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Gunther Weber

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Gunther H. Weber , Ph.D.
Analytics Group
Phone: (510) 486-5871
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Berkeley, CA 94720 US

Biographical Sketch

Gunther Weber is a Research Scientists in LBNL's Computational Research Division and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Computer Science at UC Davis. His research interests include computer graphics, scientific visualization, data analysis, topology-based data analysis methods, parallelization of visualization algorithms, hierarchical data representation methods, and bioinformatics. Prior to joining the NERSC Analytics team and the LBNL Visualization group, Gunther worked first as a postdoctoral scholar  and later as a Project Scientist at the Institute for Data Analysis and Visualization at UC Davis working on visualization of three-dimensional gene expression data (with researchers of LBNL's Genomics and Life Sciences divisions), topology-based exploration of scalar data, and visualization of brain imaging data and experimental earthquake data. Gunther earned his Ph.D. in computer science, with a concentration on graphics and visualization, from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Journal Articles

Patrick Oesterling, Christian Heine, Gunther H. Weber, Scheuermann, "Visualizing nD Point Clouds as Topological Landscape Profiles to Guide Data Analysis", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 2013, 19(3):514-526, LBNL 5694E, doi: 10.1109/TVCG.2012.120

Daniela M. Ushizima, Dmitriy Morozov, Gunther H. Weber, Andrea G.C. Bianchi, James A. Sethian, E. Wes Bethel, "Augmented Topological Descriptors of Pore Networks for Material Science", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proceedings IEEE Vis 2012), 2012, 18:2041--2050, LBNL 5964E, doi: 10.1109/TVCG.2012.200

Kenes Beketayev, Gunther H. Weber, Maciej Haranczyk, Bremer, Mario Hlawitschka, Bernd Hamann, "Visualization of Topology of Transformation Pathways in Complex Systems", Computer Graphics Forum (Special Issue, Proceedings Symposium on Visualization), January 2011, 663--672, LBNL 5242E,

Peer-Timo Bremer, Gunther H. Weber, Julien Tierny, Pascucci, Marcus S. Day, John B. Bell, "Interactive Exploration and Analysis of Large Scale Turbulent Combustion Topology-based Data Segmentation", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 2011, 17:1307-1324, doi: 10.1109/TVCG.2010.80

H. Childs, D. Pugmire, S. Ahern, B. Whitlock, M. Howison, Prabhat, G. Weber, E. W. Bethel, "Extreme Scaling of Production Visualization Software on Diverse Architectures", Computer Graphics and Applications, May 2010, 30 (3):22 - 31,

Peer-Timo Bremer, Gunther H. Weber, Valerio Pascucci, Marcus S. Day, John B. Bell, "Analyzing and Tracking Burning Structures in Lean Premixed Hydrogen Flames", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 2010, 16:248--260, doi: 10.1109/TVCG.2009.69

O. Rübel, G. H. Weber, M. Y. Huang, E. W. Bethel, M. D. Biggin, C. C. Fowlkes, C. Luengo Hendriks, S. V. E. Keränen, M. Eisen, D. Knowles, J. Malik, H. Hagen, B. Hamann, "Integrating Data Clustering and Visualization for the Analysis of 3D Gene Expression Data", IEEE Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Jan/Mar 2010, January 2010, 7 (1):64-79,

Conference Papers

Dmitriy Morozov, Gunther H. Weber, "Distributed Merge Trees", Proceedings of the 18th ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles and Practice of Parallel Programming (PPoPP 13), New York, NY, USA, ACM, 2013, 93--102, LBNL 6137E,

Gunther H. Weber, Hank Childs, Jeremy S. Meredith, "Recent Advances in VisIt: Parallel Crack-free Isosurface Extraction", Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows: Astronum-2012 (Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series), 2013,

Kenes Beketayev, Gunther H. Weber, Dmitriy Morozov, Aidos Abzhanov, Bernd Hamann, "Geometry-Preserving Topological Landscapes", Proceedings of the Workshop at SIGGRAPH Asia 2012, New York, NY, USA, ACM, 2012, 155--160, LBNL 6082E, doi: 10.1145/2425296.2425324

Dogan Demir, Kenes Beketayev, Gunther H. Weber, Peer-Timo Bremer, Valerio Pascucci, Bernd Hamann, "Topology Exploration with Hierarchical Landscapes", Proceedings of the Workshop at SIGGRAPH Asia 2012, New York, NY, USA, ACM, 2012, 147--154, LBNL 6083E, doi: 10.1145/2425296.2425323

Allen R. Sanderson, Brad Whitlock, Oliver R\ ubel, Hank Childs, Gunther H. Weber, Prabhat, Kesheng Wu, "A System for Query Based Analysis and Visualization", Third International EuroVis Workshop on Visual Analytics EuroVA 2012, Vienna, Austria, 2012, 25--29, LBNL 5507E, doi: 10.2312/PE/EuroVAST/EuroVA12/025-029

Gunther H. Weber, Peer-Timo Bremer, Attila Gyulassy and, "Topology-based Feature Definition and Analysis", Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows---ASTRONUM-2010, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, January 1, 2011, 444:292--297,

E. Deines, G.H. Weber, C. Garth, B. Van Straalen, S. Borovikov, D.F. Martin, K. Joy, "On the Computation of Integral Curves in Adaptive Mesh Refinement Vector Fields", Proceedings of Dagstuhl Seminar on Scientific Visualization 2009, January 1, 2011,

Patrick Oesterling, Gerik Scheuermann, Sven Teresniak, Gerhard Heyer, Steffen Koch, Thomas Ertl, Gunther H. Weber, "Two-Stage Framework for a Topology-Based Projection and Visualization of Classified Document Collections", Proceedings IEEE Symposium on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (IEEE VAST), Salt Lake City, Utah, October 2010,

 

 

Oliver Rübel, Sean Ahern, E. Wes Bethel, Mark D. Biggin, Hank Childs, Estelle Cormier-Michel, Angela DePace, Michael B. Eisen, Charless C. Fowlkes, Cameron G. R. Geddes, Hans Hagen, Bernd Hamann, Min-Yu Huang, Soile V. E. Keränen, David W. Knowles, Cris L. Luengo Hendriks, Jitendra Malik, Jeremy Meredith, Peter Messmer, Prabhat, Daniela Ushizima, Gunther H. Weber, Kesheng Wu, "Coupling Visualization and Data Analysis for Knowledge Discovery from Multi-Dimensional Scientific Data", Proceedings of International Conference on Computational Science, ICCS 2010, May 2010,

      

Min-Yu Huang, Gunther H. Weber, Xiao-Yong Li, Mark D. Biggin, Bernd Hamann, "Quantitative Visualization of ChIP-chip Data by Using Linked Views", IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics & Biomedicine (IEEE BIBM 2010), Workshop on Integrative Data Analysis in Systems Biology (IDASB), 2010, 195–200,

G. H. Weber, S. Ahern, E. W. Bethel, S. Borovikov, H. R. Childs, E. Deines, C. Garth, H. Hagen, B. Hamann, K. I. Joy, D. Martin, J. Meredith, Prabhat, D. Pugmire, O. Rübel, B. Van Straalen, and K. Wu, "Recent Advances in VisIt: AMR Streamlines and Query-Driven Visualization", Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows: Astronum-2009 (Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series), 2010, 429:329–334,

Gunther H. Weber, Oliver Kreylos, John Shalf, Wes Bethel, Bernd Hamann, Gerik Scheuermann, "Parallel Cell Projection Rendering of Adaptive Mesh Refinement Data", IEEE Symposium on Parallel and Large-Data Visualization and Graphics, January 1, 2003, 51-60,

Gunther H. Weber, Kreylos, J. Ligocki, Shalf, Hagen, Hamann, I. Joy, Kwan-Liu Ma, "High-quality Volume Rendering of Adaptive Mesh Refinement Data", VMV, January 1, 2001, 121-128,

Book Chapters

Kenes Beketayev, Damir Yeliussizov, Dmitriy Morozov, Gunther H. Weber, Bernd Hamann, "Measuring the Distance Between Merge Trees", Topological Methods in Data Analysis and Visualization III: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications, (Springer-Verlag: 2014)

Dmitriy Morozov, Gunther H. Weber, "Distributed Contour Trees", Topological Methods in Data Analysis and Visualization III: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications, (Springer-Verlag: 2014)

Gunther H. Weber, Helwig Hauser, "Interactive Visual Exploration and Analysis", Scientific Visualization: Uncertainty, Multifield, Bio-Medical and Scalable Visualization, (Springer-Verlag: 2014)

Hank Childs, Eric Brugger, Brad Whitlock, Jeremy Meredith, Sean Ahern, David Pugmire, Kathleen Biagas, Mark Miller, Cyrus Harrison, Gunther H. Weber, Hari Krishnan, Thomas Fogal, Allen Sanderson, Christoph Garth, E. Wes Bethel, David Camp, Oliver Rubel, Marc Durant, Jean M. Favre, Paul Navratil, "VisIt: An End-User Tool For Visualizing and Analyzing Very Large Data", High Performance Visualization---Enabling Extreme-Scale Scientific Insight, ( October 31, 2012) Pages: 357-371

Gunther H. Weber, Peer-Timo Bremer, Valerio Pascucci, "Topological Cacti: Visualizing Contour-based Statistics", Topological Methods in Data Analysis and Visualization II: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications, (Springer-Verlag: January 1, 2012) Pages: 63--76, LBNL 5018E,

Oliver Rübel, Soile V. E. Keränen, Mark D. Biggin, David W. Knowles, H. Weber, Hans Hagen, Bernd Hamann, E. Wes Bethel, "Linking Advanced Visualization and MATLAB for the Analysis of 3D Gene Expression Data", Mathematical Methods for Visualization in Medicine and Life Sciences II, (Springer-Verlag: 2012) Pages: 267--286, LBNL 4891E,

Hank Childs, David Pugmire, Sean Ahern, Brad Whitlock, Howison, Prabhat, Gunther H. Weber, E. Wes Bethel, "Visualization at Extreme-Scale Concurrency", High Performance Visualization: Enabling Extreme-Scale Scientific Insight, (CRC Press: 2012) Pages: 291--306

Gunther H. Weber, Peer-Timo Bremer, Marcus S. Day, John B. Bell Valerio Pascucci, "Feature Tracking Using Reeb Graphs", Topological Methods in Data Analysis and Visualization: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications, (Springer-Verlag: 2011) Pages: 241--253, LBNL 4226E,

Daniela Ushizima, Cameron Geddes, Estelle Cormier-Michel, E. Wes Bethel, Janet Jacobsen, Prabhat, Oliver Rübel, Gunther Weber, Bernard Hamann, Peter Messmer, and Hans Hagen, "Automated Detection and Analysis of Particle Beams in Laser-Plasma Accelerator Simulations", In-Tech, ( 2010) Pages: 367 - 389

Reports

E. Wes Bethel, David Camp, Hank Childs, Mark Howison, Hari Krishnan, Burlen Loring, Joerg Meyer, Prabhat, Oliver Ruebel, Daniela Ushizima, Gunther Weber, "Towards Exascale: High Performance Visualization and Analytics – Project Status Report. Technical Report", DOE Exascale Research Conference, April 1, 2012, LBNL 5767E,

Gunther H. Weber, Peer-Timo Bremer, "In-situ Analysis: Challenges and Opportunities", 2012, LBNL 5692E,

Gunther H. Weber, Kenes Beketayev, Peer-Timo Bremer, Hamann, Maciej Haranczyk, Mario Hlawitschka, Pascucci, "Comprehensible Presentation of Topological Information", 2012, LBNL 5693E,

Brian MacCarthy, Hamish Carr, Gunther H. Weber, "Topological Galleries: A High Level User Interface for Topology Controlled Volume Rendering", 2011, LBNL LBNL-5019E,

Posters

E. Wes Bethel, David Camp, Hank Childs, Mark Howison, Hari Krishnan, Burlen Loring, J\ org Meyer, Prabhat, Oliver R\ ubel, Daniela Ushizima, Gunther Weber, "Towards Exascale: High Performance Visualization and Analytics -- Project Status Report", 2012,