Update: I have found a job. I start at nvidia on May the 4th, 2015.I hold a couple different affiliations these days. I am a:
I have previously been affiliated with the Universität des Saarlandes, the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (briefly), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (briefly), and the University of New Hampshire.
I did my masters and undergraduate work at the University of New Hampshire. My thesis committee consisted of Prof. Bergeron, Prof. Hatcher, and Prof. Childs. In January 2012, I began my Ph.D. with Jens Krüger at the Universität des Saarlandes, but shortly thereafter we moved up to the Ruhr area to form the HPC group at the Universität Duisburg-Essen.
My interests lie in parallel and distributed systems, particularly their application to large scale visualization. This has thus far been focused in multiresolution and in situ volume visualization.
|Tim Biedert, Peter Messmer, Thomas Fogal, Christoph Garth||Hardware-accelerated multi-tile streaming for realtime remote visualization (best paper!)||EGPGV|
|Cameron Christensen, Thomas Fogal, Nathan Luehr, Cliff Woolley||Topology-aware image compositing using NVLink||LDAV|
|Jie Jiang, Thomas Fogal, Cliff Woolley, Peter Messmer||A Lightweight H.264-based Hardware Accelerated Image Compression Library||LDAV|
|Thomas Fogal, Jens Krüger||An approach to lowering the in situ visualization barrier||—||ISAV|
|Thomas Fogal, Fabian Proch, Alexander Schiewe, Olaf Hasemann, Andreas Kempf, Jens Krüger||Freeprocessing: Transparent in situ visualization via data interception||—||EGPGV||2013|
|Thomas Fogal, Alexander Schiewe, Jens Krüger||An analysis of scalable GPU-based ray-guided volume rendering (honorable mention)||recording||LDAV|
|Hermilo Hernández, Jovana Knežević, Thomas Fogal, Todd Sherman, Tatjana Jevremovic||Visual numerical steering in 3D AGENT code system for advanced nuclear reactor modeling and design||—||Annals of Nuclear Energy|
|Christopher Butson, Georg Tamm, Sanket Jain, Thomas Fogal, Jens Krüger||Evaluation of Interactive Visualization on Mobile Computing Platforms for Selection of Deep Brain Stimulation Parameters||—||TVCG||2012|
|Carson Brownlee, Thomas Fogal, Charles D. Hansen||GLuRay: Ray Tracing in Scientific Visualization Applications using OpenGL Interception||—||EGPGV'12|
|Thomas Fogal, Jens Krüger||Efficient IO for Parallel Visualization||lost :-(||EGPGV'11|
|Hank Childs, Brugger, Whitlock, Meredith, Ahern, Bonnell, Miller, Weber, Harrison, Pugmire, Fogal, Garth, Sanderson, Bethel, Durant, Camp, Favre, Rübel, Navratil, Wheeler, Selby, Vivodtzev||VisIt: An End-User Tool for Visualizing and Analyzing Very Large Data||—||SciDAC 2011|
|Thomas Fogal, Jens Krüger||Tuvok, an Architecture for Large Scale Volume Rendering||—||VMV 2010|
|Thomas Fogal, Hank Childs, Siddharth Shankar, Jens Krüger, R. D. Bergeron, P. Hatcher||Large Data Visualization on Distributed Memory Multi-GPU Clusters||HPG 2010|
|E. W. Bethel, C.R. Johnson, S. Ahern, J. Bell, P.-T. Bremer, H. Childs, E. Cormier-Michel, M. Day, E. Deines, T. Fogal, C. Garth, C.G.R. Geddes, H. Hagen, B. Hamann, C.D. Hansen, J. Jacobsen, K.I. Joy, J. Krüger, J. Meredith, P. Messmer, G. Ostrouchov, V. Pascucci, K. Potter, Prabhat, D. Pugmire, O. Rübel, A. Sanderson, C.T. Silva, D. Ushizima, G.H. Weber, B. Whitlock, K. Wu||Occam's Razor and Petascale Visual Data Analysis||—||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Thomas Fogal, Jens Krüger||(poster) Size Matters - Revealing Small Scale Structures in Large Datasets||—||World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering|
|Jens Krüger, Thomas Fogal||(poster) Focus and Context: Visualization without the Complexity||Poster||World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering|
I am presently at NVIDIA and eventually finishing up my doctorate in Germany (with Jens Krüger).
I spent the summer of 2008 at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, working under the excellent guidance of Sean Ahern.
I spent summer 2007 in Livermore, California, working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on VisIt. Somehow I convinced them to provide a cluster, some parallel rendering libraries, and money, whilst all I had to do is play around with the software all day. I was extremely fortunate to work with the guidance of Hank Childs while I was out there.
At UNH, I was of course part of the computer science department. I also used to work for Dr. Raeder out of the physics department. To simplify greatly, I worked on various methods for visualizing large datasets. You can find out a lot about the types of things I worked on (or with) by Googling my name.
Sorry, I don't keep my resume online anymore. It was perpetually out of date, and rampaging killbots in the Octilian sector would scrape my email from it.
My username is `tfogal'. You should be able to figure out the domain associated with it by looking at the website you're visiting (hint: drop the "www."). I also use an alumni.unh.edu address somewhat frequently. I seem to confuse many people with this. It's not a real address; it just forwards to my SCI email at present, and 10: someday when I must leave here it'll forward to wherever I go next. GOTO 10.