computer generated 3D model of the Orion nebula. The finished sequence is part of the inaugural show at the Rose Center for Earth and Space. Images from this work are available by request.


Molecular Interactive Collaborative Environment
Funded by the National Science Foundation, this project involves creating a database of macromolecular scenes and software for collaboratively exploring, navigating, and annotating these 3D scenes. Examples of the molecular models used in MICE can be found in Images in the pickup depot.


Massively Parallel Interactive Rendering Environment
The topic of this project is volume rendering large data at near-interactive rates using high performance computing systems. Specifically, a Java applet is used to steer the volume rendering process on a supercomputer. Results from MPIRE as applied to the Visible Human and other datasets can be found under Images and Movies in the pickup depot.


Visualization Methods Applied to Economics Data
This project involved visualizing macroeconomics data. One result is a visual synopsis of the U.S. economy from 1890 to 1995. Statistical analysis techniques were applied to annual economic indicators such as inflation, and the result used to create a 3D graphical model. Animations of this and other economics data can be found under Movies in the pickup depot.


Collaborative Visualization Using AVS
Funded by the U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVO), this project involves adding collaborative capability to the Application Visualization System. Custom software modules provide shared control over visualization data and parameter values between two or more participants.


Scientific Visualization and Data Analysis Resource
Funded by NAVO, this project involves the development of an online resource to support scientific visualization. In addition to online training materials and manuals, the Resource features a "wizard" to assist users in selecting a suitable visualization technique based on data properties and thumbnails showing examples of several scientific visualization methods.