Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Develop visualization gadgets for science gateways"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Fall 2010 - DURI
Research area(s):
cyberinfrastructure, scientific visualization
Project Description:
In collaboration with faculty associated with the Purdue Climate Change Research Center and Center for Environment at Purdue and with researchers at Indiana University, the RCAC researchers are using the latest web 2.0 technologies to build science gateways to support scientific research that deal with large scientific datasets, complex community models and simulation tools and access to large national cyberinfrastructure such as the TeraGrid and Open Science Grid. This project will develop gadgets using the GWT (Google Web Toolkit) Graphics packages to provide visualization capabilities in various science gateways (e.g., climate modeling, hydrologic and environmental data systems).
Expected Student Contributions:
The student will learn various technologies related to the GWT and its graphics packages. The student will write programs to create the gadgets which will be used in new science gateways. He/she will be involved the full cycle of software development, from requirement gathering and specification, architecture design, component design, coding, testing and integration. They will have the opportunity to work with computer science researchers as well as domain science faculty in this project.
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Desired Qualifications:
Programming courses; experience with using Java; web programming experience helpful.
Estimated Weekly Hours:
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 4 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Song, Xiaohui
rosen center for advanced computing

Student Supervisor

Carol Song
Senior Research Scientist

Cooperating Faculty

Matthew Huber