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.
Sam Quinan

Sam Quinan - Graduate Student Research Assistant

WEB Lab 3720
phone (801) 585-1874
fax (801) 585-6513
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supervisor Miriah Meyer


I graduated from the University of Chicago in June of 2012, with a BA in Computer Science and a minor in Visual Arts. Home is northern Virginia, but I spent my formative years in Boston so if you make a derogatory remark about the Red Sox… Well, you can't say you weren't warned. In what little spare time I have, I dabble in a variety of subjects at the intersection of art and technology including but not limited to UX design, web design, mobile application development, 2D and 3D computer-based art, and music composition.

Current Responsibilities

I am working with Miriah Meyer on visualizing uncertainty data in a variety of contexts.

Research Interests

My research interests span both the fields of computer graphics and visualization, but are driven by contextual considerations. What is the eventual application? Who are the users; the audience? Are they one and the same? I am interested in interdisciplinary projects, projects that have generalized applications, projects that make use of the latest research from other areas (perceptual psychology, HCI, etc.), projects that not only push boundaries within the scope of their own field but open the door to innovation in other fields of study as well. Whether the eventual applications are in art, medicine, or even education, helping trigger the creation of something larger than myself is the underlying goal.