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Research Projects Related to NSF Grant IIS-1619383: Three-Dimensional Asymmetric Tensor Field Analysis for Novel Multi-Field Visualization of Vector Fields

PI: Eugene Zhang

Members: Botong Qu, Shih-Hsuan Hung

Collaborators: Dr. Yue Zhang (Oregon State University), Dr. Harry Yeh (Oregon State University)

News:

8/6/2020 Our paper on robust mode surface extraction from 3D symmtric tensor fields has been officially accepted and will appear at the IEEE Visualization Conference 2020.

7/6/2020 Our paper on robust mode surface extraction from 3D symmtric tensor fields is now conditionally accepted pending revision.

6/17/2020 Our paper on tensor field bifurcation is now finally accepted and will appear in a Springer book later this year.

4/20/2020 Our video and demo paper on eyetracking for virtual board games has been accepted by ETRA 2020.

3/19/2020 OSU will be closed due to COVID-19. Please stay safe and healthy.

1/16/2020 Our paper on the multi-scale analysis of 2D asymmetric tensor fields for surfaces is now published in IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics.

12/28/2019 We have submitted our paper on tensor field bifurcation for review.

10/22/2019 I presented our paper on the multi-scale analysis of 2D asymmetric tensor fields for surfaces at the IEEE Visualization conference.

7/9/2019 Today I visited Institute of Science and Technology of Austria and discussed research ideas with my hosts. I also gave a talk on 3D tensor field topology (extraction and design).

7/15/2019 I visited University of Konstanz, Germany and gave a talk on the visualization of kaleidoscopic orbifolds.

7/9/2019 Today I visited Institute of Science and Technology of Austria and discussed research ideas with my hosts. I also gave a talk on 3D tensor field topology (extraction and design).

7/8/2019 Our paper on multi-scale asymmetric tensor field analysis has been accepted by and will be presented at the IEEE Vis conference.

7/4/2019 I visited Technical University of Munich, Germany today and gave a talk on 3D tensor field topology (extraction and design). The talk led to interesting discussions and potential collaboration opportunities.

6/6/2019 Our paper on multi-scale asymmetric tensor field analysis has been conditionally accepted by the IEEE Vis conference.

5/24/2019 I have just returned from the Dastuhl seminar on topology. I have presented our work on the interactive design and visualization of branched covering spaces. The talk was well received.

2/5/2019 Our paper on the number of transition points in a 3D linear tensor field has been acceped to be published at the upcoming Visualization series as a book chapter.

12/10/2018 I gave a talk on the visualization branched covering spaces at University of Stuttgart. A number of interesting discussions ensued.

11/4/2018 I just returned from the Dagstuhl seminar on tensor fields, which I co-organized. It was an exciting exchange of ideas with world experts in the area. I also presented our work on the design of 3D symmetric tensor fields.

10/25/2018 Our paper on robust extraction of 3D tensor field topology was presented at VIS 2018 in Berlin. It was well received.

8/15/2018 I attended SIGGRAPH 2018 in Vancouver and chair the session "Fields and Remeshing".

7/25/2018 I presented 3D tensor field design at World Congress on Computatoinal Mechanics 2018.

7/12/2018 I presented tensor field visualization at the NSF-sponsored workshop on seafloor sensor/instruments.

7/11/2018 Our paper on robust and fast extraction of 3D symmetric tensor field topology has been finally accepted by IEEE Vis 2018 for presentation in Berlin.

6/6/2018 Our paper on robust and fast extraction of 3D symmetric tensor field topology has been conditionally accepted by IEEE Vis 2018.

5/7/2018 Dr. I-Chen Li from Taiwan National Chiao-Tung University visited us today and talked about his work on image vectorization.

11/30/2017 I presented our paper on N-ary visualizatoin at SIGGRAPH ASIA Symposium 2017 today in Bangkok, Thailand.

11/29/2017 Our paper on robot exploration of indoor scenes with tensor fields was presented at SIGGRAPH ASIA 2017 today in Bangkok, Thailand.

11/28/2017 I presnted our paper on the design of 3D symmetric tensor fields in volumes at SIGGRAPH ASIA 2017 today in Bangkok, Thailand.

10/24/2017 Lawrence and I presnted our paper on the visualization of branched covering spaces at the IEEE Visualization Conference 2017 today in Pheonix, Arizona.

8/18/2017 Our research paper on N-ary relationship visualization has been accepted by SIGGRAPH ASIA 2017 Symposium on Visualization.

8/6/2017 Our research on simulation and visualization has been featured by NSF (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram). It is also featured by NSF Science video. This research is also featured by HPC.

7/30/2017 Two of our papers have been conditionally accepted by SIGGRAPH ASIA 2017. The first one features volumetric tensor field design with application in solid texture and geometry element synthesis. The second one makes use 2D tensor field topology in path planning. More details will follow.

7/25/2017 Dr. Chi-Han Peng from KAUST visits us today and will talk about research on mesh connectivity editing.

7/24/2017 Dr. Yu-Chi Lai from National Taiwan University of Science and Technology visits us today and will talk about research conducted by his research group.

7/21/2017 My student Prashant Kumar successfully passed his preliminary exam and is one last step away from receiving a Ph.D.

7/12/2017 I gave a talk on asymmetric tensor field analysis with applications in vector field visualization, fluid dynamics, and earthquake engineering. The talk is part of the minisymposium at the SIAM Applied Geometry Conference.

7/11/2017 Our paper on the design and visualization of branched covering spaces has been accepted by IEEE Visualization conference 2017. This is one of the first math visualization papers that I worked on.

7/1/2017 Our team building proposal has been awarded by the OSHU/OSU cancer seed funds. We will work with Professors Joe Gray and Wei Huang on using visualization and simualation to improve cancer treatment.

6/29/2017 My student Botong Qu successfully passed his preliminary exam and is one last step away from receiving a Ph.D.

6/22/2017 We welcome our high school interns: Jessie Li, Sheena Huang, Pragyna Naik, and Aldo Magana. They will be spending eight weeks with us learning programming and research in computer graphics and visualization.

Publications:

 

Botong Qu, Lawrence Roy, Yue Zhang, and Eugene Zhang, "Mode Surfaces of Symmetric Tensor Fields: Topological Analysis and Seamless Extraction", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol 27(2), 2021, (IEEE VisWeek 2020), pp. 583-592.

Paper | Appendix | Demo Program

Fariba Khan, Lawrence Roy, Eugene Zhang, Botong Qu, Shih-Hsuan Hung, Harry Yeh, Robert S. Laramee, and Yue Zhang, "Multi-Scale Topological Analysis of Asymmetric Tensor Fields on Surfaces", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol 26(1), 2020, (IEEE VisWeek 2019), pp. 270-279.

Paper | Appendix

Lawrence Roy, Prashant Kumar, Yue Zhang, and Eugene Zhang, "Robust and Fast Extraction of 3D Symmetric Tensor Field Topology", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol 25(1), 2019, (IEEE VisWeek 2018), pp. 1102-1111.

Paper | Appendix | Demo Program

Botong Qu, Prashant Kumar, Eugene Zhang, Pankaj Jaiswal, Laurel Cooper, Justin Elser, and Yue Zhang, "Interactive Design and Visualization of N-ary Relationships", SIGGRAPH ASIA Symposium on Visualization 2017, 2017.

Paper

Jonathan Palacios, Lawrence Roy, Prashant Kumar, Chen-Yuan Hsu, Weikai Chen, Chongyang Ma, Li-Yi Wei, and Eugene Zhang, "Tensor Field Design in Volumes", ACM Transactions on Graphics, Vol 36(6), 2017, (SIGGRAPH ASIA 2017), Article 188.

Program | Paper | Video

Kai Xu, Lintao Zheng, Zihao Yan, Guohang Yan, Eugene Zhang, Matthias Niessner, Oliver Deussen, Daniel Cohen-Or, and Hui Huang, "Autonomous Reconstruction of Unknown Indoor Scenes Guided by Time-varying Tensor Fields", ACM Transactions on Graphics, Vol. 36(6), 2017, (SIGGRAPH ASIA 2017), Article 202.

Paper | Appendix

Lawrence Roy, Prashant Kumar, Sanaz Golbabaei, Yue Zhang, and Eugene Zhang, "Interactive Design and Visualization of Branched Covering Spaces", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol 24(1), 2018, (IEEE VisWeek 2017), pp. 843-852.

Program | Paper | Appendix

Yu-Chi Lai, Bo-An Chen, Kuo-Wei Chen, Wei-Lin Si, Chih-Yuan Yao, and Eugene Zhang, "Data-Driven NPR Illustrations of Natural Flows in Chinese Painting", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol 23(12), 2017, pp. 2535-2549.

Paper

 

Products: The executables for visualization of branched covering spaces and 3D tensor field design are available. More programs will become available as the project moves forward.

Source code and libraries: (under development)

Data sets: We have made available some solid mechanics data for testing our 3D tensor field visualization algorithms. More data will become available as our research progresses.


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. IIS-1619383.

Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recomendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

This page was last updated on 7/28/2020.