Contact: amitsdsc.edu ; achourasiayahoo.com
Phone: +1-(858)-822-3656 (By appointment only)
Senior Scientist with extensive research, development and application experience in computer graphics, scientific visualization, and high performance computing. Strong experience in coordination of research activities, research communication and dissemination, grant proposal preparation, project management, budgeting, hiring and mentoring .
Master of Science: Computer Graphics Technology, Purdue University, West Lafayete, IN, 2003
Bachelor of Architecture (Hons): Architecture, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, 2001
|2015 - Present||Visualization Group Lead - San Diego Supercomputer Center, UCSD|
|2009 - Present||Sr. Visualization Scientist - San Diego Supercomputer Center, UCSD|
|2003 - 2009||Visualization Scientist - San Diego Supercomputer Center, UCSD|
|Lead Visualization Services group at SDSC. Deliver visualization solutions through research, design, development and leveraging of existing software tools and techniques on a wide array of problems. Extensive work in using Maya for scientific visualizations.
Cloud: Direct development of SeedMe a platform to share visual content ubiquitously
Application: Directed development of an GlyphSea application to interactively visualize vector data using glyphs driven by GPU shaders.
Data Centric Transfer Functions: Developed Algorithm for creating volumetric transfer functions.
Maya Utilities: Implemented PDC library for reading writing Maya particle system using C and C++; Camera export and import utility with Vista volume renderer using MEL. See additional Maya tools on the website.
Seismic Portal: Create maps and google earth layers from seismic simulation data on demand (defunct).
Vista Volume Renderer: Extension and maintenance using C and C++ (url).
Climate Visualization: Columbia River Flow
|2003 - present||
Interactive Visualization of Health Care Costs using d3js
Parser for protein structure (PDB files) in Perl.
Translator to write native Maya Scene files for 3d protein structure (PDB files) with polygon, nurbs and particle instancing using Perl. Repository of native maya models is freely available at noviture.com UI for manipulating protein structure in Maya using MEL
Created noviture.com website with over 55,000 pages with images and other downloadable content using Drupal content management system.
Custom workflow Antibaker a facial manipulation automation workflow tool for joint based models in Maya using MEL
|2003 - 2003||Researcher and Systems Administrator, Purdue University|
Research in Information visualization and emerging technologies;
Administer Envision Lab
911 Pentagon Crash Project
Programming: Working knowledge of C/C++, Basic Opengl, Expert Maya-MEL, 3ds Max Script , perl, *nix shells
Graphics Softwares: Maya, Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Premier, AutoCAD, 3D Studio Max & AVS
Web Development: LAMP Stack (configuration and installation from scratch), Drupal (intermediate), ASP (used in the past), HTML, PHP (used occasionally)
• Best Visualization Display award at TeraGrid 2011 & 2008
• Outstanding Achievement in Scientific Visualization award at the SciDAC 2011 & 2009 conference
• Honorable Mention, International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge 2010. (Finalist 2006 & 2005)
• Finalist, ACM Gordon Bell Award at 2010 Supercomputing Conference.
• Winner, Interactive Software Design (prototype), IDEON - IIT Kharagpur (2000)
SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY SERVICE
• SeedMe Project, Ultrascale Visualization Workshop, New Orleans, LA, Nov 16, 2014
• "Visual Analysis", Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, Argonne National Labs, Argonne, Illinois, May, 2010
• "Scientific Visualization", National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado, May, 2009
• "Challenges in Visualizing Large Earthquake Simulations", Ultrascale Visualization Workshop, Supercomputing Conference, Nov, 2007
SELECTED WORKS IN MEDIA
• "GlyphSea" featured at SIGGRAPH 2010: Live Real Time Demos, SciDAC 2010 and TeraGrid 2010.
• "The Big One" featured at SIGGRAPH 2009 Computer Animation Festival, SciDAC 2009 and also at wired.com
• "Digital Re-creation of a Seven Story Building Shake during an Earthquake" featured at IEEE Vis 2007 Scientific Animation Theatre, Sacramento, Nov 2007
• "Exploring an earthquake" featured at IEEE Vis 2006 Scientific Animation Theatre, Baltimore, Nov 2006
• "Recreation of 1906 San Francisco Earthquake" featured at the 100th Anniversary Earthquake Conference, San Francisco, Apr 2006
• "LA's Future Quake" show from National Geographic featured TeraShake and Puente Hills visualizations, Sep 2006
• "LA's Killer Quake" show from History Channel featured Puente Hills visualizations
• "Evolution of Universe" visualization featured at the Siggraph Dome Show, Los Angeles, Aug 2005
• A. Chourasia, M. Wong, D. Mishin, D. Nadeau and M. Norman (2016). SeedMe: A scientific data sharing and collaboration platform, in XSEDE 2016, (Miami, FL, 2016). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2949550.2949590
• A. Chourasia, E. Mcquinn, J.B. Minster, and J.P. Schulze (2010). Visualization Challenge 2010: Non Interactive Media, Science 18 February 2011: Vol. 331 no. 6019 pp. 854-856, DOI= 10.1126/science.331.6019.854 (Honorable Mention)
• Y. Cui, K. Olsen, T. Jordan, K. Lee, J. Zhou, P. Small, G. Ely, D. Roten, D. Panda, A. Chourasia, J. Levesque, S. Day and P. Maechling (2010). Scalable Earthquake Simulation on Petascale Supercomputers. In Proceedings of the 2010 ACM/IEEE International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC '10). IEEE Computer Society, Washington, DC, USA, 1-20. (ACM Gordon Bell Finalist)
• A. Chourasia, S. Cutchin and B. Aagaard (2008). Visualizing the Ground Motions of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. Computers & Geosciences. vol 34. pp. 1798-1805. December 2008. Elsevier, doi: 10.1016/j.cageo.2008.01.012, PDF.
• A. Chourasia, S. Cutchin, K. Olsen, B. Minster, S. Day, Y. Cui, P. Maechling, R. Moore and T. Jordan (2007). Visual Insights into High-Resolution Earthquake Simulations. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications (Discovering the Unexpected), vol. 27, no. 5, pp. 28-34. PDF
• A. Chourasia and J. Schulze (2007). Data Centric Transfer Functions for High Dynamic Range Volume Data. Proceedings of the 15-th International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision, pp. 9-16. PDF
• A. Chourasia (2007). Digital Recreation of a Seven Story Building Shake during an Earthquake. ACM Crossroads (Computer Graphics), vol.13, no.3, pp. 6-8. PDF
• PI: Ubiquitous Access to Transient Data and Preliminary Results via the SeedMe Platform (NSF ACI-1443083, $1,329,379, 2014-2017)
• PI: SEED: Swiftly Encode Explore Disseminate (NSF ACI-1235505, $809,956, 2012-2015)
• Senior Personnel: On several research grants
|Instructor||Data Visualization, Computer Science and Engineering, UCSD||2016 - Present|
|Instructor||Introduction to 3D Modeling (Maya), UCSD Extension||2006 - 2007|
|Instructor||Computer Graphics workshop, Purdue University||2002 - 2003|
|Instructor||Graphics for Civil Engg and Construction, Purdue University||2001 - 2003|