Scientific visualization - past, present and future

Ken Brodlie

(University of Leeds)

This talk will begin with a look at the development of scientific visualization as a discipline, starting long before the computer was ever thought of, and addressing the question of what the computer has contributed. The middle part of the talk will review the current state of the art, and the tools that are now available to the scientist and engineer. The final part of the talk will look at two current major limitations of these tools: first, the fact that scientists want problem solving environments, not data visualizers; second, the fact that scientists work in teams and want CSCW-type tools, not single-user applications. Current research aimed at overcoming these limitations will be described.
Tuesday 27th February 1996, 14:30
Seminar Room 322
Department of Computer Science