About Me

I am a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Computer Science at University of California, Davis working in scientific visualization with Professor Kwan-Liu Ma as part of the ViDi group. I received my B.S. in Physics from the California Institute of Technology in June 2012 and my Ph.D in computer science from University of California, Davis in June 2017.

Research

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Spatio-temporal Feature Exploration in Combined Particle/Volume Reference Frames
Franz Sauer and Kwan-Liu Ma
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (IEEE PacificVis '17) - (June 2017)
Accepted Paper, Oral Presentation, and Best Paper Award Winner
[Paper] - [Presentation]

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Scalable Visualization of Time-varying Multi-parameter Distributions Using Spatially Organized Histograms
Tyson Neuroth, Franz Sauer, Weixing Wang, Stephane Ethier, Choong-Seock Chang, and Kwan-Liu Ma
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics - (preprint)
Accepted Paper
[Paper]

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A Combined Eulerian-Lagrangian Data Representation for Large-scale Applications
Franz Sauer, Jinrong Xie, and Kwan-Liu Ma
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics - (preprint)
Accepted Paper
[Paper]

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In Situ Generated Probability Distribution Functions for Interactive Post Hoc Visualization and Analysis
Yucong Ye, Tyson Neuroth, Franz Sauer, Kwan-Liu Ma, Giulio Borghesi, Aditya Konduri, Hemanth Kolla, and Jacqueline Chen
Large Data Analysis and Visualization Symposium co-located with IEEE VIS - (Oct. 2016)
Accepted Paper and Oral Presentation
[Paper] - [Presentation]

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An Integrated Visualization System for Interactive Analysis of Large, Heterogeneous Cosmology Data
Annie Preston, Ramyar Ghods, Jinrong Xie, Franz Sauer, Nick Leaf, Kwan-Liu Ma, Esteban Rangel, Eve Kovacs, Katrin Heitmann, Salman Habib
IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium - (Apr. 2016)
Accepted Paper and Oral Presentation
[Paper]

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Fast Uncertainty-driven Large-scale Volume Feature Extraction on Desktop PCs
Jinrong Xie, Franz Sauer, and Kwan-Liu Ma
Large Data Analysis and Visualization Symposium co-located with IEEE VIS - (Oct. 2015)
Accepted Paper, Oral Presentation, and Best Paper Honorable Mention Award
[Paper] - [Presentation]

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Scalable Visualization of Discrete Velocity Decompositions Using Spatially Organized Histograms
Tyson Neuroth, Franz Sauer, Weixing Wang, Stephane Ethier, and Kwan-Liu Ma
Large Data Analysis and Visualization Symposium co-located with IEEE VIS - (Oct. 2015)
Accepted Paper, Oral Presentation, and Best Paper Honorable Mention Award
[Paper]

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Trajectory-based Flow Feature Tracking in Joint Particle/Volume Datasets
Franz Sauer, Hongfeng Yu, and Kwan-Liu Ma
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (IEEE SciVis '14) - (Nov. 2014)
Accepted Paper and Oral Presentation
[Paper] - [Presentation] - [Preview Video]

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An Analytical Framework for Particle and Volume Data of Large-Scale Combustion Simulations
Franz Sauer, Hongfeng Yu, and Kwan-Liu Ma
Ultrascale Visualization Workshop co-located with IEEE/ACM Supercomputing Conference - (Nov. 2013)
Accepted Paper and Oral Presentation
[Paper] - [Presentation]

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Visualization Techniques for Studying Large-Scale Flow Fields from Fusion Simulations
Franz Sauer, Yubo Zhang, Weixing Wang, Stephane Ethier, and Kwan-Liu Ma
Computing in Science & Engineering - (Mar. 2016)
Accepted article
[Article]

Visualizing Velocity Fields from Fusion Simulations using Advected Particle Trajectories
Franz Sauer, Yubo Zhang, Weixing Wang, Stephane Ethier, and Kwan-Liu Ma
International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Plasmas - (Sep. 2013)
Oral Presentation and Recipient of the Oscar Buneman Award for Visualization of Plasmas
[Abstract] - [Presentation] - [Videos]

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The MICA Experiment: Astrophysics in Virtual Worlds
S. G. Djorgovski, Piet Hut, Rob Knop, Giuseppe Longo, Steve McMillan, Enrico Vesperini, Ciro Donalek, Matthew Graham, Asish Mahabal, Franz Sauer, Charles White, and Crista Lopes
SLACTIONS International Research Conference on Virtual Worlds - (Nov. 2012)
Accepted Paper
[Paper]

Interests