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Scientific Visualization and Storytelling

( #simulations physiques, #calculGPU, #infographie )

Scientific visualization is more and more interested in the structure of communication and is inspired by storytelling to determine the important elements of a successful communication. However, there are still gaps to be filled in order to automate, even partially, the production of such stories with the language of scientific visualization.

Exploring numerical results in the analysis phase as much as the relevant and effective production of a "scientific narrative" generally require many hours of work. On the one hand, in exploration mode, it is often difficult to search for significant elements in the mass of digital data or to validate the results by searching every nook and cranny a simulation domain. It is possible that we do not notice certain specific aspects of the simulation, which will prevent us from quickly comprehend the simulated behavior. On the other hand, when comes the time to communicate the results to a wider audience, it is also difficult to determine the series of 3D views to produce a animated sequence that effectively illustrates the physical phenomenon.

The overall goal of this project is to design and implement tools and methods to facilitate analysis and communication in scientific visualization. These techniques are meant to help scientists and numericians to build scientific "visual histories" that are relevant and effective.

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Highly Qualified Personnel Training (HQP) :

  • Zhenyu Yang, January 2020 to April 2022, étudiant M.Sc.A. (S)
  • Anis Benyoub, January 2014 to May 2015, étudiant M.Sc.A. (S)


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