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The Institute for Data Analysis and Visualization (IDAV) consists of six faculty members and approximately 30 researchers and graduate students all working on interdisciplinary problems in visualization, geometric modeling, computer graphics, computational geometry, graphics architecture, and immersive technologies. We are key partners in SDAV, a DoE SciDAC III Scalable Data Analysis an Visualization Center, and in the IRTG, an International Research Training Group based at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern in Germany. We are an internationally recognized leader in the fields of visualization and computer graphics, addressing problems that range from the multiresolution display of very large-scale data, to the discovery of new visual analysis algorithms, to the design of methods to accelerate the use of graphics hardware.

Featured Project

Material Boundary Surfaces
Kathleen S. Bonnell, Mark A. Duchaineau, Daniel A. Schikore, Bernd Hamann, Ken Joy

There are numerous instances in which it is necessary to reconstruct or track the boundary surfaces (or "interfaces") between multiple materials that commonly result from simulations. Multi-fluid Eulerian hydrodynamics calculations require geometric approximations of fluid interfaces to form the equations of motion to advance these interfaces correctly over time. This project presents ... [more]