S-STEM Seminar Talk Series
Department of Computer Science
Fridays 3:00-4:00, Room 112 CAP

Friday September 26, 2008




Dr. Russell M. Taylor
Research Professor of Computer Science, Physics & Astronomy, and Applied & Materials Sciences
Department of Computer Science
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC

Visualization in the Sciences
Dr. Russell M. Taylor, Ph.D.


Visualization plays a key role in understanding and describing the current state-of-the-art in computer-based visualization as applied in the natural and medical sciences. It includes a wide range of techniques and their characteristics on why some techniques work and others do not. Creation of visualization tools often involves interdisciplinary efforts in which computer science experts assist in implementation of visualization tools and the natural science experts who would use these tools providing theoretical background.  The seminar will include a basic introduction to scientific visualization including several visual illusions that reveal how the human visual system works and a description of several of the multidisciplinary projects.