Hello and welcome to my personal homepage. I am currently a Moore-Sloan Data Science Fellow in the Center for Data Science at New York University and the Development Lead for the OpenSpace project. This page contains a collection of my various private and professional projects, academical achievements, musings about the development of, various miscellenous items, as well as a curriculum vitæ. The picture shows me together with Charlie Duke after flying him back to his Moon landing location from Apollo 16.
In my research during my PhD studies and as a fellow, I am studying and using Visualization techniques to generate applications that can make difficult data, for example CT/MRI scans or astronomical datasets, easier to understand for a specific target audience, such as domain experts or the general public. Previous projects covered areas from biomedical simulations, deep-brain stimulation visualizations, urban search and rescue applications, topological analyses used for segmentation of fishes, as well as various astronomical and astrophysical phenomena. This page contains a full list of publications and presentations for the interested reader.
OpenSpace is an open-source, collaborative project that aims at visualizing the entire cosmos. The project is a collaboration between Linköping University in Sweden, the American Museum of Natural History in New York, the Community Coordinated Modeling Center at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, New York University, and the University of Utah's Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute. The software is used for interactive visualization of astronomical and astrophysical phenomena and has been used in a variety of events. On July 15th, 2015 OpenSpace was used to visualize New Horizon's flyby at Pluto in an event hosted by the American Museum of Natural History called Breakfast at Pluto. Other projects included visualizations of ESA's Rosetta space craft, as well as planetary renderings on Earth and Mars. The most recent visualization was a live presentation in the Hayden Planetarium providing information about the Sun-Earth connection and the effect of Space Weather on it.