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Interactive Data Analysis & Scientific Visualization with Paraview

Scientific visualization of large datasets allows you to identify critical areas and vulnerabilities during the design process so that you can focus efforts, cut design time and create a better product.

It can be applied across a number of areas, including engineering, material science, sensor/drone data, geospatial, and life sciences. This workshop will introduce participants to scientific visualization on both a conceptual and practical level. Following an overview, the session will focus on teaching participants how to use the open-source Paraview visualization software on their own desktop. This will be followed by a demonstration on how Paraview can be used on a supercomputer for datasets that are too large for desktop or workstations.

This is a beginner, hands-on workshop.

The session will cover the following topics:

  • Using scientific visualization in communication and decision-making
  • Types of visualization
  • Extracting data from your model
  • Using the open-source Paraview visualization software on a desktop. Datasets will be provided.
  • Demonstration on how to do scientific visualization on a supercomputer using Paraview

Key Learning Outcomes

  • To understand the value of scientific visualization
  • To know the basics of Paraview
  • To be able to load datasets and create scientific visualizations on a desktop using Paraview
  • To understand when scaling up visualizations to run on a supercomputer is beneficial, and how to get started

Target Audience

  • R&D engineering or scientific staff with no scientific visualization experience


Dr. Angus Creech

NOTE this session takes place 1230-1600hrs Atlantic / 1300-1630hrs NL