Director, Interface Lab
Senior Research Scientist, Biomedical Applications
Don Stredney is Research Scientist for the Biomedical Sciences and Visualization group and Director of the Interface Lab at OSC (Ohio Supercomputer Center). In addition, Don is a member of the Experimental Therapeutics Program at the Comprehensive Cancer Center, and an Associate Member of the Head and Neck Oncology Program at the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute in Columbus, Ohio.
Don's research involves the exploration of high performance computing and the application of advanced interface technology for the development of more intuitive methods for interaction with large and complex multimodal data sets. His research interests lie in theories of representation, specifically the representation and interaction with synthesized biomedical phenomena for clinical and biomedical research and education. Don is co-recipient of the Smithsonian Institute/Computerworld 1996 Information Technology Leadership Award sponsored by Cray Research Inc. for the design and implementation of a computer simulation environment for training residents in the delivery of regional anesthesia techniques.
Don currently has funded projects through NIDCD, NIOSH, NSF and DOE/ASCI. In addition, Don has been an investigator on projects from the National Institutes of Health/National Library of Medicine, the National Institute for Drug Addiction, Department of Defense, Medical Army Material Command, Department of Energy, Lockheed Martin, the National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Harvard Medical School, Ameritech, the Committee on Institutional Cooperation of the Big Ten and University of Chicago, and Cray Research Inc.
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Brad Hittle is a Research Associate at the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) specializing in software engineering for the development, support, and evaluation of virtual systems and virtual reality based simulations for medical applications.
Brad’s primary areas of research include the integration and evaluation of computer interface technology for virtual simulation, developing tools that aid viewing and interactivity with large data, and the development of software and hardware systems for real-time virtual simulations and visualizations.
Brad has contributed extensively to projects funded through ARDF, NIDCD, NIOSH, and the National Institute of Health. His primary areas of expertise are real-time volume visualization, software engineering, and computer interface technology for virtual systems.
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