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Professor of Computer Science
Fields of Expertise:
Computing > Computer Science
Computing > Computer Security
|Dept/Division:||B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences|
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Hans-Peter Bischof is an expert in security in computing environments and visualization of scientific data.
He is an associate professor, the computer science graduate coordinator and the co-director of the Laboratory for Astrophysical Dynamics.
As the co-director of the Laboratory for Astrophysical Dynamics, he leads a project titled Spiegel, for visualizing n-dimensional data (a large data set of particles in 3-dimensional time). Spigel was developed in collaboration with Dr. David Merritt, Director of the Laboratory for Astrophysical Dynamics. The visualization system allows a user to explore the simulation by moving through time and space in a 3-Dimensional environment. Like Star Trek’s Captain James T. Kirk, one can travel through time and space and observe the dance of gravity when galaxies collide.
Spiegel has to be a very flexible system, because it is not possible to predict what kind of attributes should be visualized. As a side-effect of the unpredictability, Spiegel is also used to visualize the behavior of atoms in a protein under increasing temperature. Spiegel was developed as a team effort. More than 30 RIT Computer Science graduates and undergraduate students have been or are involved in the development of Spiegel. To find out more about Spiegel, visit: www.grapecluster.rit.edu.
A few interesting movies can be found at spiegel.cs.rit.edu/~hpb/Movies
Bischof has co-authored a book, Das Netzbetriebsystem Plan 9", Carl Hanser Verlag and a CD, Einblicke ins Internet. He is the recipient of RIT’s Norman Miller Award in 2002.
He received his Ph.D. in computer science from University of Osnabrueck, Germany in 1983 and an M.S. and B.S. in mathematics from University of Ulm in Germany in 1989 and 1986 respectively.