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.


manifoldCongratulations 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.

fluorender-2-6The FluoRender development team is pleased to announce the release of FluoRender 2.6. The new version has a number of new features. For details and downloads see the FluoRender Documentation page.
hansen-coeSCI faculty Chuck Hansen's career in visualization is prominently featured in the 2010 College of Engineering Research Report.

See: Scientific Visualization: Analyzing and Understanding Complex Data (pdf).
orly-alterOrly Alter has joined the University of Utah’s Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute as a USTAR Associate Professor of Bioengineering. The SCI Institute focuses on solving important problems in biomedicine, science, and engineering using computation and is an international research leader in the areas of scientific computing, visualization, and image analysis.

ncrr-reporterResearch at the Center for Integrative Biomedical Computing (CIBC) was highlighted as a "Visualizing Success" example in the Winter issue of NCRR Reporter, 2010. See "Recovery Act Funds Fuel Innovative Research Collaborations." Also, in the same issue, the CIBC's iPhone app for ImageVis3D is profiled. See: "NCRR Grantee Creates iPhone Application."
eurographics-2010Congratulations to Claudio Silva, Erik Anderson, Emanuele Santos, and Juliana Freire who received the "Best Paper" award at EUROGRAPHICS 2010 for:  

C. Silva, E. Anderson, E. Santos, J. Freire. "Using VisTrails and Provenance for Teaching Scientific Visualization," In EUROGRAPHICS 2010 Educator Program, 2010.
scirun-4-4The SCIRun development team is pleased to announce the completion of SCIRun 4.4 with meshing tools. SCIRun 4.4 is available as a binary download for Windows and OS X and as a source download for Linux. The new binaries and source tar archives can be downloaded from our Software page.

vistrails-1-5The VisTrails development team is pleased to announce the release of VisTrails 1.5. The new version contains quite a list of improvements and bug fixes. For details, see the release notes.

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v100-10Congratulations go out to our Associate Director Greg Jones who has been designated a v|100 - vSpring Top 100 Venture Entrepreneur for a fourth 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 2009, 2008 and 2005.
fluorender-2-5The FluoRender development team is pleased to announce the release of FluoRender 2.5. The new version has a number of new features. For details and downloads see the FluoRender Documentation page.
iv3d-nuclearSALT LAKE CITY -- The future of computers is here, and University of Utah scientists keep pushing the envelope. They have developed new imaging programs that turn complex data into brilliant pictures you can view on your iPhone or iPad.

ImageVis3D Mobile became available last fall, and new applications are emerging. The latest is an app that simulates a nuclear reaction.

The colorful, clear, 3-D images are created by ImageVis3D. The program takes abstract phenomena and data and turns it into something we can see and better understand. Those pictures help with teaching college students and with collaboration among professionals. They also point to the future of computers for all of us.