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Gunther H. Weber

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Gunther H. Weber
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Phone: +1-510-486-5871
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Berkeley, California 94720 US

Biographical Sketch

Gunther Weber is a Staff Scientists in LBNL's Computational Research Division and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Computer Science at UC Davis. His research interests include computer graphics, scientific visualization, data analysis, topological data analysis methods, parallelization of visualization algorithms, hierarchical data representation methods, and bioinformatics. Prior to joining the LBNL Visualization group and the NERSC Analytics team, Gunther worked first as a postdoctoral scholar and later as a Project Scientist at the Institute for Data Analysis and Visualization (IDAV) at UC Davis focusing on visualization of three-dimensional gene expression data (with researchers of LBNL's Genomics and Life Sciences divisions), topological exploration of scalar data, and visualization of brain imaging data and experimental earthquake data. Gunther earned his Ph.D. in computer science, with a concentration on graphics and visualization, from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany in 2003. » Full CV (PDF)

Research Projects

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Journal Articles

Sugeerth Murugesan, Kristofer Bouchard, Jesse A. Brown, Bernd Hamann, William W. Seeley, Andrew Trujillo, Gunther H. Weber, "Brain Modulyzer: Interactive Visual Analysis of Functional Brain Connectivity", IEEE Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, 2016, LBNL 1005732, doi: 10.1109/TCBB.2016.2564970

Patrick Oesterling, Christian Heine, Gunther H. Weber, Gerik Scheuermann, "Visualizing global structure of nD point clouds as topological 1D height to enable supervised local data analysis", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 2013, 19:514-526, LBNL 5694E,

Daniela M. Ushizima, Dmitriy Morozov, Gunther H. Weber, Andrea G.C. Bianchi, James A. Sethian, E. Wes Bethel, "Augmented Topological Descriptors of Pore Networks for Material Science", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proc. IEEE Vis 2012), 2012, 18:2041-2050, LBNL 5964E,

Beketayev, K., Weber, G.H., Haranczyk, M., Bremer, P.-T., Hlawitschka, M., and Hamann, B., "Topology-based Visualization of Transformation Pathways in Complex Chemical Systems", Computer Graphics Forum (Special Issue, Proc. Eurographics / IEEE Symposium on Visualization), June 2011, 663-672, LBNL 5242E,

Bremer, P.-T., Weber, G.H., Tierny, J., Pascucci, V., Day, M.S., and Bell, J.B., "Interactive Exploration and Analysis of Large Scale Turbulent Combustion Using Topology-based Data Segmentatio", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 2011, 17(9):1307-1324, LBNL 5921E, doi: 10.1109/TVCG.2010.253

O. Rübel, G. H. Weber, M-Y Huang, E. W. Bethel, M. D. Biggin, C. C. Fowlkes, C. Luengo Hendriks, S. V. E. Keränen, M. Eisen, D. Knowles, J. Malik, H. Hagen and B. Hamann, "Integrating Data Clustering and Visualization for the Analysis of 3D Gene Expression Data", IEEE Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, March 2010, 7:64-79, LBNL 382E,

Hank Childs, David Pugmire, Sean Ahern, Brad Whitlock, Mark Howison, Prabhat, Gunther Weber, E. Wes Bethel, "Extreme Scaling of Production Visualization Software on Diverse Architectures", IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, January 2010, 30:22--31, LBNL 3403E,

P.-T. Bremer, G.H. Weber, V. Pascucci, M.S. Day and John B. Bell, "Analyzing and Tracking Burning Structures in Lean Premixed Hydrogen Flames", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 2010, 16:248-260, LBNL 2276E, doi: 10.1109/TVCG.2009.69

O. Rübel, C.G.R. Geddes, E. Cormier-Michel, K. Wu, Prabhat, G.H. Weber, D.M. Ushizima, P. Messmer, H. Hagen, B. Hamann, and E.W. Bethel, "Automatic Beam Path Analysis of laser Wakefield Particle Acceleration Data", IOP Computational Science & Discovery, November 2009, 2, LBNL 2734E,

S. E. Dillard, V. Natarjan, G. H. Weber, V. Pascucci and B. Hamann, "Topology-guided Tessellation of Quadratic Elements", International Journal of Computational Geometry & Applications (IJCGA), April 2009, 19:195-211, LBNL 63771,

G. H. Weber, O. Rübel, M.-Y. Huang, A. H. DePace, C. C. Fowlkes, S. V. E. Keränen, C. L. Luengo Hendriks, H. Hagen, D. W. Knowles, J. Malik, M. D. Biggin and B. Hamann, "Visual exploration of three-dimensional gene expression using physical views and linked abstract views", IEEE Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, 2009, 6:296-309, LBNL 63776, doi: 10.1109/TCBB.2007.70249

C. C. Fowlkes, C. L. Luengo Hendriks, S. V. E. Keränen, G. H. Weber, O. Rübel, M.-Y. Huang, S. Chatoor, A. H. DePace, L. Simirenko, C. Henriquez, A. Beaton, R. Weiszmann, S. Celniker, B. Hamann, D. W. Knowles, M. D. Biggin, M. B. Eisen, J. Malik, "A Quantitative Spatio-temporal Atlas of Gene Expression in the Drosophila Blastoderm", Cell, April 18, 2008, 133:364-374,

Conference Papers

Wahid Bhimji, Debbie Bard, Melissa Romanus, David Paul, Andrey Ovsyannikov, Brian Friesen, Matt Bryson, Joaquin Correa, Glenn K. Lockwood, Vakho Tsulaia, Suren Byna, Steve Farrell, Doga Gursoy, Chris Daley, Vince Beckner, Brian Van Straalen, Nicholas Wright, Katie Antypas, Prabhat,, "Accelerating Science with the NERSC Burst Buffer Early User Program", Cray User Group (CUG) 2016, May 10, 2016,

Gunther H. Weber, Hans Johansen, Daniel T. Graves, Terry J. Ligocki, "Simulating Urban Environments for Energy Analysis", Proceedings Visualization in Environmental Sciences (EnvirVis), 2014, LBNL 6652E,

Gunther H. Weber, Hank Childs, Jeremy S. Meredith, "Efficient Parallel Extraction of Crack-free Isosurfaces from Adaptive Mesh Refinement (AMR) Data", Proceedings of IEEE Symposium on Large Data Analysis and Visualization (LDAV), October 2012, 31--38, LBNL 5799E,

Allen R. Sanderson, Brad Whitlock, Oliver, Hank Childs, Gunther H. Weber, , Kesheng Wu, "A System for Query Based Analysis and Visualization", Third International Eurovis Workshop on Visual EuroVA 2012, Vienna, Austria, January 2012, LBNL 5507E,

Huang, M.-Y., Mackey, L., Keraenen, S.V.E., Weber, G.H., Jordan, M.I., Knowles, D.W., Biggin, M.D. and Hamann, B., "Visually Relating Gene Expression and in vivo DNA Binding Data", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine 2011 (IEEE BIBM 2011), Los Alamitos, California, IEEE Computer Society Press, November 2011, 586-589, LBNL 5423E,

Ushizima, D.M., Weber, G.H., Ajo-Franklin, J., Kim, Y., Macdowell, A., Morozov, D., Nico, P., Parkinson, D., Trebotich, D., Wan, J., and Bethel E.W., "Analysis and visualization for multiscale control of geologic CO2", Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Proceedings of SciDAC 2011, July 2011, LBNL Denver, CO, USA,

Weber, G.H., Bremer, P.T., Gyulassy A., and Pascucci, "Topology-based Feature Definition and Analysis", Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows, San Diego, CA, USA, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, June 2011, 444:292-297, LBNL 5020E,

Deines E., Weber, G.H., Garth, C., Van Straalen, B. Borovikov, S., Martin, D.F., and Joy, K.I., "On the computation of integral curves in adaptive mesh refinement vector fields", Proceedings of Dagstuhl Seminar on Scientific Visualization 2009, Schloss Dagstuhl, 2011, 2:73-91, LBNL 4972E,

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Min-Yu Huang, Gunther H. Weber, Xiao-Yong Li, Mark D. Biggin, and Bernd Hamann, "Quantitative Visualization of ChIP-chip Data by Using Linked Views", Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine 2010 (IEEE BIBM 2010) Workshops, Workshop on Integrative Data Analysis in Systems Biology (IDASB), Los Alamitos, California, IEEE Computer Society Press, December 8, 2010, 195-200, LBNL 4491E,

Patrick Oesterling, Gerik Scheuermann, Sven Teresniak, Gerhard Heyer, Steffen Koch, Thomas Ertl, Gunther H. Weber, "Two-stage Framework for a Topology-Based Projection and Visualization of Classified Document Collections", Proceedings IEEE Symposium on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (IEEE VAST), Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, October 2010, LBNL 4074E,

Oliver Rübel, Sean Ahern, E. Wes Bethel, Mark. D Biggin, Hank Childs, Estelle Cormier-Michel, Angela DePace, Michael B. Eisen, Charless C. Fowlkes, Cameron G. R. Geddes, Hans Hagen, Bernd Hamann, Min-Yu Huang, Soile V. E. Keränen, David W. Knowles, Cris L. Luengo Hendriks, Jitendra Malik, Jeremy Meredith, Peter Messmer, Prabhat, Daniela Ushizima, Gunther H. Weber, and Kesheng Wu, "Coupling Visualization and Data Analysis for Knowledge Discovery from Multi-dimensional Scientific Data", Procedia Computer Science, Proceedings of International Conference on Computational Science, ICCS 2010, June 2010, LBNL 3669E,

G. H. Weber, S. Ahern, E.W. Bethel, S. Borovikov, H.R. Childs, E. Deines, C. Garth, H. Hagen, B. Hamann, K.I. Joy, D. Martin, J. Meredith, Prabhat, D. Pugmire, O. Rübel, B. Van Straalen and K. Wu, "Recent Advances in VisIt: AMR Streamlines and Query-Driven Visualization", Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows: Astronum-2009 (Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series, 3185E, 2010, 429:329-334,

P.-T. Bremer, G.H. Weber, J. Tierny, V. Pascucci, M.S. Day and J.B. Bell, "A Topological Framework for the Interactive Exploration of Large Scale Turbulent Combustion", Proceedings of the 5th IEEE International Conference on e-Science, Oxford, UK, December 2009, 247-254, LBNL 3183E, doi: 10.1109/e-Science.2009.42

D. Pugmire, H. Childs, C. Garth, S. Ahern, G.H. Weber, "Scalable computation of streamlines on very large datasets", Proc. Supercomputing, Portland, OR, USA, November 2009, LBNL 3264E,

E. W. Bethel, C. Johnson, S. Ahern, J. Bell, P.-T. Bremer, H. Childs, E. Cormier-Michel, M. Day, E. Deines, T. Fogal, C. Garth, C. G. R. Geddes, H. Hagen, B. Hamann, C. Hansen, J. Jacobsen, K. Joy, J. Kruger, J. Meredith, P. Messmer, G. Ostrouchov, V. Pascucci, K. Potter, Prabhat, D. Pugmire, O. Rubel, A. Sanderson, C. Silva, D. Ushizima, G. Weber, B. Whitlock, K. Wu, "Occam's Razor and Petascale Visual Data Analysis", SciDAC 2009, J. of Physics: Conference Series, San Diego, California, July 2009, LBNL 2210E,

E. Wes Bethel, Oliver Rübel, Prabhat, Kesheng Wu, Gunther H. Weber, Valerio Pascucci, Hank Childs, Ajith Mascarenhas, Jeremy Meredith, and Sean Ahern, "Modern Scientific Visualization is More than Just Pretty Pictures", Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows: Astronum-2008 (Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series, St. Thomas, USVI, June 2009, 301-317, LBNL 1450E,

K Wu et al., "FastBit: Interactively Searching Massive Data", SciDAC 2009, 2009, LBNL 2164E, doi: 10.1088/1742-6596/180/1/012053

O. Rübel, Prabhat, K. Wu, H. Childs, J. Meredith, C.G.R. Geddes, E. Cormier-Michel, S. Ahern, G.H. Weber, P. Messmer, H. Hagen, B. Hamann and E.W. Bethel, "High Performance Multivariate Visual Data Exploration for Extemely Large Data", Supercomputing (SC), Austin, Texas, USA, November 2008, LBNL 716E,

G.H. Weber, V. Beckner, H. Childs, T. Ligocki, M. Miller, B. van Straalen, E.W. Bethel, "Visualization of Scalar Adaptive Mesh Refinement Data", Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows: Astronum-2007 (Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series), April 2008, 385:309-320, LBNL 220E,

Daniela Ushizima, Oliver Rübel, Prabhat, Gunther Weber, E. Wes Bethel, Cecilia Aragon, Cameron Geddes, Estelle Cormier-Michel, Bernd Hamann, Peter Messmer, Hans Hagen, "Automated Analysis for Detecting Beams in Laser Wakefield Simulations", 2008 Seventh International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications, Proceedings of IEEE ICMLA'08, 2008, 382-387, LBNL 960E,

Book Chapters

Gunther H. Weber, Helwig Hauser, "Interactive Visual Exploration and Analysis", Mathematics and Visualization, (Springer-Verlag: 2014) Pages: 161--174, LBNL 6655E,

Patrick Oesterling, Christian Heine, Gunther H. Weber, Gerik Scheuermann, "A Topology-Based Approach to Visualize the Thematic Composition of Document Collections", Theory and Applications of Natural Language Processing, (Springer International Publishing: 2014) Pages: 63-85 doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-12655-5_4

Kenes Beketayev, Damir Yeliussizov, Dmitriy Morozov, Gunther H. Weber, Bernd Hamann, "Measuring the Distance Between Merge Trees", Mathematics and Visualization, (Springer-Verlag: 2014) Pages: 151--166

Dmitriy Morozov, Gunther H. Weber, "Distributed Contour Trees", Mathematics and Visualization, (Springer-Verlag: 2014) Pages: 89-102

Hank Childs, Eric Brugger, Brad Whitlock, Jeremy Meredith, Sean Ahern, David Pugmire, Kathleen Biagas, Mark Miller, Cyrus Harrison, Gunther H. Weber, Hari Krishnan, Thomas Fogal, Allen Sanderson, Christoph Garth, E. Wes Bethel, David Camp, Oliver Rubel, Marc Durant, Jean M. Favre, Paul Navratil, "VisIt: An End-User Tool For Visualizing and Analyzing Very Large Data", High Performance Visualization---Enabling Extreme-Scale Scientific Insight, ( October 2012) Pages: 357--372

Hank Childs, David Pugmire, Sean Ahern, Brad Whitlock, Mark Howison, Prabhat, Gunther Weber, E. Wes Bethel, "Visualization at Extreme Scale Concurrency", High Performance Visualization---Enabling Extreme-Scale Scientific Insight, ( October 2012) Pages: 291--306

O. Rübel, S.V.E. Keränen, M.D. Biggin, D.W. Knowles, G.H. Weber, H. Hagen, B. Hamann, and E.W. Bethel, "Linking Advanced Visualization and MATLAB for the Analysis of 3D Gene Expression Data", Mathematics and Visualization, Visualization in Medicine and Life Sciences II, Progress and New Challenges, edited by L. Linsen and B. Hamann and H. Hagen and H.-C. Hege, (Springer Verlag: 2012) Pages: 267-285, LBNL 4891E,

Weber, G.H., Bremer, P.-T. and Pascucci, V., "Topological Cacti: Visualizing Contour-based Statistics", Topological Methods in Data Analysis and Visualization II, (Springer Verlag: 2011) Pages: 63-76, LBNL 5018E,

G.H. Weber, P.-T. Bremer, M.S. Day, J.B. Bell, and V. Pascucci, "Feature tracking using Reeb graphs", Topological Methods in Data Analysis and Visualization: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications, edited by V. Pascucci, X. Tricoche, H. Hagen, and J. Tierny,, (Springer Verlag: 2011) Pages: 241-253, LBNL 4226E,

Daniela Ushizima, Cameron Geddes, Estelle Cormier-Michel, E. Wes Bethel, Janet Jacobsen, Prabhat, Oliver Rubel, Gunther Weber, Bernard Hamann, Peter Messmer, Hans Hagen, "Automated detection and analysis of particle beams in laser-plasma accelerator simulations", Machine Learning, edited by Yagang Zhang, (In-Teh: February 2010) Pages: 367-389, LBNL 3845E,

N. Shah, N., S. E. Dillard, G.H. Weber, B. Hamann, "Volume visualization of multiple alignment of large genomic DNA", Mathematical Foundations of Scientific Visualization, Computer Graphics, and Massive Data Exploration, edited by Torsten Moller and Bernd Hamann and Robert Russell, (Springer-Verlag: July 2009) Pages: 325-342, LBNL 63126,

M. Hlawitschka, G.H. Weber, A. Anwander, O.T. Carmichael, B. Hamann and G. Scheuermann, "Interactive Volume Rendering of Diffusion Tensor Data", Visualization and Processing of Tensor Fields: Advances and Perspectives, (Springer-Verlag: April 2009) Pages: 161-176, LBNL 2286E,

O. Rübel, G. H. Weber, M-Y Huang, E. W. Bethel, S. V. E. Keränen, C. C. Fowlkes, C. L. Luengo Hendriks, A. H. DePace, L. Simirenko, M. B. Eisen, M. D. Biggin, H. Hagen, J. Malik, D. W. Knowles and B. Hamann, "PointCloudXplore 2: Visual Exploration of 3D Gene Expression", Visualization of Large and Unstructured Data Sets, edited by C. Garth, H. Hagen, M. Hering-Bertram, (Gesellschaft fuer Informatik (GI): 2008) LBNL 249E,

M.-Y. Huang, O. Rübel, G.H. Weber, C.L. Luengo Hendriks, M.D. Biggin, H. Hagen, B. Hamann, "Segmenting Gene Expression Patterns of Early-stage Drosophila Embryos.", Mathematical Methods for Visualization in Medicine and Life Sciences, edited by L. Linsen, H. Hagen, B. Hamann, (Springer-Verlag: January 2008) Pages: 313--327, LBNL 62450,

Reports

E. Wes Bethel, David Camp, Hank Childs, Mark Howison, Hari Krishnan, Burlen Loring, Joerg Meyer, Prabhat, Oliver Ruebel, Daniela Ushizima, Gunther Weber, "Towards Exascale: High Performance Visualization and Analytics – Project Status Report. Technical Report", DOE Exascale Research Conference, April 2012,

Gunther H. Weber, Kenes Beketayev, Peer-Timo Bremer, Bernd Hamann, Maciej Haranczyk, Mario Hlawitschka, Valerio Pascucci, "Comprehensible Presentation of Topological Information", Status report for DOE Exascale Research Conference, April 2012, LBNL 5693E,

Gunther H. Weber, Peer-Timo Bremer, "In-situ Analysis: Challenges and Opportunities", Position paper for DOE Exascale Research Conference, April 2012, LBNL 5692E,

MacCarthy, B., Carr, H., Weber, G.H., "Topological Galleries: A High Level User Interface for Topology Controlled Volume Rendering", 2011, LBNL 5019E,

Posters

Gunther H. Weber, Dmitriy Morozov, Kenes Beketayev, John Bell, Peer-Timo Bremer, Marc Day, Bernd Hamann, Christian Heine, Maciej Haranczyk, Mario Hlawitschka, Valerio Pascucci, Patrick Oesterling, Gerik Scheuermann, "Topology-based Visualization and Analysis of High-dimensional Data and Time-varying Data at the Extreme Scale", DOE Exascale Research Conference, April 2012,

Ushizima, D.M., Weber, G., Morozov, D., Bethel, W., Sethian, J.A., "Algorithms for Microstructure Description applied to Microtomography", Carbon Cycle 2.0 Symposium, February 10, 2012,

Prabhat, Suren Byna. Chris Paciorek, Gunther Weber, Kesheng Wu, Thomas Yopes, Michael Wehner, William Collins, George Ostrouchov, Richard Strelitz, E. Wes Bethel, "Pattern Detection and Extreme Value Analysis on Large Climate Data", DOE/BER Climate and Earth System Modeling PI Meeting, September 2011,

O. Rübel, Prabhat, K. Wu, H. Childs, J. Meredith, C.G.R. Geddes, E. Cormier-Michel, S. Ahern, G.H. Weber, P. Messmer, H. Hagen, B. Hamann and E.W. Bethel, "Application of High-performance Visual Analysis Methods to Laser Wakefield Particle Acceleration Data", IEEE Visualization 2008, October 2008,

Others

Patrick Oesterling, Christian Heine, Gunther H. Weber, Dmitriy Morozov, Gerik Scheuermann, Computing and Visualizing Time-Varying Merge Trees for High-Dimensional Data, Mathematics and Visualization, 2016,

C. Garth, E. Deines, K. Joy, E. W. Bethel, H. Childs, G. Weber, S. Ahern, D. Pugmire, A. Sanderson, C. Johnson, Twists and Turns: Vector Field Visual Data Analysis for Petascale Computational Science, SciDAC Review, Pages: 10-21, 2009,

C. G. R. Geddes, E Cormier-Michel, E. H. Esarey, C. B. Schroeder, J.-L. Vay, W. P. Leemans, D. L.. Bruhwiler, J. R. Cary, B. Cowan, M. Durant, P. Hamill, P. Messmer, P. Mullowney, C. Nieter, K. Paul, S. Shasharina, S. Veitzer, G. Weber, O. Rübel, D. Ushizima, Prabhat, E. W.Bethel, K. Wu, Large Fields for Smaller Facility Sources, SciDAC Review, Pages: 13-21, 2009,

E. Wes Bethel, Chris Johnson, Charles Hansen, Claudio Silva, Steven Parker, Allen Sanderson, Lee Myers, Martin Cole, Xavier Tricoche, Sean Ahern, George Ostrouchov, Dave Pugmire, Jamison Daniel, Jeremy Meredith, Valerio Pascucci, Hank Childs, Peer-Timo Bremer, Ajith Mascarenhas, Ken Joy, Bernd Hamann, Christoph Garth, Cecilia Aragon, Gunther Weber, and Prabhat, Seeing the Unseeable, SciDAC Review, Pages: 24-33, 2008,

Gunther H. Weber, Oliver Kreylos, Terry J. Ligocki, Jonh Shalf, Hans Hagen, Bernd Hamann, Ken I. Joy, Kwan-Liu Ma, High-quality Volume Rendering of Adaptive Mesh Refinement Data, VMV, Pages: 121-128 2001,