Scientific visualization, high performance computer graphics, solid freeform fabrication, geometric modeling, and computer aided design and analysis.
Scientific visualization is an exciting area because there are no rules.
Any hardware or software technique that adds insight to data is fair game.
At OSU, we are working with a variety of fascinating graphics hardware such as stereographics, stereoprojection, true 3D devices, volume graphics accelerators, a 3D fabrication machine, and a 3D tracker in an effort to bring insight to scientific and engineering data.
Besides working with our colleagues in Computer Science, we are working with researchers in Forestry, Oceanography, Geology, Cognitive Psychology, Medicine, and Electrical, Mechanical, and Structural Engineering.
Projects include: GPU programming for volume and flow visualization, volume data analysis and interaction, dome projection, stereo displays, tsunami visualization, mechanical stress absorption, and understanding the proliferation of a tree virus.