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Dr. Aaron Knoll

Dr. Aaron Knoll - Research Scientist

WEB 4855
phone (801) 587-9906
fax (801) 585-6513
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advisor Valerio Pascucci

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I am working on ray tracing and volume rendering methods for large-scale scientific visualization. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Utah in 2009, focusing on ray tracing implicit surfaces. I was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany investigating volume rendering on CPU and GPU, and then at Argonne National Laboratory focusing on molecular and materials visualization. At TACC, I continued work with molecular dynamics, and collaborated with Intel on visualization software for ray tracing and volume rendering on CPU and MIC.

Current Responsibilities

At SCI, I am continuing the collaboration with Argonne on materials science, working to improve programming models for CPU-based visualization, and pursuing new research on in situ and streaming visualization as part of Dr. Valerio Pascucci's CEDMAV group.

Research Interests

  • Ray tracing
  • computational chemistry
  • volume rendering
  • parallel programming
  • high performance computing