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RAP opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology     NIST

Real-time Quantitative Visualization


Information Technology Laboratory, Applied and Computational Mathematics Division

opportunity location
50.77.11.B7763 Gaithersburg, MD

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Judith E. Terrill 301.975.2882


We are working to create visualization systems that serve as precision measurement instruments, supporting interactive probing of “samples” to derive quantitative data to enable scientific discovery. We use virtual samples, built from data obtained from either physical measurement or computational simulation.

Our ability to extend measurement science to the virtual world is enabled by advances in the speed and capability of graphics processing units (GPUs). In particular, visualization techniques that employ shaders have the potential to play a central role in measurement and analysis tools within a visualization system because these programs can perform substantial numeric processing within the visualization pipeline where they have direct access to the geometric data describing the objects of study.

Additionally, this allows access to the information needed to determine uncertainties, a prerequisite for precision measurement. This research opportunity focuses all aspects of quantitative visualization, i.e., measurement and analysis applied to visualization objects directly in real-time.


key words
Graphics processing units (GPUs); Precision measurement; Shaders; Information visualization; Visual analytics; Scientific visualization; Network visualization;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$82,764.00 $3,000.00
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