Updates for February 2016

February 2016

Week 1

Claudio Silva from NYU came to visit EVL.

We met with the advisor and with our project graduate mentor, Tim Luciani, who is an NSF Graduate Fellow. Tim started on research just like us, as an undergraduate! The dataset looks interesting — it’s a mixture of two gases, one flowing left to right, and the other right to left. They meet in the middle and mix.

Week 2

We are working with Tim on the new dataset. We talked at length about volume rendering and how to use it in the CAVE2 environment.

We are also experimenting with adding more variables to the first dataset visualization. For now, we’ve added a second copy of the dataset, color mapped to an additional variable.

Week 3

Managed to load the new dataset into the CAVE2 environment. It looks interesting! However, once we stepped inside the data, it disappeared. Tim is baffled too.

Week 4

Debugging takes forever. We think it’s a problem within the rendering library.

Meanwhile, we’re scheduling a demo for the other dataset with our combustion expert.

I have also finalized the poster on our project, and we have successfully submitted it to  ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing  conference. The fellowship application also went in.conference. The goal of this conference is “is to bring together undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, researchers, and professionals in computing from all backgrounds.” It works very closely with students with diverse back grounds and helps to promote diversity in the field of computer science. It will be held in Austin, Texas on September 14-17, 2016. I am looking forward to it !!

I have attached the poster description we have submitted below. I hope you will find it interesting to read.


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