User Profile


Amit Chourasia
About amit_chourasia:
Amit Chourasia leads the Visualization Services Group, TeraGrid Visualization Working Group and Advanced User Visualization Support at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC). SDSC is a national supercomputing facility funded by National Science Foundation(NSF) and is a Organised Research Unit at University of California San Diego. Amit's work is focused on leading the research, development and application of software tools for scientific visualization; for data typically generated by massively large computer simulations in various fields of science and engineering. Key portion of his work is to find ways to represent data in a visual form that is clear, succint and accurate (a challenging yet very exciting endeavour). He has had opportunities to work with research groups doing path breaking research in areas of astrophysics, biological sciences, climate modeling, computational fluid dynamics, nano technology, psychology, structural engineering and seismology. He believes that with the help of well done visualization domain scientists can gain significant insights and ask more relevant questions in addition to visual validation of their data.

Amit's research and application interests are in area of visualization, visual perception and computer graphics. He received a Master's degree in Computers Graphics Technology from Purdue University, West Lafayette and a Baccalaureate degree in Architecture(Honors) from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He was the Co-Chair for the 2008 IEEE Visualization Design Contest. Currently, he is a reviewer for Euro Vis conference, member of Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee, program commitee member of International Symposium on Visual Computing, and Chair for the 2009 IEEE Visualization Design Contest.

"Imagination is more important than knowledge" - Albert Einstein
Publications in PubMed
  1. Chourasia A, Cutchin S, Cui Y, Moore RW, Olsen K, Day SM, Minster JB, Maechling P, Jordan TH. Visual insights into high-resolution earthquake Simulations. IEEE computer graphics and applications 27(5).
Book Chapters

•A. Chourasia
Visualization of Seismic Model Data, In C. Baru & R. G. Keller (Ed/s.), Geoinformatics: Cyberinfrastructure for the Solid Earth Sciences
Cambridge University Press (invited, under review)

•P. Maechling, Y. Cui, K. Olsen, D. Okaya. E. Deelman, A. Chourasia, G. Mehta, T. Jordon
Community Codes for Earthquake Wave Propagation Research – The TeraShake Platform, In C. Baru & R. G. Keller (Ed/s.), Geoinformatics: Cyberinfrastructure for the Solid Earth Sciences
Cambridge University Press (invited, under review)

•Y. Cui, A. Chourasia, R. Moore, K. B. Olsen, P. Maechling, T. Jordan. (2008)
The TeraShake Computational Platform for Large-Scale Earthquake Simulations
Advances in Geocomputing, Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences, 119, pp. 229-278.
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg (in press)
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-85879-9_7

• Y. Cui, R. Moore, K. Olsen, A. Chourasia, P. Maechling, B. Minster, S. Day, Y. Hu, J. Zhu, A. Majumdar, T. Jordan (2007)
Enabling very-large scale earthquake simulations on parallel machines
Computational Science – ICCS 2007, Vol. 4487, pp. 46-53, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg


• K. B. Olsen, S. M. Day, L. Dalguer, J. Mayhew, Y. Cui, J. Zhu, V.M. Cruz-Atienza, D. Roten, P. Maechling, T.H. Jordan, and A. Chourasia (in press)
ShakeOut-D: Ground Motion Estimates Using an Ensemble of Large Earthquakes on the Southern San Andreas Fault With Spontaneous Rupture Propagation
Geophysical Research Letters

• A. Chourasia, S. M. Cutchin, B. Aagaard (2008)
Visualizing the ground motions of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake
Computers & Geosciences, vol 34, pp. 1798-1805, December 2008
DOI: 10.1016/j.cageo.2008.01.012

• K. B. Olsen, S. M. Day, J. B. Minster, Y. Cui, A. Chourasia, D. Okaya, P. Maechling, T. Jordan (2008)
TeraShake2: Spontaneous Rupture Simulations of Mw 7.7 Earthquakes on the Southern San Andreas Fault
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Vol. 98, No. 3, pp. 1162-1185, June 2008, doi: 10.1785/0120070148

• Y. Cui, R. Moore, K. B. Olsen, A. Chourasia, P. Maechling, J. B. Minster, S. M. Day, Y. Hu, J. Zhu, T. Jordan (2008)
Toward petascale earthquakes simulations
Acta Geotechnica, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg
DOI: 10.1007/s11440-008-0055-2

• A. Chourasia, S. M. Cutchin, K. B. Olsen, B. Minster, S. Day, Y. Cui, P. Maechling, R. Moore, T. Jordan (2007)
Visual insights into high resolution earthquake simulations
IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications ,vol. 27, no. 5, pp. 28-34, September/October, 2007

• A. Chourasia, J. Schulze (2007)
Data centric transfer functions for high dynamic range volume data
In Proceedings of the International Conference on Visualization and Computer Vision (WSCG)
Plzen, Czech Republic, January 29-February 01, 2007, pp. 9-16

• A. Chourasia (2007)
Digital re-creation of a seven story building shake during an earthquake
ACM Crossroads, 13-3, pp. 6-8, 2007

• P. Andrews, M. Margo, A. Chourasia,, J. Towns (2006)
Enabling HPC E-Science via integrated grid infrastructure
2nd IEEE Conference on eScience and Grid Computing, Dec 4-6, 2006
Amsterdam, Netherlands

• K. B. Olsen, S. M. Day, J. B. Minster, Y. Cui, A. Chourasia, M. Faerman, R. Moore, P. Maechling, T. Jordan (2006)
Strong shaking in Los Angeles expected from southern San Andreas earthquake
Geophysical Research Letters, 33, L07305, doi:10.1029/2005GL025472. 2006

• W. S. Meador, A. Chourasia (2003)
Using 3D computer animation tools to render complex simulations
Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition
Nashville, Tennessee. 2003