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.


greg-vspringCongratulations go out to our Associate Director Greg Jones who has been designated a v|100 - vSpring Top 100 Venture Entrepreneur for a fifth year. The v|100 designation is given to those individuals voted most likely to lead a successful business venture in Utah within the next few years. The v|100 is designed to help entrepreneurs and vSpring Capital establish and cultivate relationships among top CEO and CTO talent in the region. Members of this elite executive community are chosen through a peer-nominated and peer-selected process. Top members of the Utah business community were surveyed by a vSpring team to nominate the top 100 ventrue entrepreneurs in Utah. 2010 marks the seventh year of the v|100 Community. Greg was also selected as a v|100 member in 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2005.
iv3dThe ImageVis3D team is proud to announce the release of ImageVis3D 2.0. Download ImageVis3D is a desktop volume rendering application which was designed to visualize large data. Support is available for multiple rendering modes, such as 1D and 2D transfer functions, isosurface rendering, as well as specialized modes such as MIP and slice views. On modern systems, ImageVis3D's GPU-accelerated rendering delivers incredible performance, while compatibility options exist to allow ImageVis3D to perform adequately on older systems.

ImageVis3D 2.0 is a major release, bringing many new features and a great number of bugfixes. Changes since 1.3 include:

acm-scaCongratulations to Linh Ha, Jens Krüger, Joao Comba, Sarang Joshi, and Claudio Silva who's paper:

Linh K. Ha, Jens Krüger, Joao Comba, Sarang Joshi, Cláudio T. Silva. "Optimal Multi-Image Processing Streaming Framework on Parallel Heterogeneous Systems", Eurographics Symposium on Parallel Graphics and Visualization, 2011.

received the Best Paper Award at the ACM Eurographics Symposium on Parallel Graphics and Visualization 2011.

davidSCI announces the first gigapixel, multi-view rendering of The Digital Michelangelo Project's David.The David model consists of 933 million triangles from a laser-scan of the original statue created by Professor Marc Levoy and members of The Digital Michelangelo Project at Stanford university. The model was aligned by Benedict Brown and Szymon Rusinkiewicz using the non-rigid alignment method described in their 2007 SIGGRAPH paper.

carma-innovateCongratulations to Rob MacLeod, Nassir Marrouche and the CARMA Team who have recently received the Utah Innovaton Award.
seg3d-2-0We are pleased to announce the next generation Seg3D. Version 2.0 features a new more user-friendly interface, better session and project management, many new filters, and many more improvements to ensure stability. Although most of the functionality from the old version has been ported to this new version, some features like volume rendering are scheduled for the next release, version 2.1. The new version of Seg3D is available in binary format for Windows and OS X. Although a 32 bit version for Windows is available, the new version is made to run on a 64 bit operating system. Download Seg3D
guido-aimbeDr. Guido Gerig has been elected a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). Fellows are nominated each year by their peers and represent the top 2% of the medical and biological engineering community.  New inductees are nominated and chosen by the College of Fellows based on their contribution to the field in research, industrial practice and education.
neuroimageThe journal NeuroImage recently released it's list of the top ten most cited articles over the last 5 years. On it was a paper co-authored by Dr. Gerig entitled "User-guided 3D active contour segmentation of anatomical structures: Significantly improved efficiency and reliability". It has been cited 170 times! (Scopus statistics) The paper describes the use of a free software tool called itk-SNAP for efficient segmentation of 3D volumetric image data via 3D snakes. See: NeuroImage Top Cited Articles.

Yushkevich, P.A.; Piven, J.; Hazlett, H.C.; Smith, R.G.; Ho, S.; Gee, J.C.; Gerig, G. "User-guided 3D active contour segmentation of anatomical structures: Significantly improved efficiency and reliability" NeuroImage, Volume 31, Issue 3, Pages 1116-1128, 2006.
miccai-09Congratulations to Samuel Gerber, Tolga Tasdizen, P. Thomas Fletcher, Sarang Joshi, Ross Whitaker whose paper received the MICCAI 2010 Best of the Journal Issue Award, which selects the best paper among the top conference papers appearing in a special issue of the Journal of Medical Image Analysis (citation below). The MICCAI conferences hosts several hundred papers with an acceptance rate of below 30%, so it is quite an honor.

S. Gerber, T. Tasdizen, P.T. Fletcher, S. Joshi, R.T. Whitaker, and the Alzheimers Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI). “Manifold modeling for brain population analysis,” In Medical Image Analysis, Special Issue on the 12th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) 2009, Vol. 14, No. 5, Note: Awarded MICCAI 2010, Best of the Journal Issue Award, pp. 643--653. 2010.
ISSN: 1361-8415
meshing-rtCongratulations to Jonathan Bronson, Joshua Levine, and Ross Whitaker whose paper received the Best Paper Award at the 19th International Meshing Roundtable in Chattanooga Tennessee this October.

Jonathan R. Bronson, Joshua A. Levine, and Ross T. Whitaker. "Particle Systems for Adaptive, Isotropic Meshing of CAD Models". In Proceedings of the 19th International Meshing Roundtable, Chattanooga, TN, Oct., pp. (to appear). 2010.

teragrid-10Congratulations to Justin Luitjens, Qingyu Meng, and Martin Berzins whose paper received the Best Paper Award in the Science Track at the 2010 Teragrid Conference in Pittsburgh, August 2-5th 2010:

M. Berzins, J. Luitjens, Q. Meng, T. Harman, C.A. Wight, J.R. Peterson. “Uintah - A Scalable Framework for Hazard Analysis,” In Proceedings of the Teragrid 2010 Conference, pp. (accepted). 2010.