Kaloian Petkov

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In Virtual Reality, immersive systems such as the CAVE provide an important tool for the collaborative exploration of large 3D data. Unlike head-mounted displays, these systems are often only partially immersive due to space, access, or cost constraints. The resulting loss of visual information becomes a major obstacle for critical tasks that need to(More)
The Lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) for visual simulation of fluid flow generally employs cubic Cartesian (CC) lattices such as the D3Q13 and D3Q19 lattices for the particle transport. However, the CC lattices lead to suboptimal representation of the simulation space. We introduce the face-centered cubic (FCC) lattice, fD3Q13, for LBM simulations. Compared(More)
We introduce a novel remote volume rendering pipeline for medical visualization targeted for mHealth (mobile health) applications. The necessity of such a pipeline stems from the large size of the medical imaging data produced by current CT and MRI scanners with respect to the complexity of the volumetric rendering algorithms. For example, the resolution of(More)
We present a novel custom-built 3D immersive environment, called the Immersive Cabin (IC). The IC is fully enclosed with an automatic door on the rear screen, and thus very different from existing CAVE environments. Our IC, the construction of the projection screens and stereo projectors as well as the calibration procedure are explained in details. The(More)
We designed and built a next-generation visualization facility, the Reality Deck, that simultaneously offers state-of-the-art aggregate resolution and immersion. The Reality Deck is a 1.5 gigapixel immersive tiled display with a full 360◦ horizontal field of view. Comprised of 416 high density LCD displays, it is built to tackle today’s big data problems(More)
Modern graphics processing units (GPUs) can perform generalpurpose computations in addition to the native specialized graphics operations. Due to the highly parallel nature of graphics processing, the GPU has evolved into a many-core coprocessor that supports high data parallelism. Its performance has been growing at a rate of squared Moore’s law, and its(More)
Current immersive VR systems such as the CAVE provide an effective platform for the immersive exploration of large 3D data. A major limitation is that in most cases at least one display surface is missing due to space, access or cost constraints. This partially-immersive visualization results in a substantial loss of visual information that may be(More)
Copyright is held by the author/owner(s). CHI 2013 Extended Abstracts, April 27 May 2, 2013, Paris, France. ACM 978-1-4503-1952-2/13/04. Abstract We have constructed a gigapixel resolution display that offers a full 360 horizontal field-of-view. This system, called the Reality Deck, is the world’s most expansive large-format display and it is the largest(More)
The Reality Deck is a visualization facility offering state-of-the-art aggregate resolution and immersion. Its a 1.5-Gpixel immersive tiled display with a full 360-degree horizontal field of view. Comprising 416 high-density LED-backlit LCD displays, it visualizes gigapixel-resolution data while providing 20/20 visual acuity for most of the visualization(More)