1. BPViz16 @ NCSA
  2. BPViz16 Group Photo
  3. BPViz16
  4. BPViz16 Pic 3
  5. BPViz16 Meet the Panelists
  6. BPViz14
  7. BPViz14 Group Picture
  8. BPViz14 Poster Session Pic 2

BPViz'18 Speakers

Workshop Dates:
June 13- 14, 2018

Co-Located at Purdue University and
University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
National Center for Supercomputing Applications

Call For Participation
October 16, 2017

Deadline for Application For Travel Support 
January 19, 2018

March 16, 2018

Registration Opens

Previous Workshops
2016 CRA-W/CADENS Broadening Participation in  Visualization ( BPViz'16 ) Workshop 
Purdue University/NCSA
August 3-4, 2016
BPViz'16 Newsletter

1st CRA-W/CDC Broadening Participation in Visualization (BPViz'14) Workshop
Clemson University
Clemson, South Carolina
February 10-11, 2014
BPViz'14 Newsletter

 Michael A. Smith is a visual computing architect and Director of the Intel Software Academic Program for Visual Computing and the Internet of Things. He is a specialist in image and video analytics with a focus on automated media understanding for video search and visualization. He has given over 100 invited presentations and he is the author of numerous scientific publications and a book on video indexing, search and summarization. He is a pioneer in health systems for remote monitoring and he is a co-founder of the Urban Health initiative for improving patient wellness in underrepresented communities. 

He served as the Director of Research for France Telecom-Orange Labs, San Francisco, where he developed advanced media systems for smartphones and other mobile platforms. He developed seminal image processing and context aware analytics solutions to drastically increase face and location recognition in photographs on smartphones. As part of the Informedia Digital Video Library at Carnegie Mellon University, he developed patented technology for video metadata creation and summarization, which was licensed to several media organizations, including SonicFoundry and Sony.

He is also a specialist and innovator in entrepreneurial and education advances in developing countries. This includes work with the Government of Trinidad and Tobago to develop their national university system, where he served as the Vice President of Digital Media Studies and Chairman of the ICT Department. He has worked as a visiting scholar and Fulbright Specialist at Amity University, India, the Universitaria de Investigación y Desarrollo, Colombia, the University of Campinas, Brazil, and the University of Cape Town, South Africa and he was recently appointed an Invention Ambassador to the AAAS - Lemelson Foundation. He has held academic positions at the University of Texas in Austin, Huston-Tillotson University and Morehouse College. He also served as a research scientist and lecturer at the University of California at Berkeley as part of the NSF Broadening Participation in Computing Engineering Pathways Digital Library. Dr. Smith holds a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, a Master’s in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and a Bachelor’s degree from Tuskegee University and North Carolina A&T University. 

Current Sponsors

 Kevin Griffin is a Software Engineer and Scientific Visualization Researcher at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). He is one of the key developers for VisIt, a distributed, parallel visualization and graphical analysis tool for data defined on two- and three-dimensional meshes. Kevin is also a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Davis with research interests in Scientific Visualization and High Performance Computing. His current research involves visualizing smoothed particle hydrodynamics simulation datasets on high performance computing platforms. Kevin holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Tulsa and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Delaware. Before joining LLNL, Kevin was a Technical Lead/Software Developer for the National Security Agency in Ft. Meade, Maryland.