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Dr. Claudio Silvaclaudio has been honored once again with a coveted IBM Faculty Award. This award is designed to promote innovative, collaborative research and honor outstanding faculty working in disciplines of interest to IBM. Dr. Silva is being recognized for his work developing efficient rendering techniques for large-scale scientific visualization. Much of modern science and engineering occurs on a computer, analyzing data collected from a variety of sources. Often the size of the datasets under analysis overwhelms the processing ability of whatever computer resources are available. Usually, in order to visualize a dataset it is necessary to have the entire dataset in main memory at once. Dr. Silva's project is developing faster, more efficient algorithms for processing large data and methods for dynamically loading only those parts of the data immediately needed for visualization. These methods show great promise for significantly improving our ability to visualize large datasets.

This award includes $30,000 to support ongoing research. This is the second year in a row IBM has chosen to honor Dr. Silva with this award.