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DIVA: Data Intensive Visualization and Analysis

DIVA is a four-year EU FP7 Initial Training Network (ITN) Marie-Curie project that is coordinated by Prof. Pajarola.

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VMML is looking for an experienced researcher/postdoc for this project with an anticipated start date at the beginning of 2014.
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Jan 8, 2014 Eurographics 2014 Paper

Dr. Oliver Mattausch and Claudio Mura from VMML are going to present their paper on "Object Detection and Classification from Large-Scale Cluttered Indoor Scans" at this year's Eurographics Conference in Strasbourg. This work has been completed in collaboration with ETH Zürich (Dr. Daniele Panozzo, Prof. Dr. Olga Sorkine-Hornung) and is supported by the EU FP7 People Programme (Marie Curie Actions) under REA Grant Agreement no. 290227 "DIVA: Data Intensive Visualization and Analsys" (www.diva-itn.eu).

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Jan 8, 2014 3D Scanned Point Datasets Download

In the context of large scale 3D point data acquisition, geometry processing and 3D reconstruction, we provide for research purposes a few new datasets on our webpage of varying complexity and size. These datasets of indoor environments and rooms exhibit complex architectural and object structures.

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Jan 8, 2014 Award for Dissertation at VMML

Susanne K. Suter's Dissertation on "Interactive Multiresolution and Multiscale Visualization of Large Volume Data" will receive the 'Jahrespreis 2013' of the University of Zürich (UZH), which will be conferred on her at the Dies Academicus on April 26, 2014.

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May 3, 2013 vmmlib release 1.6

This library is actively developed and maintained at the Visualization and Multimedia Lab. It is being used in both our research projects and in the industry. vmmlib runs on Unix (including Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and *BSD) and Windows (64-bit versions). This new release features several improvements and additional classes on tensor manipulation and approximation, as well as on image filtering.

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Apr 30, 2013 VMML Dissertation by Susanne K. Suter

In March, another VMML group member, Dr. Susanne Suter, has completed her PhD with submitting and defending her doctoral thesis titled "Interactive Multiresolution and Multiscale Visualization of Large Volume Data"

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Apr 30, 2013 2012-2015 Hasler Foundation Research Grant

Our project on Distributed Parallel Rendering Services has been awarded a 3-year Hasler Foundation research grant. In this project, Prof. Pajarola in collaboration with the Blue Brain Project (BBP) at EPFL will lead the development of an improved cluster-parallel based rendering infrastructure, based on Equalizer, with improved data distribution techniques and a web-service like client interface. See also our current and previous publications on parallel graphics.

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Apr 29, 2013 Volume Dataset Download

In the context of large volume data visualization, we provide for research purposes a few new test datasets on our webpage of varying size. These datasets of natural objects exhibit interesting structural features at multiple scales.

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Apr 29, 2013 EuroVis 2013 Paper

We present at EuroVis our research on multiscale and multiresolution direct volume rendering (DVR). In this paper, we developed a state-of-the-art interactive DVR system that uses global tensor approximation bases to directly model both multiscale feature extraction and multiresolution data visualization.

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Apr 29, 2013 Eurographics 2013 STAR and Tutorial

At the upcoming Eurographics conference, we are presenting in collaboration with other partners a STAR (state-of-the-art report) on the topic of compressed GPU-based direct volume rendering, and a tutorial on tensor approximation in visualization and graphics.

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Nov 22, 2012 SciTech Europe 2012

Prof. Pajarola has presented the DIVA training and research project at the SciTech Europe 2012 event in Brüssels on November 22, 2012. (Link: http://www.publicserviceevents.co.uk/227/scitech-europe-2012) DIVA speakers included Prof. Pajarola from UZH and Prof. Staadt from UNIRO. The event involved presentations from high-profile researchers, science policy makers as well as government advisors. VMML and DIVA were organizing a so called Masterclass on "Data intensive interactive visualization and analysis challenges" which was held in the main auditorium as part of the "Technologies for the future" track. (Link:http://www.publicserviceevents.co.uk/masterclass/227/scitech-europe-2012) The session was well attended and raised notable interest from the audience and caused numerous interactions with other attendees and researchers from around Europe.

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Sep 5, 2012 DIVA Summer School 2012

VMML organized the first DIVA Summer School, from Wednesday September 5th to Friday 7th 2012, and it was held at the Department of Informatics, University of Zürich. The three day summer school covered topics such as geometry processing and shape analysis, spatial and metric data structures, as well as intellectual property rights management. For further information see http://diva-itn.ifi.uzh.ch/events/34-first-diva-summer-school.html.

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Sep 1, 2012 New VMML Researchers 2012

During the last 10 months, 6 new researcher, assistants and PhD students have joined the VMML group. New and exciting projects have been started in the areas of point-based geometry processing, 3D reconstruction, interactive geographic visualization and high-performance parallel rendering. The new people include Dr. Oliver Mattausch, Rafael Ballester, Georgios-Tsampikos Michailidis, Claudio Mura, David Steiner and Matthias Thöny. See also http://vmml.ifi.uzh.ch/people/current-staff.html

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Feb 1, 2012 VMML Dissertations

During the last few months, several VMML group members and PhD students have completed their PhD with submitting and defending their doctoral thesis. These include "Performance Challenges in Distributed Rendering Systems" by Dr. Maxim Makhinya, "Automatic Transfer Function Generation and Extinction-Based Approaches in Direct Volume Visualization" by Dr. Philipp Schlegel, "An Efficient Stream-Processing of Large Geometric Data Sets" by Dr. Jonas Bösch and "Level-of-Detail and Parallel Solutions in Computer Graphics" by Dr. Prashant Goswami.

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Dec 20, 2011 vmmlib 1.0 release

vmmlib is a vector and matrix math library implemented using C++ templates. The library is developed at the VMML and includes many basic vector, matrix and tensor operations, which serve as a good basis for point rendering, 3d visualization and preprocessing of 3d datasets.

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Aug 24, 2011 2 Papers at IEEE Visualization

Two IEEE Visualization contributions, full papers, have been accepted and will be published as IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Grpahics articles.

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Aug 24, 2011 2011-2015 EU FP7 ITN Grant

Coordinated by Prof. Pajarola, a new collaborative project on Data Intensive Visualization and Analysis (DIVA) will be supported for four years by an EU FP7 ITN Marie-Curie grant.

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Aug 24, 2011 Prof. Pajarola named Associate Editor of Computer Graphics Forum

Prof. Pajarola has been appointed to serve on the Associate Editor board of the Computer Graphics Forum journal from 2011 to 2014.

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Aug 4, 2011 2011-2014 SNF Research Grant

Our project on Multiscale Volume Visualization and Analysis has been awarded a 3-year Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) research grant.

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Aug 15, 2011 LibMaoni - Have a look!

LibMaoni is a 3D rendering framework developed at the Visualization and Multimedia Lab (VMML) as a Master Project.

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Aug 3, 2011 2010-2011 SNF Research Grant

For our project on parallel rendering and scalable visualization, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) has awarded Prof. Pajarola a 1-year research grant extension.

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Aug 15, 2011 Fritz-Kutter Award 2009

Barbara Solenthaler, a PhD student and research assistant at the Visualization and MultiMedia Lab, has received the Fritz-Kutter Award 2009 for her dissertation titled Incompressible Fluid Simulation and Advanced Surface Handling with SPH.

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Aug 15, 2011 UZH Research Grant

The UZH commission for research has awarded a 24-month grant to Susanne Suter, a PhD student and research assistant at the Visualization and MultiMedia Lab.

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Aug 15, 2011 2008-2010 KTI Grant

The project "Efficient load balancing for cluster-based parallel real-time rendering" is supported for two years by a CTI knowledge and technology transfer grant by the Swiss Federal Office for Professional Education and Technology.

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Aug 15, 2011 vmmlib - a Templatized C++ Vector and Matrix Math Library

This library is actively developed and maintained at the Visualization and Multimedia Lab and is being used in our research projects and in the industry.

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Aug 15, 2011 NEW BOOK: Point-Based Graphics

«This book will present the latest research results in point-based computer graphics. After an overview of the key issues, affordable 3D scanning devices will be discussed and new concepts for the mathematical representation of point-sampled shapes will be presented. Then the authors will describe methods for high-performance and high-quality rendering of point models…»

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Aug 15, 2011 2007-2010 SNF Research Grant

For the project VISS: Visualization Infrastructure for Scalable Scientific Computing , the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) has awarded Prof. Pajarola a 3-year research grant.

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Aug 15, 2011 Joint Professorship in MNF

Prof. Pajarola has a joint appointment in the Faculty of (Mathematical and Natural) Science at University of Zürich and hence can advise MNF students, projects and research assistants.

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Aug 15, 2011 2006-2009 SNF Research Grant

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) has awarded Prof. Pajarola a 3-year grant to carry out research on Stream-Based Processing of Points .

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