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.

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brains to atlas space Ebin geodesics combined noconnectCongratulations to Kris Campbell and Sarang Joshi for winning the prestigious Erbsmann Prize (Best paper award) of IPMI2021 for the paper:

"Structural Connectome Atlas Construction in the Space of Riemannian Metrics"
KM Campbell, H Dai, Z Su, M Bauer, PT Fletcher, SC Joshi

The IPMI conference series focuses on novel developments in the acquisition, formation, analysis and display of medical images. IPMI places the highest importance on high-quality submissions coupled with presentations and thorough discussions of the presented contributions.
release6.1We are excited to announce the new release of our software, ShapeWorks 6.1!

To download installation packages for Windows/Mac/Linux and/or the source code, please visit https://github.com/SCIInstitute/ShapeWorks/releases/tag/v6.1.0
sudhanshuCongratulations to Sudhanshu Sane who had two first authored papers receive Best Paper Awards this week! One was at the International Conference on Computational Science, where more than 650 papers were submitted this year. The Second was at the 2021 Eurographics Symposium on Parallel Graphics and Visualization (EGPGV).

weissCongratulations to Jeff Weiss for receiving the Distinguished Research Award that recognizes outstanding achievement and excellence in scholarly and creative research.

Professor Weiss received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Bioengineering at the University of California, San Diego, his doctorate in Bioengineering at the University of Utah in 1994, and completed postdoctoral training with the Applied Mechanics Group at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (1995-96).

We are excited to announce the new release of our software, ShapeWorks 6.0!

To download installation packages for Windows/Mac/Linux and/or the source code, please visit https://github.com/SCIInstitute/ShapeWorks/releases/tag/v6.0.0

Congratulations to Chuck Hansen on the 5-year renewal of his grant from NASA titled “OpenSpace – An Engine for Dynamic Visualization of Earth and Space Science for Informal Education and Beyond”.

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ENLIL simulation at AMNH's LeFrak theater

Ingo Wald 768x855If it weren’t for an important computer graphics technique seen in special effects for movies known as “ray tracing,” Spider-Man would appear as a flat, lifeless superhero, or Thanos from “The Avengers” would just be a one-dimensional super villain.

Thanks to ray tracing – a computer graphics rendering technique that allows light to interact with objects in a realistic manner – special effects in blockbuster films have an ultra-realistic look that can fool audiences into thinking they are viewing genuine objects. Ingo Wald, a pioneer in ray tracing who conducted much of his work at the University of Utah’s Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute (SCI), will receive a Scientific and Technical Academy Award Feb. 13 along with four other researchers, all of whom developed ray tracing for Intel. They include Sven Woop, Carsten Benthin, Attila T. Áfra and Manfred Ernst.

Authors:

SCI Institute, University of Utah: Jess Tate, Daniel White, Alexandra Warner, Ross Whitaker, Christopher Johnson, Rob MacLeod

Kitware: Will Schroeder, Jean-Christophe Fillion-Robin, Dženan Zukić, Matt McCormick, and Lee Newberg

Story originally appears on the Kitware Blog

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parashar 278x300National Science Foundation and Office of Science and Technology (OSTP) veteran, Professor Manish Parashar, a distinguished professor of computer science at Rutgers University, will join SCI on January 1, 2021.

“We are thrilled to have a leader like Professor Parashar take the helm at the Institute,” said Dan Reed, senior vice president for Academic Affairs. “He brings an unparalleled depth and breadth of experience in cyberinfrastructure and computer and computational science that will advance SCI as it continues to innovate, grow, and build research collaborations across the entire University of Utah campus.”

We are excited to announce the new release of our software, ShapeWorks 5.5!

To download installation packages for Windows/Mac/Linux and/or the source code, please visit https://github.com/SCIInstitute/ShapeWorks/releases/tag/v5.5.0


ShapeWorks Users Get-togethers: We have been maintaining a monthly, remote get-together for ShapeWorks users that is alternating between software-centric, demonstrating new/improved software features, and user-centric meetings, with open discussions that include Q&A, feature requests, tutorial-type discussions, and comments/feedback/suggestions to improve ShapeWorks tools. We also encourage you to bring your shape modeling story (use case) to the table to discuss how to customize ShapeWorks for your own use case. If you are interested in joining, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will add you to the invite list.