Publications

A list of papers, presentations, and appearances in the media.

Papers

2018
  • Gregory H. Bauer, Brett Bode, Jeremy Enos, William T. Kramer, Scott Lathrop, Celso L. Mendes, and Robert Sisneros. “Best practices and lessons from deploying and operating a sustained-petascale system: the blue waters experience.” In Best Practices and Lessons from Deploying and Operating a Sustained-Petascale System: The Blue Waters Experience, p. 0. IEEE, 2018.
  • Scott Lathrop, Celso Mendes, Jeremy Enos, Brett Bode, Gregory Bauer, Robert Sisneros, and William Kramer. “Best practices for management and operation of large HPC installations.” Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience (2018): e2653.
  • Allen Sanderson, Alan Humphrey, John Schmidt, and Robert Sisneros. “Coupling the Uintah Framework and the VisIt Toolkit for Parallel In Situ Data Analysis and Visualization and Computational Steering.”
  • Robert Sisneros, Jonghoon J. Kim, Mohammad Raji, and Kalyana Chadalavada. “How Deep is Your I/O? Toward Practical Large-Scale I/O Optimization via Machine Learning Methods.” In Proceedings of Cray User Group Meeting (CUG-2018). 2018.
2017
  • Mohammad Raji, Alok Hota, Robert Sisneros, Peter Messmer, and Jian Huang. “Photo-Guided Exploration of Volume Data Features.” arXiv preprint arXiv:1710.06815 (2017).
  • Cong Xu, Shane Snyder, Vishwanath Venkatesan, Philip Carns, Omkar Kulkarni, Suren Byna, Robert Sisneros, and Kalyana Chadalavada. “DXT: Darshan eXtended Tracing.” Argonne National Lab.(ANL), Argonne, IL (United States), 2017.
  • Matthieu Dorier, Gabriel Antoniu, Franck Cappello, Marc Snir, Robert Sisneros, Orcun Yildiz, Shadi Ibrahim, Tom Peterka, and Leigh Orf. “Damaris: addressing performance variability in data management for post-petascale simulations.” ACM Transactions on Parallel Computing (TOPC) 3, no. 3 (2016): 15.
2016
  • Robert Sisneros, Mohammad Raji, Mark W. Van Moer, and David Bock. “Chasing Rainbows: A Color-Theoretic Framework for Improving and Preserving Bad Colormaps.” In International Symposium on Visual Computing, pp. 391-402. Springer, Cham, 2016.
  • Matthieu Dorier, Robert Sisneros, Leonardo Bautista Gomez, Tom Peterka, Leigh Orf, Lokman Rahmani, Gabriel Antoniu, and Luc Boug. “Adaptive performance-constrained in situ visualization of atmospheric simulations.” In Cluster Computing (CLUSTER), 2016 IEEE International Conference on, pp. 269-278. IEEE, 2016.
  • Robert Sisneros and David Pugmire. “Tuned to Terrible: A Study of Parallel Particle Advection State of the Practice.” In Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium Workshops, 2016 IEEE International, pp. 1058-1067. IEEE, 2016.
  • John E.Stone, Peter Messmer, Robert Sisneros, and Klaus Schulten. “High performance molecular visualization: In-situ and parallel rendering with EGL.” In IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing, Workshops and Phd Forum:[proceedings]. IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing, Workshops and Phd Forum, vol. 2016, p. 1014. NIH Public Access, 2016.
  • Lokman Rahmani, Matthieu Dorier, Luc Boug, Gabriel Antoniu, Robert Sisneros, and Tom Peterka. “Towards Smart Visualization Framework for Climate Simulations.” (2016).
  • Robert Sisneros. “A classification of parallel I/O toward demystifying HPC I/O best practices.” In Proceedings of Cray User Group Meeting (CUG-2016). 2016.
  • Cong Xu, Suren Byna, Vishwanath Venkatesan, Robert Sisneros, Omkar Kulkarni, Mohamad Chaarawi, and Kalyana Chadalavada. “LIOProf: Exposing Lustre File System Behavior for I/O Middleware.” In Cray User Group Conference. 2016.
  • Matthieu Dorier, Robert Sisneros, Leonardo Bautista-Gomez, Tom Peterka, Leigh Orf, Rob Ross, Lokman Rahmani, Gabriel Antoniu, and Luc Boug. “Performance-Constrained In Situ Visualization of Atmospheric Simulations.” PhD diss., INRIA Rennes-Bretagne Atlantique, 2016.
2015
  • David Bock, Leigh Orf, and Robert Sisneros. “Visualization of a Tornado-producing Thunderstorm: A Study of Visual Representation.” Supercomputing, 2015.
  • Robert Sisneros, “A Feature-first Approach to Clustering for Highlighting Regions of Interest in Scientific Data”, In Proceedings of International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS), Procedia Computer Science, 51C, pp. 2207-2216, 2015.
  • Robert Sisneros, “Visualizing the Big (and Large) Data from an HPC Resource.” In Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows ASTRONUM-2014, vol. 498, p. 240. 2015.
  • Surendra Byna, Robert Sisneros, Kalyana Chadalavada, and Quincey Koziol, “Tuning Parallel I/O on Blue Waters for Writing 10 Trillion Particles”, In Proceedings of Cray User Group Meeting (CUG), 2015.
2014
  • M. Scot Breitenfeld, Kalyana Chadalavada, Robert Sisneros, and Surendra Byna “Recent Progress in Tuning Performance of Large-scale I/O with Parallel HDF5”, In Proceedings of 9th Parallel Data Storage Workshop, SC 2014.
  • B.D. Semeraro, Robert Sisneros, Joshi Fullop, and G.H. Bauer, “It Takes a Village: Monitoring the Blue Waters Supercomputer”, IEEE Cluster Workshop on Monitoring and Analysis for High Performance Computing Systems Plus Applications, 2014.
  • Robert Sisneros, Joshi Fullop, B. David Semeraro, and Greg Bauer, “Ribbons: Enabling the Effective Use of HPC Utilization Data for System Support Staff”, In EuroVis Workshop on Visual Analytics, pp. 13-17. The Eurographics Association, 2014.
  • Robert Sisneros and Kalyana Chadalavada, “Toward Understanding Congestion Protection Events on Blue Waters Via Visual Analytics”, In Proceedings of Cray User Group Meeting (CUG), 2014.
  • Joshi Fullop and Robert Sisneros, “A Diagnostic Utility For Analyzing Periods Of Degraded Job Performance”, In Proceedings of Cray User Group Meeting (CUG), 2014.
2013
  • Robert Sisneros, L.G. Orf, G.H. Bryan, “Ultra-high Resolution Simulation of a Downburst-producing Thunderstorm”, Scientific Visualization Showcase, High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SCC), 2013 SC Companion, 2013.
  • Robert Sisneros and Mark Van Moer, Expanding Plus-Minus for Visual and Statistical Analysis of NBA Box-Score Data, In Proceedings of IEEE Vis Workshop on Sports Data Visualization, 2013.
  • Matthieu Dorier, Robert Sisneros, Tom Peterka, Gabriel Antoniu, and Dave Semeraro, “Damaris/Viz: A Nonintrusive, Adaptable and User-friendly in Situ Visualization Framework”, In Large-Scale Data Analysis and Visualization (LDAV), 2013 IEEE Symposium on, pp. 67-75, IEEE, 2013.
  • Kalyana Chadalavada and Robert Sisneros, “Analysis of the Blue Waters File System Architecture for Application I/O Performance”, In Proceedings of Cray User Group Meeting (CUG), 2013.
  • Robert Sisneros, Jian Huang, George Ostrouchov, Sean Ahern, and Dave Semeraro, “Contrasting Climate Ensembles: A Model-Based Visualization Approach for Analyzing Extreme Events”, In Proceedings of International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS), Procedia Computer Science, 18, pp. 2347-2356, 2013.
  • Jingyuan Wang, Robert Sisneros, and Jian Huang, “Interactive Selection of Multivariate Features in Large Spatiotemporal Data”, In Visualization Symposium (PacificVis), 2013 IEEE Pacific, pp. 145-152, IEEE, 2013.
2012
  • Kuhn, V., R. Arora, A. Craig, M. Simeone, D. Bock, K. Franklin, L. Marini, "Large Scale Video Analytics: On-demand, iterative inquiry for moving image research." 8th IEEE International Conference on eScience, Oct. 2012.
  • Jeremy S. Meredith, Robert Sisneros, David Pugmire, and Sean Ahern, “A Distributed Data-parallel Framework for Analysis and Visualization Algorithm Development”, In Proceedings of the 5th Annual Workshop on General Purpose Processing with Graphics Processing Units (GPGPU-5), pp. 11-19, ACM, 2012.
  • Jeremy S. Meredith, Sean Ahern, Dave Pugmire, and Robert Sisneros, “EAVL: The Extreme-scale Analysis and Visualization Library”, In Eurographics Symposium on Parallel Graphics and Visualization, pp. 21-30, The Eurographics Association, 2012.
  • Robert Sisneros, Chris Malone, Andy Nonaka, and Stan Woosley, “Investigation of Turbulence in the Early Stages of a High Resolution Supernova Simulation”, Scientific Visualization Showcase, High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SCC), 2012 SC Companion, pp. 1557-1558, 2012.
2011
  • McGrath, R.E., A. Craig, D. Bock, and R. Rocha. "Augmented Reality for an Ethnobotany Workbook". Technical Note, Institute for Computing in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Arts (I-CHASS), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, October 2011
  • A. Masud and R. Calderer (2011 – M. Van Moer contributed imagery). "A variational multiscale method for incompressible turbulent flows: bubble functions and fine scale fields." Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, vol 200, 2577-2593, 2011. doi:10.1016/j.cma.2011.04.010.
2009
  • A. Masud and R. Calderer (2009 – M. Van Moer contributed imagery). "A variational multiscale stablized formulation for the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations." Computational Mechanics, vol 44, 145-160, 2009. doi: 10.1007/s00466-008-0362-3.
2008
  • Cantero, M. I., S. Balachandar, M. H. Garcia, and D. Bock (2008), "Turbulent structures in planar gravity currents and their influence on the flow dynamics." J. Geophys. Res., 113, C08018, doi:10.1029/2007JC004645.

Media appearances

Presentations

2018
  • A Framework Merging Analytics and Analysis in the Service of Analysis and Analytics
    Robert Sisneros, Paper Presentation, SciDataCon at International Data Week, November, 2018
  • Toward Tuned to Terrific: Parallel Particle Advection, I/O Optimization, and Deep Learning
    Robert Sisneros, Dagstuhl Seminar 18271 (In Situ Visualization for Computational Science), July, 2018
  • Best Practices for Management and Operation of Large HPC Installations
    Robert Sisneros, PEARC 18, July, 2018
  • Scalable HPC Data Analysis and Visualization Using VisIt
    Robert Sisneros, Conference Tutorial, PEARC 18, July, 2018
  • VisIt Software Hands-on Tutorial
    Robert Sisneros, Broadening Participation in Visualization (BPViz’18), June, 2018
  • Visualization on Blue Waters
    Mark Van Moer and Robert Sisneros, Blue Waters Symposium, May, 2018
  • How Deep is Your I/O? Toward Practical Large-Scale I/O Optimization via Machine Learning Methods
    Robert Sisneros, Paper Presentation, Cray User Group Meeting (CUG-2018), May, 2018
2017
  • Effective HPC Visualization and Data Analysis Using VisIt
    Robert Sisneros, Conference Tutorial, SC 17, November, 2017
  • Scientific Visualization Software Suite (VisIt) Demonstration
    Robert Sisneros, PRACE 2017 Spring School joint event with VI-SEEM, April, 2017
  • Visualization: From Alpha to Omega
    Robert Sisneros, PRACE 2017 Spring School joint event with VI-SEEM, April, 2017
  • Large-scale Data (Re)Sampling: Recent Experiences and State of the Practice Shortcomings
    Robert Sisneros, The Eighth Joint Laboratory for Extreme Scale Computing (JLESC) Workshop, April, 2017
  • HPC Visualization: Intersecting Big Data and “Big Data"
    Robert Sisneros, NCSA Industry Engineers Meeting, April, 2017
2016
  • Early Work in the Application of Deep Learning for Scientific Visualization
    Robert Sisneros, The Sixth Joint Laboratory for Extreme Scale Computing (JLESC) Workshop, December, 2016
  • Chasing Rainbows: A Color-Theoretic Framework for Improving and Preserving Bad Colormaps
    Robert Sisneros, Paper Presentation, International Symposium on Visual Computing, December, 2016
  • Effective HPC Visualization and Data Analysis Using VisIt
    Robert Sisneros, Conference Tutorial, SC 16, November, 2016
  • A Tale of Two Tables: An Inadequate Data Model
    Robert Sisneros, Cray HPC Monitoring Workshop, October, 2016
  • Hands on SciVis Workshop
    Robert Sisneros, Broadening Participation in Visualization (BPViz’16), August, 2016
  • A Data + Visual Analytics Approach to Understanding Parallel I/O
    Robert Sisneros, The Fifth Joint Laboratory for Extreme Scale Computing (JLESC) Workshop, June, 2016
  • Doubling the Whammy: Relating Parallel Particle Advection State-of-the-Art to In Situ Processing
    Robert Sisneros, Workshop on In Situ Visualization (WOIV), ISC High Performance (ISC), June, 2016
  • Tuned to Terrible: A Study of Parallel Particle Advection State of the Practice
    Robert Sisneros, Paper Presentation, Workshop on High Performance Data Analysis and Visualization (HPDAV), International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS), May, 2016
  • A Classification of Parallel I/O Toward Demystifying HPC I/O Best Practices
    Robert Sisneros, Paper Presentation, Cray User Group Meeting (CUG), May, 2016
  • Bridging the Gap Between High Quality and High Performance for HPC Visualization
    Robert Sisneros, Invited Talk, GPU Technology Conference (GTC), March, 2016
  • NCSA Data Analysis and Visualization and Descriptions of Deceptively Difficult Data Dwelling on Disk and Some Other Stuff
    Robert Sisneros, Invited talk, Intel Future of I/O technical meeting, February, 2016
2015
  • Blue Waters Data Analysis and Visualization; If Any of This Matters to You, Lets Collaborate
    Robert Sisneros, The 4th Joint Laboratory for Extreme Scale Computing (JLESC) Workshop, December, 2015
  • Visualization of a Tornado-producing Thunderstorm: A Study of Visual Representation
    Robert Sisneros, SC Scientific Visualization Showcase, November, 2015
  • Effective HPC Visualization and Data Analysis Using VisIt
    Robert Sisneros, Conference Tutorial, SC 15, November, 2015
  • A Visualization, Data Analysis, I/O, and Information Theory Collaboration
    Robert Sisneros, JLESC update meeting, September, 2015
  • The IDEAL Framework: Recent Work at the Intersection of Big Data and Big Data
    Robert Sisneros, Invited talk, The 3rd Joint Laboratory for Extreme Scale Computing (JLESC) Workshop, June, 2015
  • A Feature-first Approach to Clustering for Highlighting Regions of Interest in Scientific Data
    Robert Sisneros, Paper presentation, International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS 2015), June, 2015
2014
  • Data Collection and Visualization on the Blue Waters Supercomputer
    Robert Sisneros, Invited talk, Ultrascale Visualization Workshop, SC 14, November, 2014
  • Effective HPC Visualization and Data Analysis Using VisIt
    Robert Sisneros, Conference Tutorial, November, 2014
  • Visualizing the Big (and Large) Data from an HPC Resource
    Robert Sisneros, Invited talk, Astronum, July, 2014
  • Using VisIt on Blue Waters
    Robert Sisneros, Invited short course, Blue Waters 2014 Petascale Institute, June, 2014
  • Ribbons: Enabling the Effective Use of HPC Utilization Data for System Support Staff
    Robert Sisneros, Paper presentation, Eurovis workshop on Visual Analytics (EuroVA 2014), June 2014
  • Toward Understanding Congestion Protection Events on Blue Waters Via Visual Analytics
    Robert Sisneros, Paper presentation, Cray User Group Meeting (CUG 2014), May, 2014
2013
  • The Tale of VisIt and Two Skinny Guys (A description of the Blue Waters Project, its analysis and visualization team, and their use of VisIt to support large-scale science)
    Robert Sisneros, Invited talk, Intelligent Light/VisIt booth #4216, SC 13, November, 2013
  • Expanding Plus-Minus for Visual and Statistical Analysis of NBA Box-Score Data
    Robert Sisneros, Paper presentation, The 1st Workshop on Sports Data Visualization, IEEE VIS 2013, October, 2013
  • Damaris/Viz: a Nonintrusive, Adaptable and User-Friendly In Situ Visualization Framework
    Robert Sisneros, Paper presentation, Large Data Analysis and Visualization (LDAV), 2013 IEEE Symposium on, October, 2013
  • An Overview of Visualization and Analysis on the Blue Waters Supercomputer
    Robert Sisneros, Invited talk, CHinese-AmericaN-German E-Science and cyberinfrastructure workshop (2nd Annual CHANGESWorkshop), September, 2013
  • Movie-cube: Spatial representation of time-based media
    D. Bock, V. Kuhn (PI) XSEDE13 Visualization Showcase July 24, 2013
  • Visualization of vortical structures from DNS of spatially developing turbulent boundary layers
    D. Bock, A. Ferrante (PI) XSEDE13 Visualization Showcase July 24, 2013
  • Contrasting Climate Ensembles: A Model-based Visualization Approach for Analyzing Extreme Events
    Robert Sisneros, Paper presentation, International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS 2013), June, 2013
  • Scattershot of I/O and Visualization in an HPC Environment
    Robert Sisneros, The 45th Midwest Theoretical Chemistry Conference, May, 2013
  • Application I/O on Blue Waters
    Robert Sisneros, Blue Waters PRAC Workshop, May, 2013
  • Why Don’t You Stay Awhile? – Analyzing Data on Blue Waters
    Robert Sisneros, Blue Waters PRAC Workshop, May, 2013
  • Analysis of the Blue Waters File System Architecture for Application I/O Performance
    Robert Sisneros, Paper Presentation, Cray User Group Meeting (CUG 2013), May, 2013
  • Visualization for Science at Scale
    Robert Sisneros, Blue Waters PRAC Workshop, February, 2013
  • Parallel I/O
    Robert Sisneros, Blue Waters PRAC Workshop, Urbana, IL, February, 2013
2012
  • Visualization in the Blue Waters Project
    Robert Sisneros, Invited talk, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, August, 2012
  • Visualizing Large Eddy Simulations
    M. Van Moer, XSEDE ECS Symposium May 8, 2012
2009
  • NCSA Visualization Services
    M. Van Moer, TeraGrid Tech Talk, February 12, 2009
2008
  • Advanced Application Support Visualization Services at NCSA
    D. Bock and M. Van Moer, TeraGrid New Users Workshop 2008
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