ECE 595E - Visualization TechniquesLecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3
This is an experiential learning course.
Experimental Course Offered: Fall 2006
This course will cover topics in visualization: scientific visualization, medical visualization, information visualization, and volume rendering techniques.
- The Visualization Toolkit, 2nd Edition, W. Schroeder, M. Martin, and W. Lorenson, Prentice Hall Computer Books, 1997, ISBN No. 0139546944.
Recommended Text(s): None.
Learning Outcomes:A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated:
- an understanding of the design issues for creating effective visualizations. [b,c,j,k]
- an ability to apply visualization techniques to an actual visualization problem and associated dataset. [a,c,e,k]
- an ability to read, evaluate, and present technical papers. [a,g]
- an understanding of scalar, volume, and surface-based visualization techniques. [a]
- an understanding of the issues and techniques for applying visualization to one of the following visualization problems: medical, flow, scientific, and information (abstract data). [a,b,j]
- an ability to design an effective visualization solution for a problem. [a,c,e,k]
- an ability to present their design and resulting system. [g]
|1||Organization and Introduction to visualization: goals, data sources, data representation|
|2||Scalar Visualization: color, geometry, texture|
|3||Volume Visualization: contouring ray casting|
|4||Volume Visualization: splatting, transfer functions, acceleration|
|5||Perception: visual mechanisms and characteristics, perception of pattern, color, depth, and motion|
|6-7||Visualization Design/Flow Visualization: design of effective visualizations; traditional flow vis techniques|
|8||Review of Latest Work in Volume Rendering and Flow Visualization (review of papers from this past year's visualization conferences)|
|9-10||Medical Visualization: goals, data sources, medical image processing, segmentation, visualization techniques, applications, validity, assessment and accuracy|
|11-12||Information Visualization: Infovis goals and problems, glyph-based visualization, visualization of text, databases, visualization of networks, relationships, high-dimensional data, dynamic infovis, web-based infovis, distortion viewing|
|13||Advanced Display Techniques: interaction, VR, haptics, sonification, true 3D displays|
|14||Future Trends/Project Presentations|