Wednesday, November 5

Scientific Visualization

10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Room: Belle Meade

The success of scientific visualization is mainly due to the soundness of the fundamental premise behind it using computer-generated pictures to gain understanding from data and relationships. The speakers in this session will discuss some of the research challenges in scientific visualization with special regard for the potential use of computer-aided geometric design techniques. Two important subareas of scientific visualization, volume visualization and flow visualization will be covered in this session. The discussions on volume visualization will include the topics of volume rendering, surface based techniques, volume modeling and applications in the medical field. The discussions on flow visualization will include the topics of topological graphs, higher order critical points, multiresolution models for curvilinear grids and incremental methods for particle advection.

Organizer: Gregory M. Nielson
Arizona State University

10:30 Overview of Session and Volume Modeling
Gregory M. Nielson, Arizona State University
11:00 The Development, History and Application of Marching Cube Technics
William Lorensen, GE Corporate Research and Development, Schenectady, NY
11:30 An Index Theorem for Polynomial Vector Fields
Gerik Scheuermann, Hans Hagen, and Heinz Kruger, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
12:00 Computing the Index of a Three Dimensional Vector Field
Alyn Rockwood, Arizona State University

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