Data Visualization

Purdue Polytechnic’s Holistic Safety and Security research projects receive national attention, funding

Since 2018, scientists in Purdue Polytechnic’s strategic research impact areas have been working to solve challenges in cybersecurity and critical infrastructure that affect global economics, security and health. Faculty members in the Holistic Safety and Security team are building on research that has received national attention and funding.

Construction management capstone instructors honored for exceptional teaching during pandemic

Purdue Polytechnic instructors in the School of Construction Management Technology found innovative ways to teach the business of construction management to Purdue students during the pandemic. Their creative tactics included video classes, virtual presentations and cross-departmental collaborations, which earned them Purdue’s award for Exceptional Teaching and Instructional Support.

New book from CGT professor explores model-based definition

Purdue Polytechnic’s Rosemary Astheimer has published a new book. “Model-Based Definition in the Product Lifecycle” explores how industry benefits from using 3D CAD (computer-aided design) models during the process of designing and manufacturing products. A model-based definition (MBD) reduces human error and helps ensure all stakeholders are working from the latest data.

Product lifecycle students use new software to optimize their product designs

Computer graphics technology students in Purdue Polytechnic who are learning about model-based design now have access to software that optimizes their designs for manufacturing, just as many of them might need to do during future careers in industry. The software takes a CAD (computer-aided design) model and optimizes it to reduce weight while still meeting the strength criteria required for it to perform its function.

CGT professor’s dynamic visualizations aid coordination of Peruvian environmental study

Victor Chen, assistant professor of computer graphics technology, specializes in information visualization. He converts abstract data into images which are complex yet understandable. Each graphic Chen creates is as individual as its underlying data, with the resulting images resembling elegant, mechanical snowflakes.