Scientific and BioMedical Visualization panels for the Computer Animation Festival at the SIGGRAPH 2009

August 5th, 2009 - August 6th, 2009

Categories: Applications, Multimedia, Museums, Software, Virtual Medicine, Visualization, VR, VR Art

S2009 Panel Session
S2009 Panel Session


EVL alumnae Helen-Nicole Kostis and Cole Krumbholz join Daria Tsoupikova, EVL Associate Professor to curate two new panels on Scientific and BioMedical Visualization for the SIGGRAPH 2009 Computer Animation Festival. These panels showcased exciting recent visualization works in both 2D and 3D Stereoscopic formats to capture interesting or under-represented areas in Visualization, and to contribute to the definition of the standards for technical development and production methods.

Tomorrow’s Yesterday: Scientific and BioMedical Visualization
Wednesday, 5 August, 2009
S2009 Panel Description
Screenings of state-of-the art scientific and biomedical visualizations followed by discussions of innovative solutions, behind-the-scenes software developments, interdisciplinary collaboration, methods, techniques, and production pipelines. The goal of this panel is to present fresh work, capture interesting and under-represented visualization areas in the SIGGRAPH community, and contribute to definition of standards for technical development and production methods. The panel provides a balanced platform for exploration of the overlapping technical problems and complex solutions in scientific and biomedical visualizations knowledge.

Moderator: Donna Cox; NCSA, University of Illinois
Panelists: Greg Shirah; NASA / GSFC - Scientific Visualization Studio
Doug Roberts; Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum
Seth W. Ruffins; California Institute of Technology
Gaël McGill; Harvard Medical School & Digizyme, Inc.

A Journey from Outer to Inner Space: Scientific and BioMedical Stereoscopic Visualization
Thursday, 6 August, 2009
S2009 Panel Description
This panel begins with a special screening: earth and lunar sciences, solar expeditions, galaxy formations, climate studies, mummy returns, and a journey inside the human body - all screened using state-of-the-art stereoscopic Real-D Theater projection! Panelists discuss the challenges, techniques, and software involved in producing stereoscopic scientific and biomedical visualizations.

Moderator: Mark Bolas; Institute for Creative Technologies & School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California
Panelists: Helen-Nicole Kostis; University of Maryland Baltimore County & Scientific Visualization Studio, NASA / GSFC
Arnaud Thernisien; Universities Space Research Association
Donna Cox; NCSA, University of Illinois
Robert Patterson; Advanced Visualization Lab, NCSA
Benjamin Moreno; SARL IMA Solutions
Richard Breiman; University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine