HSCCI Announces Winners of Data Visualization Contest

The Health Sciences Center for Computational Innovation (HSCCI) recently hosted a University-wide contest to identify outstanding examples of data visualization to showcase on the display wall at the heart of the VISTA Collaboratory. After narrowing down the entries to five finalists, HSCCI announced three winners. The wide-ranging scale of the research projects—from the development of nanotechnology to the study of star formation—demonstrates the versatility of this new facility’s research applications.

The winners will receive priority, no-cost access to the VISTA Collaboratory this year with technical support from the Center for Integrated Research Computing. Each of the winners’ work was also featured at the Grand Opening of the VISTA Collaboratory on Friday, October 10 and during public tours of the lab over Meliora Weekend, October 17-19.


Jim Baker, graduate student in physics, for “Evaluating the effectiveness of virus detection devices”
researcher viewing 3D archaeological model
Michael Jarvis, Ph.D., associate professor of history, for “3D modeling of archaeology fieldwork”
colliding astrophysical flows
Erica Kaminski, graduate student in astrophysics, and Adam Frank, Ph.D., professor of astrophysics, for “Molecular clouds and star formation”