ECS276 Reading List


Books

  • Real-Time Volume Graphics, K. Engel et al., 2006. (This one covers most of the topics relevant to this class.)
  • Introduction to Volume Rendering, B. Lichtenbelt and R. Crane, 1998.
  • Visualization in Medicine: Thoery, Algorithms, and Applications, B. Preim and D. Bartz, 2007.
  • Data Visualization, A. Telea, 2007.


  • Recently Published Papers

    List of Papers to be considered for your presentations.

    Other Papers, Technical Reports, Course Notes

    A. Fundamentals

    1. "Volume Rendering"
      Robert Drebin, Loren Carpenter, Pat Hanrahan
      Proc. of SIGGRAPH '88, pp. 65-74. [pdf]

    2. "Display of Surfaces from Volume Data"
      Marc Levoy
      IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, May 1988, pp. 20-37.
      http://graphics.stanford.EDU/papers/volume-cga88/

    3. "Optical Models for Direct Volume Rendering" Nelson Max
      IEEE Transactions Visualization and Computer Graphics, June 1995, pp. 99-108
      http://www.llnl.gov/graphics/docs/OpticalModelsLong.pdf

    4. "Marching Cubes"
      William Lorensen and Harvey Cline
      Proc. of SIGGRAPH '87, pp. 163-169.
      [pdf]

    5. "Octrees for Faster Isosurface Generation"
      Jane Wilhelms and Allen Van Gelder
      ACM Transactions on Graphics, Volume 11, Number 3, July 1992, pp. 201-227.

    6. "A Near Optimal Isosurface Extraction Algorithm Using the Span Space"
      Y. Livnat, H.-W. Shen, and C. R. Johnson
      IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 2(1), 1996, pp. 73-84.
      http://www.cs.ucdavis.edu/~ma/papers/min_max_tree.pdf

    7. "Speeding Up Isosurface Extraction using Interval Trees "
      P. Cignoni, P. Marino, C. Montani, E. Puppo, and R. Scopigno,
      IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Volume 3, Number 2, 1997.
      http://www.cs.ucdavis.edu/~ma/papers/interval_tree.pdf

    8. "Interactive Ray Tracing for Isosurface Rendering"
      S. Parker, P. Shirley, Y. Livnat, C. Hansen, P.-P. Sloan,
      Visualization '98 Conference, pp. 233-238.
      http://www.cs.utah.edu/vissim/papers/iso/iso.pdf

    9. "The Transfer Function Bake-Off"
      H. Pfister, B. Lorensen, C. Bajaj, G. Kindlmann, W. Schroeder, L. Avila, K. Martin, R. Machiraju, J. Lee
      IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, May/June 2001, 21(3), pp. 16-22

    10. "Semi-automatic Generation of Transfer Functions for Direct Volume Rendering"
      Gordon Kindlmann and James Durkin
      Proc. 1998 Symposium on Volume Visualization, pp. 79-86.

    11. "Transfer Functions in Direct Volume Rendering: Design, Interface, Interaction"
      Gordon Kindlmann
      Course Notes SIGGRAPH 2002
      http://www.cs.ucdavis.edu/~ma/papers/lightingtf.pdf

    12. "Volume Visualization and Volume Graphics"
      Arie Kaufman and Klaus Mueller
      [pdf]
      *This gives a broad overview

    B. Rendering

    1. "Raycasting of Light Field Galleries from Volumetric Data", Christof Rezk-Salama, Severin Todt, and Andreas Kolb, in Proceedings of EuroVis 2008

    2. "HDR VolVis: High Dynamic Range Volume Visualization", Xiaoru Yuan, Minh Nguyen, Baoquan Chen, and David Porter, IEEE Transaction on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 12(4), July/August, 2006, pp. 433-445.

    3. "Methods and Framework for Visualizing Higher-Order Finite Elements", W. Schroeder, F. Bertel, M. Malaterre, D. Thompson, P. Pebay, R. O'Bara, and S. Tendulkar, IEEE Transaction on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 12(4), July/August, 2006, pp. 446-460.

    4. "Interactive Display of Isosurfaces with Global Illumination," C. Wyman, S. Parker, P. Shirley, and C. Hansen, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 12(2), March/April, 2006.

    5. "Exploiting Frame-to-Frame Coherence for Accelerating High-Quality Volume Raycasting on Graphics Hardware", Thomas Klein, Magnus Strengert, Simon Stegmaier, and Thomas Ertl, in Proceedings of IEEE Visualization 2005 Conference, pp. 223-230.

    6. "High-Performance Volume Splatting for Visualization of Neurovascular Data", F. Vega-Higuera, P. Hastreiter, R. Fahlbusch, and G. Greiner, in Proceedings of IEEE Visualization 2005 Conference, pp. 271-278.

    7. "Reflection Nebula Visualization", Marcus Magnor, Kristian Hildebrand, Andrei Lintu, and Andrew Hanson, in Proceedings of IEEE Visualization 2005 Conference, pp. 255-262.

    8. "Lighting Transfer Functions for Direct Volume Rendering", Eric Lum and Kwan-Liu Ma, in Proceedings of IEEE Visualization 2004 Conference. [pdf]

    9. "High-Quality Pre-Integrated Volume Rendering using Hardware-Accelerated Pixel Shading", Klaus Engel, Martin Kraus, and Thomas Ertl, in Proceedings of Graphics Hardware 2001. [pdf]

    10. "High-Quality Lighting and Efficient Pre-Integration for Volume Rendering", Eric Lum, Brett Wilson, and Kwan-Liu Ma, in Proceedings of VisSym 2004. [pdf]

    11. "A Hardware Assisted Hybrid Rendering Technique for Interactive Volume Visualization", Brett Wilson, Kwan-Liu Ma, and Pat McCormick, in Proceedings of Volume Visualization and Graphics Symposium, 2002. [pdf]

    C. Parallel Volume Rendering

    1. "Parallel Volume Rendering using Binary-Swap Compositing", Kwan-Liu Ma et al.Crockett, IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 14(4), 1994.

    2. "A Scalable, Cell-Projection Volume Rendering Algorithm for 3D Unstructured Data", Kwan-Liu Ma and Tom Crockett, in Proceedings of 1997 IEEE Symposium on Parallel Rendering, pp. 95-104. [pdf]

    3. "SLIC: Scheduled Linear Image Compositing for Parallel Vollume Rendering", A. Stompel et al., in Proceedings of Parallel Visualization and Graphics 2003, October 20-21.

    4. "A Scalable Hybrid Scheme for Volume Rendering Massive Data Sets", Hank Childs, Mark Duchaineau, and Kwan-Liu Ma, in Proceedings of Eurographics Symposium on Parallel Graphics and Visualization, 2006. [pdf]

    5. "Massively Parallel Volume Rendering using 2-3 Swap Image Compositing", Hongfeng Yu, Chaoli Wang, and Kwan-Liu Ma, in Proceedings of SC '08.

    D. Classification, Segmenation, and Feature Extraction

    1. "High-Level User Interfaces for Transfer Function Design with Semantics", Christof Rezk Salama, Maik Keller, Peter Kohlmann, in Proceedings of IEEE Visualization 2006 Conference

    2. "Understanding the Structure of the Turbulent Mixing Layer in Hydrodynamic Instabilities", Daniel Laney, Peer-Timo Bremer, Ajith Macarenhas, Paul Miller, Valerio Pascucci, in Proceedings of IEEE Visualization 2006 Conference

    3. "Local Histograms for Design of Transfer Functions in Direct Volume Rendering", Claes Lundstrom, Patric Ljung, and Anders Ynnerman, IEEE Transactions on Computer Graphics and Visualization, 12(6), November/December 2006, pp. 1570-1579.

    4. "Interactive Multi-Scale Exploration for Volume Classification", Eric Lum, James Shearer, and Kwan-Liu Ma, Proceedings of Pacific Graphics 2006.

    5. "Intelligent Feature Extraction and Tracking for Large-Scale 4D Flow Simulations", Fan-Yin Tzeng and Kwan-Liu Ma, in Proceedings of Supercomputing 2005 Conference. [pdf]

    6. "An Intelligent System Approach to Higher-Dimensional Classification of Volume Data", Fan-Yin Tzeng, Eric Lum, and Kwan-Liu Ma, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Graphics, 11(3), May/June 2005, pp. 273-284.

    7. "Cluster-Space Visual Interface for Arbitrary Dimensional Classification of Volume Data", Fan-Yin Tzeng and Kwan-Liu Ma, in Proceedings of VisSym 2004. [pdf]

    8. "Volume Tracking using Higher Dimensional Isosurfaces", G. Ji, H.-W. Shen, and R. Wenger, in Proceedings of the IEEE Visualization 2003 Conference,

    9. "Feature Extraction and Visualization of Flow Fields", F. Post, B. Vrolijk, H. Hauser, R. Laramee, H. Doleisch, State of the Art Report, Eurographics 2002 Conference, [pdf]. (A good survey paper on flow visualization which also covers some time-varyig data visualization works.)

    10. "Transfer Functions Generation for Time-Varying Volume Data", TJ Jankun-Kelly and K.-L. Ma, Volume Graphics 2001 June 21-22, 2001.

    11. "Isosurfacing in Higher Dimensions", P. Bhaniramka, R. Wenger, and R. Crawfis, in Proceedings of the Visualization 2000 Conference, pp. 267-273.

    12. "Visibility Histograms and Visibility-Driven Transfer Function", Carlos Correa and Kwan-Liu Ma, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 17(2), February 2011, pp. 192-204.

    13. "The Occlusion Spectrum for Volume Classification and Visualization", Carlos Correa and Kwan-Liu Ma, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 15(6), Nov/Dec 2009, pp. 1465-1472. (Vis09)

    E. Irregular Grid Data

    1. "Scalable Hybrid Unstructured and Structured Grid Raycasting", P. Muigg, M. Hadwiger, H. Doleisch and H. Hauser, in Proceedings of IEEE Visualization 2007 Conference

    2. "A Generic and Scalable Pipline for GPU Tetrahedral Grid Rendering", Joachim Georgii and Rudiger Westermann, (in Proceedings of IEEE Visualization 2006 Conferene) IEEE Transactions on Computer Graphics and Visualization, 12(5), September/October, 2006, pp. 1345-1352.

    3. "An Image-Based Modelling Approach to GPU-based Unstructured Grid Volume Rendering", N. Shareef, T.-Y. Lee, H.-W. Shen, and K. Mueller, Volume Graphics 2006.

    4. "Visualization of Time-Dependent Remote Adaptive Mesh Refinement Data", Ralf Kaehler, Steffen Prohaska, Andrei Hutanu, and Hans-Christian Hege, in Proceedings of IEEE Visualization 2005 Conference, pp. 175-182.

    5. "Interactive Rendering of Large Unstructured Grids Using Dynamic Level-of-Detai", Steven Callahan, Joao Comba, Peter Shirley, and Claudio Silva, in Proceedings of IEEE Visualization 2005 Conference, pp. 199-206.

    6. "Hardware-Based View-Independent Cell Projection", M. Weiler, M. Kraus, M. Merz, and T. Ertl, IEEE Transactions on Computer Graphics and Visualization, 9(2), March/April, 2003.

    7. "Multiresolution View-Dependent Splat Based Volume Rendering of Large Irregular Data", J. Meredith and Kwan-Liu Ma, in Proceedings of Parallel and Large Dta Visualization Symposium, 2001. [pdf].

    8. "The Rendering of Unstructured Grids Revisited", R. Westermann, in Proceedings of VisSym 2001.

    9. "A Comparison of Gradient Estimation Methods for Volume Rendering on Unstructured Meshes", Carlos Correa, Robert Hero, and Kwan-Liu Ma, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 17(3), March, 2011, pp. 305-319.

    F. Expressive Volume Visualization

    1. "Style Transfer Functions for Illustrative Volume Rendering", Stefan Bruckner, Meister Eduard Grller, (Eurographics 2007) Computer Graphics Forum, 26(3):715-724

    2. "Illustrative Context-Preserving Exploration of Volume Data", Stefan Bruckner, Soren Grimm, Armin Kanitsar, and M. Eduard Groller, IEEE Transactions on Computer Graphics and Visualization, 12(6), November/December, 2006, pp. 1559-1569.

    3. "ClearView: An Interactive Context Preserving Hotspot Visualization Technique", Jens Kruger, Jens Schneider, Rudiger Westermann, IEEE Transactions on Computer Graphics and Visualization, 12(5), September/October, 2006, pp. 941-948.

    4. "Feature Aligned Volume Manipulation for Illustration and Visualization", Carlos Correa, Deborath Silver, and Min Chen, IEEE Transactions on Computer Graphics and Visualization, 12(5), September/October, 2006, pp. 1069-1076.

    5. "Exploded Views for Volume Data", Stefan Bruckner and M. Eduard Groller, IEEE Transactions on Computer Graphics and Visualization, 12(5), September/October, 2006, pp. 1077-1084.

    6. "Example-based Volume Illustrations", Aidong Lu and David Ebert, in Proceedings of IEEE Visualization 2005 Conference, pp. 655-662.

    7. "Feature-Enhanced Visualization of Multidimensional, Multivariate Volume Data Using Non-Photorealistic Rendering Techniques", Aleksander Stompel, Eric B. Lum and Kwan-Liu Ma, in Proceedings of Pacific Graphics 2002 Conference. [pdf]

    8. "Hardware-accelerated Parallel Non-photorealistic Volume Rendering", Eric B. Lum and Kwan-Liu Ma, NPAR 2002.

    G. Time-Varying Data

    1. "Importance-Driven Time-Varying Data Visuaization", Chaoli Wang, Hongfeng Yu, and Kwan-Liu Ma, (in Proceedings of IEEE Visualization 2008 Conference) IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Volume 14, Number 6, October, 2008, pp. 1547-1554

    2. "Parallel Hierarchical Visualization of Large 3D Time-Varying Vector Fields", H. Yu, C. Wang, and K.-L. Ma, in Proceedings of Supercomputing 2007 Conference (SC07), November 2007

    3. "High-Qulaity and Interactive Animations of 3D Time-Varying Vector Fields", Anders Helgeland and Thomas Elboth, IEEE Transactions on Computer Graphics and Visualization, 12(6), November/December, 2006 pp. 1535-1546. [project page]

    4. "Simultaneous Classification of Time-Varying Volume Data Based on the Time Histogram", Hiroshi Akiba, Nathan Fout, and Kwan-Liu Ma, Proceedings of Eurographics Visualization Symposium, 2006. [pdf]

    5. "Time-Varying Multivariate Volume Data Reduction", Nathan Fout, Kwan-Liu Ma, and James Ahrens, in Proceeding of ACM SAC 2005.

    6. "Visualizing Time-Varying Volume Data", K.-L. Ma, IEEE Computing in Science and Engineering, Volume 5, Number 2, March/April 2003, pp. 34-42. [pdf]

    7. "High Dimensional Rendering of Time-Varying Volumetric Data", J. Woodring, C. Wang, and H.-W. Shen, in Proceedings of the IEEE Visualization 2003 Conference,

    8. "Asynchronous Rendering for Time-Varying Volume Datasets on PC-clusters", A. Garcia and H.-W. Shen, in Proceedings of the IEEE Visualization 2003 Conference.

    9. "High Performance Visualization of Time-Varying Volume Data over a Wide-Area Network", K.-L. Ma and D. Camp, Supercomputing 2000 Conference, Dallas, TX, November 4-10, 2000

    10. "Spotting Structure in Complex Time Dependent Flow", W. de Leeuw and R. van Liere, Technical Report SEN-R9823, CWI, September 1998. [pdf]

    H. Misc

    1. "Image Graphs - A Novel Approach to Visual Data Exploration", Kwan-Liu Ma, in Proceedings of IEEE Visualization 1999 Conference, pp. 81-88

    2. "WYSIWYP: What You See Is What You Pick", A. Wiebel et al., IEEE TVCG 17(12):2106-2114 (2011)

    3. "An Integrated Exploration Approach to Visualizing Multivariate Particle Data", Chad Jones, Kwan-Liu Ma, Stephane Ethier, Wei-Li Lee, Computing in Science & Engineering, Volume 10, Number 4, July/August, 2008, pp. 20-29

    4. "Multifield Visualization Using Local Statistical Complexity", Heike Jänicke, Alexander Wiebel, Gerik Scheuermann, Wolfgang Kollmann, in Proceedings of IEEE Visualization 2006 Conference.

    5. "Multifield-Graphs: An Approach to Visualizing Correlations in Multifield Scalar Data", Natascha Sauber, Holger Theisel, and Hans-Peter Seidel, IEEE Transactions on Computer Graphics and Visualization, 12(5), September/October, 2006, pp. 917-924.

    6. "On Histograms and Isosurface Statistics", H. Carr, B. Duffy and B. Denby, in Proceedings of IEEE Visualization 2006 Conference.

    7. "Enhancing Interactive Particle Visualization with Advanced Shading Models", C. Gribble and S. Parker, in Proceedings of the ACM SIGGRAPH 3rd Symposium on Applied PErc eption in Grapics and Visualization, 2006.

    8. "View Selection for Volume Rendering", Udeepta Bordoloi and Han-Wei Shen, in Proceedings of IEEE Visualization 2005 Conference.

    9. "Statistically Quantitative Volume Visualization", Joe Kniss, Robert Van Uitert, Abraham Stephens, Guo-Shi Li, and Tolga Tasdizen, in Proceedings of IEEE Visualization 2005 Conference, pp. 287-294.

    10. "A Parallel Coordinates Style Interface for Exploratory Volume Visualization", Melanie Tory, Simeon Potts, and Torsten Moller, IEEE Transactions on Computer Graphics and Visualization, 11(1), January/February, 2005, pp. 71-80.

    11. "Visualization of Fibrous and Thread-like Data", Zeki Melek, David Mayerich, Cem Yuksel, and John Keyser, IEEE Transactions on Computer Graphics and Visualization, 12(5), September/October, 2006, pp. 1165-1172.

    12. "Fast and Efficient Compression of Floating-Point Data", Peter Lindstrom and Martin Isenburg, IEEE Transactions on Computer Graphics and Visualization, 12(5), September/October, 2006, pp. 1245-1250.

    13. "Illuminated Lines Revisited", Ovidio Mallo, Ronald Peikert, Christian Sigg, and Filip Sadlo, in Proceedings of IEEE Visualization 2005 Conference, pp. 19-26.

    14. "The State of the Art in Flow Visualization: Dense and Texture-Based Techniques", R. Laramee et al, Computer Graphics Forum, 23(2), 2004, pp. 203-221. [pdf]