The focus of this course is on discussing efficient techniques to visually represent large-scale data sets from simulation and measurement. We will discuss the visualization pipeline, data structures, mapping techniques and special rendering techniques for data from different application domains such as fluid dynamics, climate research, medicine or biology. Various examples will be given to outline the benefits of visualization techniques in practical applications.
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Content and learning outcomes
Data structures and algorithms for visualisation of spatio-temporal data sets. Topological data analysis. Feature based methods. Colour. Perception. Fundamental elements of visualization. Software tools for visualization.
Intended learning outcomes
After completing the course with a passing grade the student should be able to:
• name concepts and algorithms in visualization and relate them to one another
• describe the basics of visualization algorithms and concepts
• identify and characterise results of selected visualization algorithms
• apply visualization algorithms to small data sets.
Literature and preparations
For non-program students:
SF1604 Linear Algebra, SF1625 One variable calculus, SF1626 Multivariable analysis, DD1337 Programming, DD1338 Algorithms and Data Structures, DH2320 Introduction to Visualisation and Computer Graphics.
The course DH2320 "Introduction to Visualization and Computer Graphics" is recommended.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- LAB1 - Laboratory Assignments, 3.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
- TEN1 - Examination, 4.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web DD2257
Main field of study
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In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: