Designed especially for neurobiologists, FluoRender is an interactive tool for multi-channel fluorescence microscopy data visualization and analysis.
Deep brain stimulation
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.
 Derya Akbaba

Derya Akbaba - Graduate Research Assistant

WEB 2720
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supervisor Dr. Miriah Meyer


Derya is in her first year PhD at the School of Computing. Prior to joining the University of Utah she worked for six years at a boutique data analytics company developing a propriety systems theory and building up the data visualization and design teams. She graduated from Cornell University with a BS in Industrial and Labor Relations with minors in Cognitive Science and Economics.

Current Responsibilities

Derya is on rotation working with Miriah Meyer and the Visual Design Lab, focusing on design study research theory.

Research Interests

  • Data visualization
  • Design systems research
  • Computer science education research