Salient Frame Detection for Molecular Dynamics Simulations

TitleSalient Frame Detection for Molecular Dynamics Simulations
Publication TypeJournal Articles
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsKim Y, Patro R, Ip CY, O’Leary DP, Anishkin A, Sukharev S, Varshney A
JournalScientific Visualization: Interactions, Features, Metaphors
Pagination160 - 175
Date Published1998///

Saliency-based analysis can be applied to time-varying 3D datasetsfor the purpose of summarization, abstraction, and motion analysis. As the sizes
of time-varying datasets continue to grow, it becomes more and more difficult to
comprehend vast amounts of data and information in a short period of time. Au-
tomatically generated thumbnail images and previewing of time-varying datasets
can help viewers explore and understand the datasets significantly faster as well
as provide new insights. In this paper, we introduce a novel method for detect-
ing salient frames for molecular dynamics simulations. Our method effectively
detects crucial transitions in simulated mechanosensitive ion channel (MscS), in
agreement with experimental data.