Amitabh Varshney Collects Awards at IEEE VisWeek Conference in Seattle

Oct 17, 2012

Dr. Amitabh Varshney, Director of the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies and Professor of Computer Science, was awarded with the IEEE Meritorious Service Award today at the IEEE VisWeek Conference in Seattle, Washington, for his numerous longstanding and major contributions to the IEEE-CS that have significantly advanced the field of information visualization.

In addition, Dr. Varshney, and his student , Cheuk Yiu Ip, in collaboration with Professor Joseph JaJa, won the Best Scientific Visualization Paper Award. The IEEE VisWeek Conference in Seattle is the largest and most prestigious visualization conference attracting close to 1000 attendees. Their paper, "Hierarchical Exploration of Volumes Using Multilevel Segmentation of the Intensity-Gradient Histograms", presents an intelligent interface that facilitates interactive and meaningful exploration of volumes that arise in a number of application domains including biomedicine.