Designed especially for neurobiologists, FluoRender is an interactive tool for multi-channel fluorescence microscopy data visualization and analysis.
Deep brain stimulation
BrainStimulator is a set of networks that are used in SCIRun to perform simulations of brain stimulation such as transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and magnetic transcranial stimulation (TMS).
Developing software tools for science has always been a central vision of the SCI Institute.


making sense of dataMaking Sense of Data, by Miriah Meyer and Danyel Fisher now available for pre-order from Amazon.

From Amazon: You have a mound of data sitting in front of you and a suite of computation tools at your disposal. And yet, you're stumped as to how to turn that data into insight. Which part of that data actually matters, and where is this insight hidden?

If you're a data scientist who struggles to navigate the murky space between data and insight, this book will help you think about and reshape data for visual data exploration. It's ideal for relatively new data scientists, who may be computer-knowledgeable and data-knowledgeable, but do not yet know how to create effective, explorable representations of data.

neuroimageThe publication and cover image is the result of a close collaboration between the University of Freiburg (Lukas Fiederer, Tonio Ball and others) in Germany and the NIH-funded Center for Integrated Biomedical Computing (CIBC, Moritz Dannhauer) at the SCI institute (Johannes Vorwerk). The cover of NeuroImage' March (128) issue illustrates different tissues in a model of the human head that are known to have distinct electrical properties. In this study, we simulated the electrical effect of blood vessels on current flow originating from active brain regions as monitored by scalp electrodes (encephalography, EEG). Since the understanding of EEG measurements matters in many clinical applications (e.g., epilepsy), SCIRun software offers a set of tools to investigate their underlying electrical generators. Recently, in the new version 5.0 of SCIRun additional capabilities (BrainStimulator) have been added to simulate the current flow from external stimulation devices targeting brain regions of potential EEG generators.

pacificvis16Congratulations Bei and Valerio and SCI alumni: Paul Rosen, Guoning Chen and Harsh Bhatia who were awarded Best Paper at IEEE PacificVis 2016.

Critical Point Cancellation in 3D Vector Fields: Robustness and Discussion Primoz Skraba (Jozef Stefan Institute), Paul Rosen (University of South Florida), Bei Wang (University of Utah), Guoning Chen (University of Houston), Harsh Bhatia (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory), Valerio Pascucci (University of Utah)
leonardoThe SCI Institute recently contributed to the Science-ArtQuiz with the Leonardo. Can you distinguish Science from Art???

Paintbrush or microscope? Einstein or Picasso? Is there any difference? Challenge your inner genius with this unique, mind bending science vs art quiz. Can you get a perfect score?

Take the quiz at
Congratulations to James King, Thomas Gilray, Robert M. Kirby and Matthew Might, whose paper: Dynamic Sparse-Matrix Allocation on GPUs, won the International SuperComputing PRACE-ISC Award 2016
daria danielleCongratulations to Danielle Pruss and Daria Anderson on receiving NSF Graduate Fellowships. Danielle is a researcher in the Vis Design Lab under Dr. Miriah Meyer, and Daria is working on issues with deep brain stimulation under Dr. Chris Butson.
02316 10yr berzins 850Modeling detonations to transport explosives safely

Researchers modeled a 2005 explosion that left a 30-by-70-foot crater in a Utah highway, capturing the physics that made the truck's cargo explode more violently than it should have. With such simulations, we can design safer transport for explosives. Led by Martin Berzins, University of Utah

You can see the 10 highlights at
craCongratulations to Chris Johnson on being re-elected for another three years to the Computing Research Association board of directors.

You can read the full release here.
ivapp 16Congratulations to Hao Nguyen for winning both best paper and best PhD progect at the International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications (IVAPP).

Best Paper: H. Nguyen, P. Rosen, Improved identification of data correlations through correlation coordinate plots, Intl. Conf. on Information Visualization Theory and Applications (IVAPP), 2016.

Best PhD Project: H. Nguyen, P. Rosen, Data Scalable Approach for Identifying Correlation in Large and Muti-Dimensional Data, Intl. Conf. on Information Visualization Theory and Applications Doctoral Consortium (IVAPP), 2016.
seg3d2 512We are pleased to announce Seg3D version 2.3.0.

The new binary installers and sources can be downloaded from:
cibc kardonCIBC collaborator Gabrielle Kardon's research has been showcased by New York Times science writer Carl Zimmer.

You can read the full article on their website.