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Christopher Meyer Sewell

Christopher Sewell


Data science at scale; large-scale visualization and analysis; data-parallelism; multi-core and many-core technologies; in-situ visualization and analysis; haptics; medical robotics


Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Ph.D. in Computer Science, April 2007
M.S. in Computer Science, September 2004

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
B.S. in Computer Science, May 2002
Minors in Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Chemistry


LANL Positions

Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM
Staff Scientist, Data Science at Scale Team, Computational and Computer Sciences Group
May 2011 to present



[Sewell, Christopher * Lo, Li-Ta * Ahrens, James] "Portable Data-Parallel Visualization and Analysis in Distributed Memory Environments", Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Large-Scale Data Analysis and Visualization (LDAV), 2013.

[Childs, Hank * Geveci, Berk * Schroeder, Will * Meredith, Jeremy * Moreland, Kenneth * Sewell, Christopher * Kuhlen, Torsten * Wes Bethel, E.], "Research challenges for visualization software", Computer, Vol.46, iss.5, p.34-42, 2013.

[Lo, L.-T. * Sewell, C. * Ahrens, J.], "Piston: A portable cross-platform framework for data-parallel visualization operators", Eurographics Workshop on Parallel Graphics and Visualization, p.11-20, 2012.

[Sewell, Christopher * Meredith, Jeremy * Moreland, Kenneth * Peterka, Tom * Demarle, Dave * Lo, Li-Ta * Ahrens, James * Maynard, Robert * Geveci, Berk], "The SDAV Software frameworks for visualization and analysis on next-generation multi-core and many-core Architectures", Proceedings - 2012 SC Companion: High Performance Computing, Networking Storage and Analysis, SCC 2012, p.206-214, 2012.