HPC Day Poster Session Winners

Thank you to all the students who participated in the HPC Day Poster Session. Our 2016 top three finishers include:

First Place: Bobby Hollingsworth

Computational Insights into Binding of a Repeat Unit of an Antiviral Copolymer to Glycoprotein 120 in Four Strains of HIV

Second Place: Mariam Umar, Sand L. Correa, Kirk W. Cameron

Energy and Performance Modeling and Estimation for ASPEN Domain Specific Language 

Third Place: Megan Richardson

Ayat Mohammed, ARC Viz GRA, presented at the Doctoral Consortium and Poster Session at 2016 IEEE VR Conference in Greenville, SC


Scientific Visualization has proven to be an effective means for analyzing multivariate multidimensional data (MVMD). A variety of techniques combining statistical and visual analytic tools have been developed in the recent years to analyze MVMD. Visual differencing, or visual discrimination, is the ability to compare an attribute value between two or more objects in a visualization. In this research, we are examining humans’ predictable bias in interpreting visual-spatial information for comparison and inference. We will develop and evaluate new techniques of data representation that support multivariate multidimensional visual differencing. We will also address the trade-off between proximity and occlusion and evaluate users’ ability to explore MVMD across the immersive spectrum.