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The Institute for Data Analysis and Visualization (IDAV) consists of six faculty members and approximately 30 researchers and graduate students all working on interdisciplinary problems in visualization, geometric modeling, computer graphics, computational geometry, graphics architecture, and immersive technologies. We are key partners in SDAV, a DoE SciDAC III Scalable Data Analysis an Visualization Center, and in the IRTG, an International Research Training Group based at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern in Germany. We are an internationally recognized leader in the fields of visualization and computer graphics, addressing problems that range from the multiresolution display of very large-scale data, to the discovery of new visual analysis algorithms, to the design of methods to accelerate the use of graphics hardware.

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Accurate and Efficient Integral Surfaces in Time-Dependent Vector Fields
Christoph Garth, Hari Krishnan, Xavier Tricoche, T. Bobach, Ken Joy

Integral surfaces, as a natural generalization of integral lines, are a basic yet powerful tool for insightful vector field visualization. Representing a continuum of integral lines, they constitute a surface and allow for the application of surface shading techniques. In comparison to streamlines or other line-based techniques, they support depth perception and greatly facilitate the visual understanding of complex three-dimensional ... [more]