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.
Dr. Songzhe Xu

Dr. Songzhe Xu - Post-Doctoral Fellow

MEB 3452
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supervisor Dr. Mike Kirby, Dr. Hari Sundar


  • B.S. Auto Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, China / Mechanical Engineering, Iowa state University, USA 2008-2012
  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Iowa state University, USA 2012 - 2018
  • Postdoc. Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, 2018 - 2019
  • Postdoc. Scientific Computing & Imaging Institute, University of Utah, USA, 2019 - Present

Current Responsibilities

  • Multigrid method for compressible flow solver in Nektar++
  • Octree-based structured finite element computation with applications in engineering

Research Interests

  • Finite element computation in (multiphase and multiphysics) fluids including variational multiscale method, immersogeometric (immersed) analysis, Arbitrary Lagrange-Euler (ALE), level set method, and discontinuous Galerkin (DG) method
  • Octree-based structured finite element
  • Multigrid and Krylov Subspace (KSP) iterative method and preconditioning
  • High performance computing with distributed memory
  • Some interests in machine learning