Many of the projects carried out by members of the Boston University research community involve computer graphics, ranging from simple plots to complex animations. The projects described here involve a significant graphics component, used for exploration and understanding of the work in progress, as well as for presentation.

Many of the projects described here included the production of a video segment by members of the Research Computing Services group. Many included extensive consulting, production, and/or custom programming by RCS staff members, as well.

To see a description and selected images from any of the visualizations, click on the piece below. For some projects, you can view short video sequences by clicking on the image for the particular sequence you wish to see. Static images can also be seen at their full-size by clicking on the individual image.

Projects are listed in the order they were added to the Gallery, with the more recent projects shown towards the top of the page. The date given for each project is the year the piece was added to the Visualization Gallery.

Some more recent projects, including ones that had no visualization component, are also listed in our Research Computing Highlights section.

El Nino Onset
Triggering of El Niño Onset by Northern Hemisphere Sea-level Pressure Variations

Bruce T. Anderson, Renellys Perez, and Katia Oleinik

Kinetic Farley-Buneman Turbulence

M. Oppenheim, L. Dyrud, A. vom Endt, R. Putnam, R. Gasser, and E. Brisson

3-D Reconstruction of Melt Geometry from 2-D Electron-microscope Images

Gordana Garapic, Ulrich Faul, and Erik Brisson

Edgetone Simulation

Douglas L. Sondak

Lattice QCD 09
Simulation of Lattice Quantum-Chromodynamics and Other Lattice Models

Claudio Rebbi, Adam Avakian, Ron Babich, Richard Brower, Mike Clark, James Osborn, and David Schaich

PetRBF – A Parallel O(N) Algorithm for Radial Basis Function Interpolation

Rio Yokota, Lorena A. Barba, and Matthew Knepley

Tomographic Reconstruction
Tomographic Reconstruction of Forest Structure from a Ground-Based Lidar Instrument

Xiaoyuan Yang, Alan Strahler, and Erik Brisson

Fan Acoustics
Fan Acoustics

Sheryl M. Grace, Douglas L. Sondak, Daniel J. Dorney, Michaela Logue, and Michael J. Cannamela

Experimental Validation of the Influence of White Matter Anisotropy on EEG Forward Solution

Nitin B. Bangera, Donald L. Schomer, Steve Papavasiliou, Don Hagler, Nima Dehghani, Istvan Ulbert, Eric Halgren, and Anders M. Dale

Structural Holes
Structural Hole Theory: The Relationship between Corporate Ties and Corporate Innovation

Erik Noyes

Optimal Space-Time Finite Difference Scheme for Binaural Room Impulse Response Calculation

Yusuke Naka, Assad A. Oberai, and Barbara G. Shinn-Cunningham

Baryon Structure in QCD

R. Babich, J. Howard, C. Rebbi, F. Berruto, C. Hoelbling, N. Garron, L. Lellouch, and N. Shoresh

The Center for Integrated Space Weather Modeling

Jeffrey Hughes, Director

EarLab: A Virtual Laboratory for Auditory Experimentation

David Mountain, David Anderson, Glenn Bresnahan, Andrew Brughera, Socrates Deligeorges, Allyn Hubbard, David Lancia, and Viktor Vajda

Vortex Shedding Simulation

Douglas L. Sondak and Erik Brisson

Lattice QCD

R. Babich, J. Howard, C. Rebbi, C. Hoelbling, N. Garron, L. Lellouch, S. Necco, F. Berruto, and N. Shoresh

Interactive Streakline Rendering in a Rocket Engine Turbopump Inducer on a Tiled Display Wall

Douglas L. Sondak, Erik Brisson, and Daniel J. Dorney

General Equation Set Method for Compressible and Incompressible Turbomachinery Flows

Douglas L. Sondak and Daniel J. Dorney

Lattice QCD

R. Babich, J. Howard, C. Rebbi, N. Shoresh, C. Hoelbling, N. Garron, L. Lellouch, S. Necco, and F. Berruto

EarLab: A Virtual Laboratory for Auditory Experimentation 2003

David Mountain, David Anderson, Glenn Bresnahan, Socrates Deligeorges, Andrew Howitt, Lan Hu, Lee Lichtenstein, Diana Ma and Viktor Vajda

Vibrational energy relaxation of tailored hemes in myoglobin following ligand photolysis supports energy funneling mechanism of heme cooling

Lintao Bu and John E. Straub

A Patient-Specific Computational Analysis of Electrical Defibrillation

Daniel Mocanu, Joachim Kettenbach, Michael O. Sweeney, Bruce H. KenKnight, Ron Kikinis and Solomon R. Eisenberg

Quantum Dynamics of Excess Electrons in Metal – Molten Salts Solutions

Daniel Montemayor, Tomas Castonguay, David Coker, Serena Causo and Giovanni Ciccotti

Interactive Streakline Rendering in a Distributed Computing Environment

Douglas L. Sondak, Erik Brisson and Daniel J. Dorney

Center for Integrated Space Weather Modeling

W. Jeffrey Hughes, Director

Excited State Dynamics of Molecules in Liquids and Solids

Ning Yu, David Coker and Claudio Margulis

Patient Specific Modeling of Internal Defibrillation

Daniel Mocanu, Joachim Kettenbach, Michael O. Sweeney and Solomon R. Eisenberg

Simulation of Coupled Unsteady Fluid Dynamics and Conduction Heat Transfer in a Turbine Stage

Douglas L. Sondak and Daniel J. Dorney

Simulations and Analysis of Meteor Trail Plasma Dynamics in the Ionosphere

L. P. Dyrud, M. M. Oppenheim, G. Vetoulis and A. F. vom Endt

Electron Phase-Space Tornados: Observations in Space, Simulations, and Animations

M. Oppenheim, D. L. Newman and M. V. Goldman

Photodissociation Dynamics of I2¯ in CO2 Clusters

Claudio J. Margulis and David F. Coker

Applications of statistical mechanics in the study of Alzheimer’s disease

Luis Cruz

Baryon Number Violation

Claudio Rebbi

Instantons and Monopoles are Locally Correlated with the Chiral Condensate

S. Thurner, M.C. Feurstein and H. Markum

Visualization of Cuts for Computing Magnetic Scalar Potentials in Multiply-connected Regions by the Finite Element Method

P.W. Gross, P.R. Kotiuga, E. Brisson and G.J. Bresnahan

Stretched Liquid Water: Finite Size Effects

Francis Starr and H. Eugene Stanley

Photofragmentation of I2¯·Ar17Clusters

Victor S. Batista and Prof. David F. Coker

Modeling Molecular Photodissociation and Recombination in Liquids and Solids

David F. Coker and Victor Batista

Particle-in-Cell Simulation of Two-Dimensional Drift Turbulence in a Pure Electron Plasma Column

Bruce M. Boghosian

Nucleation of a Modulated Phase in Ordering Alloys:Labyrinths or Columns?

Professors Nicholas Angelo Gross, Ken Elder and Bulbul Chakraborty

Crystalline Computation

Norman Margolus and Raissa D’Souza

Relativistic Hydrodynamic and Emission Simulations of Jets

Jose L. Gomez and Alan P. Marscher

Gravitation Migration of a 3-D Droplet Along an Inclined Plane

Mark Ford and Ali Nadim

Simulations of 3D Non-Periodic Structures of Pi-VBL and 2Pi-VBL in Magnetic Garnet

Makhlouf Redjdal and Floyd Humphrey

Quantum Molecular Dynamics Studies of H2 Transport in Water

H.S. Doris Mei and David F. Coker

Non-linear Field Evolution in Nucleon Production Processes

Claudio Rebbi and Robert Singleton

Acoustic Field Visualization of Thin Airfoil in Nonuniform Subsonic Flow

Dr. Sheryl Grace and Brad Mahoney

Vorticity and Temperature in the Measurement Plane

Dr. Donald Wroblewski and William Arminger

Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Ion Propagation through a Protein Ion Channel

Ljubomir T. Citkusev, Richard Brower and Charles DeLisi

TERRIERS Satellite Project

Daniel Cotton

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