Designed especially for neurobiologists, FluoRender is an interactive tool for multi-channel fluorescence microscopy data visualization and analysis.
Large scale visualization on the Powerwall.
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.
Dr. Timo Heister

Dr. Timo Heister - Assistant Professor

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Timo Heister received his PhD in Mathematics from the University of Goettingen in Germany and joined Texas A&M University as a Visiting Assistant Professor from 2011 to 2013. He then became an Assistant Professor at Clemson University before joining the University of Utah in 2018 as an Assistant Professor in Mathematics and a faculty member in the SCI Institute.

Research Interests

Timo Heister is an applied mathematician and a computational scientist. His research centers around numerical analysis and the numerical solution of partial differential equations using the finite element method.
A large part of his work evolves around numerical software development (including the deal.II Finite Element library, the ASPECT mantle convection code, and many other projects). Some other research areas are:

  • adaptive Finite Elements
  • numerical linear algebra, preconditioners, multigrid
  • massively parallel algorithms
  • incompressible flow problems: discretization and solvers
  • applications in geosciences, solid mechanics, and fluid mechanics