Projects: Volume Visualization

This area embraces a wide gamut of projects. We are concerned with algorithms and techniques for volume rendering (point-based, also known as splatting, and ray-based) on regular as well as irregular grids, GPU accelerated rendering, rendering of multi-modal and time-varying datasets, feature-centric and illustrative visualization, intuitive user interfaces, modeling with volumetric datasets (examples: ablation, melting), volume graphics and rendering with volumetric effects (examples: radiosity, shadows), image-based volume rendering, and others. A related area is research on interpolation filters and data grids.

Conformal Magnifier: A Focus+Context Technique with Local Shape Preservation
X. Zhao, W. Zeng, X. Gu, A. Kaufman, W. Xu, K. Mueller
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
18(11): 1928-1941, 2012
iView: Feature Clustering Framework for Suggesting Informative Views in Volume Visualization
Z. Zheng, N. Ahmed, K. Mueller
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
(Special issue IEEE Visualization Conference 2011)
17(12):1959-68, 2011

VDVR: Verifiable Volume Visualization of Projection-Based Data
Z. Zheng, W. Xu, K. Mueller
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
(Special issue IEEE Visualization Conference 2010)
16(6):1515-1524, 2010

 
Continuous Frequency Volume Rendering of irregularly sampled data using Gaussian RBF
Q. Dinh, N. Neophytou, K. Mueller
IEEE Visualization Conference (Poster Session)
Atlantic City, October, 2009
 
Color design for illustrative visualization
L. Wang, J. Giesen, K. McDonnell, P. Zolliker, and K. Mueller
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
(Special issue IEEE Visualization Conference 2008)
14(6):1739-1754, 2008
 
Harmonic Colormaps for Volume Visualization
L. Wang and K. Mueller
IEEE/EG Symposium on Volume Graphics
Los Angeles, August 2008
pp. 33-40.
 
Lattice-based volumetric global illumination
F. Qiu, F. Xu, Z. Fan, N. Neophytou, A. Kaufman, and K. Mueller
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
(Special issue IEEE Visualization Conference 2007)
13(6):1576-1583, 2007
 

Conjoint analysis to measure the perceived quality in volume rendering
J. Giesen, K. Mueller, E. Schuberth, L. Wang, and P. Zolliker
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
(Special issue IEEE Visualization Conference 2007)
13(6): 1664-1671, 2007

 
Subdivision volume splatting
K. T. McDonnell, Neophytos Neophytou, Klaus Mueller and Hong Qin
Joint Eurographics - IEEE TVGC Symposium on Visualization 2007 (EuroVis'07)
Norrköping, Sweden, May 2007
pp. 139-147
 
A perceptual framework for comparisons of direct volume rendered images
H.Wong, H. Qu, U. Wong, Z. Tang, and K. Mueller
EEE Pacific-Rim Symposium on Image and Video Technology (PSIVT'06)
(also in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Advances in Image and Video Technology, vol 4319)
Hsinchu, Taiwan, December 2006
pp. 1314-1323
 
An image-based modelling approach to GPU-based rendering of unstructured grids
N. Shareef, T.-Y. Lee, H.-W. Shen, and K. Mueller
Volume Graphics 2006
Boston, MA, July 2006
pp. 31-38
 
SIMD-aware raycasting
W. Leung, N. Neophytou, and K. Mueller
Volume Graphics 2006
Boston, MA, July 2006
pp. 59-62
 
GPU-accelerated D2VR
F. Xu and K. Mueller
Volume Graphics 2006
Boston, MA, July 2006
pp. 23-30

GPU-accelerated volume splatting with elliptical RBFs
N . Neophytou, K. Mueller, K. McDonnell, W. Hong, X. Guan, H. Qin, and A. Kaufman
Joint Eurographics - IEEE TCVG Symposium on Visualization 2006 (EuroVis'06)
Lisbon, Portugal, May 2006
pp. 13-20

On the simplification of Radial Basis Function fields for volume rendering: some practical insights
N . Neophytou, K. McDonnell, and K. Mueller
Technical Report, Stony Brook University
June 2006

 
MediCAD: An Integrated Visualization System for DTI and fMRI Fusion with Anatomical MRI for Presurgical Planning
X. Guan, S. Lai, J. Lackey, J. Shi, U. Techavipoo, K. Mueller, A. Flanders, D. Andrews
14th Scientific Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM '06)
Seattle, WA, May, 2006

Constructing 3D elliptical Gaussians for irregular data
W. Hong, N. Neophytou, K. Mueller, and A. Kaufman
In: Mathematical Foundations of Scientific Visualization,
Computer Graphics, and Massive Data Exploration
Springer Verlag, 2006

 

The Magic Volume Lens: An Interactive Focus+Context Technique for Volume Rendering
L. Wang, Y. Zhao, K. Mueller, and A. Kaufman
IEEE Visualization 2005
Minneapolis, October 2005
pp. 367-374


Accelerated, high-quality refraction computations for volume graphics
S. Li and K. Mueller
Volume Graphics 2005
Stony Brook, June 2005
pp. 73-81


GPU accelerated image aligned splatting
N. Neophytou and K. Mueller
Volume Graphics 2005
Stony Brook, June 2005
pp. 197-205
Overview of Volume Rendering
A. Kaufman and K. Mueller
The Visualization Handbook
Academic Press, 2005
(to appear)
 

Volume exploration made easy using feature maps
K. Mueller, S. Lakare, and A. Kaufman
In: Scientific Visualization: Extracting Information and Knowledge from Scientific Data Sets
Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, 2005


Engine Room: A comparitive environment for volume rendering engines 
M. Steinberg, K. Mueller, and R. Kelly
Computer Graphics International 2005
Stony Brook, June2005
Poster Proceedings
 
Generating sub-resolution detail in images and volumes using constrained texture synthesis
L. Wang and K. Mueller
IEEE Visualization 2004
Austin, Texas, October 2004
pp. 75-82


Methods for effcient, high quality volume resampling in the frequency domain 
A. Li and K. Mueller
IEEE Visualization 2004
Austin, Texas, October 2004
pp. 3-10


SQUEEZE: Numerical-precision-optimized volume rendering
I. Bitter, N. Neophytos, K. Mueller, and A. Kaufman
Siggraph/Eurographics Workshop on Graphics Hardware 2004
Grenoble, August, 2004
pp. 25-34


Empty-space skipping and occlusion clipping for texture-based volume rendering
W. Li, K. Mueller, and A. Kaufman
IEEE Visualization 2003
Seattle, October, 2003
pp. 317-325



A frequency-sensitive point hierarchy for images and volumes
T. Welsh and K. Mueller
IEEE Visualization 2003
Seattle, October, 2003
pp. 425-432


Hardware Assisted Multichannel Volume Rendering  
A. Gosh, P. Prabhu, A. Kaufman, and K. Mueller
Computer Graphics International 2003
Tokyo, Japan, July, 2003
pp. 2-7



Interactive transfer function modification for volume rendering using 
compressed sample runs
V. Srivastava, U. Chebrolu, and K. Mueller
Computer Graphics International 2003
Tokyo, Japan, July, 2003
pp. 8-13


Volume ablation rendering
H. Varadhan and K. Mueller
Volume Graphics Workshop 2003
Tokyo, Japan, July, 2003
pp. 53-60



Post-convolved splatting
N. Neophytou and K. Mueller
Joint Eurographics - IEEE TCVG Symposium on Visualization 2003
Grenoble, France, May, 2003
pp. 223-230

Interactive transfer function modification for volume rendering using 
pre-shaded sample runs
V. Srivastava, U. Chebrolu, and K. Mueller
Pacific Graphics'02
Beijing, China, October, 2002
pp. 489-490

Space-time points: Splatting in 4D
N. Neophytou and K. Mueller
Symposium on Volume Visualization and Graphics 2002
Boston, October 2002
pp. 97-106
Shear-Warp Deluxe: The shear-warp algorithm revisited
J. Sweeney and K. Mueller
Joint Eurographics - IEEE TCVG Symposium on Visualization 2002
Barcelona, Spain, May 2002
pp. 95-104

Splatting with shadows
M. Nulkar and K. Mueller
International Workshop on Volume Graphics 2001
Stony Brook, June 2001
pp. 35-50

A parallel splatting algorithm with occlusion culling
J. Huang, N. Shareef, R. Crawfis, P. Sadayappan, and K. Mueller
3rd Eurographics Workshop on Parallel Graphics and Visualization
Girona, Spain, September 2000


A practical comparison of popular volume rendering algorithms
M. Meissner, J. Huang, D. Bartz, K. Mueller, and R. Crawfis
Symposium on Volume Visualization and Graphics 2000
Salt-Lake City, October 2000
pp. 81-90

Volumetric backprojection
F. Dachille, K. Mueller, and Ari Kaufman
2000 Symposium on Volume Rendering,
Salt-Lake City, October 2000
pp. 109-117
 
FastSplats: Optimized splatting on rectilinear grids
J. Huang, K. Mueller, N. Shareef, and R. Crawfis
IEEE Visualization'00
Salt-Lake City, October 2000
pp. 219-227

IBR-assisted volume rendering
K. Mueller, N. Shareef, J. Huang, and R. Crawfis
Late Breaking Hot Topics, IEEE Visualization'99
San Francisco, October 1999 (won Best Hot Topic award)

Splatting without the blur
K. Mueller, T. Möller, and R. Crawfis
IEEE Visualization'99
San Francisco, October 1999
pp. 363-371

High-quality splatting on rectilinear grids with efficient culling of occluded voxels
K. Mueller, N. Shareef, J. Huang, and R. Crawfis
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 116-134, 1999

Eliminating popping artifacts in sheet buffer-based splatting
K. Mueller and R. Crawfis
IEEE Visualization '98
Chapel Hill, October 1998
pp. 239-245

Splatting errors and antialiasing
K. Mueller, T. Möller, J.E. Swan, R. Crawfis, N. Shareef, and R. Yagel
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 178-191, 1998 (won Naval Notable Achievement Award)

An anti-aliasing technique for splatting
J.E. Swan, K. Mueller, T. Möller, N. Shareef, R. Crawfis, and R. Yagel
IEEE Visualization'97
Phoenix, October 1997
pp. 197-204 (won Best Paper Award.)


Fast perspective volume rendering with splatting by using a ray-driven approach
K. Mueller and R. Yagel
IEEE Visualization'96
San Francisco, October 1996 
pp. 65-72

 

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