Collaborative Scientific Visualization through Visual Programming
IRIS Explorer™ is an application-building system for collaborative scientific data visualization developed for use in distributed, heterogeneous environments. The user interface is a visual programming environment, whereby users graphically construct dataflow models (“maps”) by linking together and interacting with an extensive library of computation modules.
The system was written in C/C++ on IRIX using the X11/Motif toolkit as well as SGI toolkits such as ImageVision™, for image processing and displaying of two-dimensional data, and both OpenGL™ and Open Inventor™, for rendering three-dimensional data.
I developed modules to optimize image processing routines; worked on projects in digital audio and speech recognition; and conducted general software testing. This was my first exposure real-world software engineering.
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