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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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Variable Interactions in Query Driven Visualization
Luke Gosink, John C. Anderson, Wes Bethel, Ken Joy

Obstacles hindering scientific research may be broadly categorized into two separate but overlapping groups. The first category, concerned mainly with issues of throughput, includes the challenges inherent in the efficient management and visualization of large-scale datasets. The second category includes difficulties innate to the task of gaining insight from datasets of high complexity.

Query-driven visualization ... [more]