The following is the schedule of upcoming department seminars. Seminars will be added to the schedule throughout the year. All seminars are free of charge and are open to all members, affiliates, and colleagues of the university community. Seminars are typically held on Tuesday or Thursday at 1:00 pm. If you would like additional information or if you might be interested in presenting a seminar, please contact Jim Young or the Department of Computer Science.
Dr. Hamish CarrWhen: January 29, 2015 @ 1:00pm
Dr. Hamish Carr
University of Leeds, UK
Title: Topological Analysis of Scientific Data
As scientific data sets increase in size and complexity, scientific visualization increasingly depends on formal analysis of the data. One of the most successful forms of analysis uses computational topology to analyse properties such as minima, maxima, thresholds, ridges and flow.
Topological analyses have been developed for scalar fields, for vector fields, and more recently, for multi-variate and tensor fields. I will survey these approaches, with particular attention to recent developments that generalise topological analysis of scalar data to topological analysis of multivariate data based on fiber topology.
Hamish Carr received his B.C.Sc.(Hons.) (1998) from the University of Manitoba, and his M.Sc. (2000) and Ph.D. (2004) on topological visualisation from the University of British Columbia. Since then, he has held posts as Lecturer at University College Dublin and Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds. His research interests include computational topology, computational geometry, scientific visualisation, computer graphics and geometric processing of acquired data (including LIDAR data). He is a member of the IEEE, ACM and Eurographics, and is active in the graphics and visualisation communities.