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April 8, 2017
Kristi Belcher, NSF Graduate Research Fellow, To Join CDUX as Ph.D. Student in Fall 2017
We are excited to welcome Kristi Belcher, who has agreed to join CDUX as a Ph.D. student in Fall 2017. Kristi previously completed her B.S. at Texas State University, where she worked with Dr. Martin Burtscher as part of the Efficient Computing Laboratory. Her work culminated in a thesis, "Multi-GPU Parallelization of Irregular Algorithms." Further, we congratulate Kristi on winning an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. These fellowships are extremely competitive, and provide Kristi with three years of funding. Great job Kristi, and we are very glad that you will be joining the team!!
November 15, 2016
Matt Larsen Presents Research Results at SC16
CDUX Ph.D. student Matt Larsen presented his recent research results at the SC16 conference in Salt Lake City, UT. His paper, a Best Paper Finalist, was titled Performance Modeling of In Situ Rendering. The work established a performance model over three rendering techniques, two architectures, and many rendering workloads. He then used the performance model to look at feasibility of in situ rendering workloads and to answer questions about relative benefit of rasterization and ray-tracing. Co-authors on the work include Cyrus Harrison of Lawrence Livermore, Dave Pugmire of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Jeremy Meredith (formerly of Oak Ridge), and CDUX members James Kress and Hank Childs.
June 15, 2016
Matt Larsen's SC16 Submission Selected as Best Paper Finalist
Matt Larsen's submission to the SC16 conference was selected as a Best Paper Finalist. The title of his paper is "Performance Modeling for In Situ Rendering." His study looked at three rendering techniques (rasterization, ray-tracing, and volume rendering), and multiple architectures (GPU and CPU) and built a performance model over diverse rendering workloads. The results are useful, since visualization algorithms frequently need to fit within in situ constraints, and this model will allow researchers to predict whether they can. Co-authors on the work include James Kress and Hank Childs of CDUX, as well as Cyrus Harrison of LLNL and Jeremy Meredith and David Pugmire of ORNL. Congratulations everyone!!
June 13, 2016
Hank Childs Receives Teaching Award
Hank Childs has received the CIS Department's Best Teacher Award for 2016. The award was chosen based on student nominations from this year's graduating class, and was presented at today's commencement ceremony.
May 16, 2016
Computer Graphics Class Featured by Cascade Magazine
The University of Oregon's online magazine, Cascade, published an interview with Hank Childs about the computer graphics class he teaches. The conversation focused on how the class has been helping UO undergraduates land jobs.
January 25, 2016
James Kress featured by UO
The University of Oregon Graduate School selected James Kress to be featured on their website. Congrats to James on the nice article, which includes details on his extended internship at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
December 11, 2015
Samuel Li Receives NCAR ASP Award
Congratulations to Shaomeng (Samuel) Li for being selected for NCAR's Advanced Study Program! This program funds student researchers to spend time at NCAR's campus to work with NCAR researchers. Samuel will spend January thru March of 2016 in Boulder, CO working with John Clyne of NCAR, where they will continue looking at compression of scientific data sets using wavelets.
June 15, 2015
Hank Childs Receives Teaching Award
Hank Childs received the Best Teacher Award at the CIS Department's commencement ceremony. The award was selected based on student nominations from the graduating class of 2015.
June 15, 2015
Matt Larsen Awarded J. Donald Hubbard Family Scholarship
Matt Larsen received the J. Donald Hubbard Family Scholarship in Computer and Information Science at the CIS Department's commencement ceremony. This scholarship is awarded to students who show an interest in human-computer interaction, computer graphics, or multimedia
June 1, 2015
Hank Childs Promoted to Associate Professor
Hank was promoted to Associate Professor and has been granted indefinite tenure. The promotion has been announced by the Department, and will take effect on August 15, 2015.
May 28, 2015
Hank Childs Receives UO Research Excellence Award for Outstanding Early Career
Hank received the University of Oregon Research Excellence Award for Outstanding Early Career, which is the highest university award for early career faculty. Only two awards were made campus-wide. More information on the award can be found here.
May 20, 2015
Stephanie Labasan and Ryan Bleile Awarded Lawrence Graduate Scholar Fellowship
Two CDUX Ph.D. students, Ryan Bleile and Stephanie Labasan, have received Lawrence Graduate Scholar Fellowships. This Fellowship is highly competitive and this is thought to be the first time that two awards went to members of the same research group. The fellowship will fund the remainder of their Ph.D.'s, and both students will relocate to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to work with co-advisors at LLNL. Stephanie's proposal, "Optimal Power Scheduling for Visualization on Supercomputers" was sponsored by Barry Rountree and Peer-Timo Bremer. Ryan's proposal, "Simulating Monte Carlo Nuclear Particle Transport On Advanced Computing Architectures" was sponsored by Patrick Brantley and Matthew O'Brien.
February 9, 2015
Samuel Li Wins a Best Paper at SPIE Conference on Visualization and Data Analysis
CDUX Ph.D. student Samuel Li received one of the Best Paper awards at the SPIE Conference on Visualization and Data Analysis in San Francisco, CA. Samuel's paper was titled Exploring Visualization Designs Using Phylogenetic Trees. This publication was a continuation of his M.S. research at Tufts University, where he was advised by Remco Chang. Remco and several other Tufts students were co-authors on the paper, along with Hank Childs.
November 10, 2014
Best Paper at LDAV
LDAV in Paris. The work, titled Improved Post Hoc Flow Analysis Via Lagrangian Representations, came out of the research from Hank's Early Career Award. The work compares the traditional paradigm for exploring unsteady state flow --- saving time slices and interpolating velocity fields between these time slices --- with a new one. The new paradigm employs Lagrangian tracers in situ during simulation execution and then interpolates positions between these tracers. The paper's experiments showed that the Lagrangian approach is faster, more accurate, and takes less storage than the traditional approach.Hank Childs was part of the team that received Best Paper at