Dr Mel Krokos
I am a Senior Lecturer in Computer Graphics and Visualisation in the School of Creative Technologies, member of ACM SIGRAPH and ACM SIGGRAPH pioneers, and a senior member of IEEE. I have been a software developer for an open source framework for biomedical applications, and I am currently member of the VisIVO developers team, a grid-enabled visualisation toolkit for astrophysics, a member of the Splotch developers team, a high performance volume ray casting approach, and a founding member of the STARnet gateway federation, a network of gateways sharing services for authentication, infrastructure access, and data/workflow repositories.
My research interests are on emerging technologies for big data visualisation including hardware-accelerated algorithms, high performance computing, computational grids and scientific gateways, to underpin data intensive problems in disciplines ranging from cosmology and astrophysics to geosciences. I am further interested in technical solutions bridging the gap between arts and sciences to support advanced tools for computer games, e-learning systems and virtual reality.