Department of Computer Science Colloquium: Marcus D. Hanwell

Kitware: Cross Platform, Open Source Visualization, Medical Imaging & Software Process

Monday, January 11, 12:00 pm

5317 SENSQ

ABSTRACT: Kitware, Inc. creates and supports leading edge, high quality software in the fields of visualization, medical imaging and cross platform technical software development. The projects discussed are all available to anyone under open source licenses and are tested on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows platforms (and others). VTK is a freely available toolkit for 3D computer graphics, interaction, volume rendering, and visualization.

ParaView builds on VTK enabling the visualization of data sets from the small to very large on desktop computers or high-performance clusters. ITK provides leading edge image analysis, segmentation and registration algorithms in two or more dimensions, used primarily in medical imaging.

CMake is the premier open source build system with testing and deployment capabilities.

BIOGRAPHY: Marcus Hanwell received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Sheffield (UK) in 2003 and 2007, respectively. He spent a summer in Silicon Valley at a startup company in 2002, and participated in the Google Summer of Code program in 2007, as a student, and in 2008 and 2009, as a mentor. He joined Kitware, Inc. as a research and development engineer in October, 2009.

After graduating from the University of Sheffield in 2007, Marcus completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh in the department of chemistry. His Ph.D. and post-doctoral work involved both experimental and computational research, concerned primarily with the electrical and structural characteristics of nanomaterials. He has presented his research at local, national and international conferences.

Additionally, Marcus has been an active member of several open source communities. He is one of the core developers of Avogadro, an open source, 3D, cross-platform molecular visualization and editing application/library.

He has been an active member of the Gentoo and KDE communities, and is a member of the Gentoo Foundation and KDE e.V. He has given presentations on his work in open source at several international conferences.

Host: Liz Marai

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