Brian Corrie, Technical Director

Brian CorrieResearch Project


Research Interest

Brian Corrie is the Technical Director at SFU's Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in the Mathematical and Computational Sciences and the Collaboration and Visualization Coordinator for WestGrid. Brian's research interests are in advanced collaborative environments, computer graphics, scientific visualization, virtual environments (VE), and coupling computational simulation to visualization. Over the last fifteen years, Brian has been involved in the establishment of three virtual environment facilities including the Virtual Environments lab at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, Australia, the Virtual Environments Technology Centre (VETC) at the National Research Council of Canada's Integrated Manufacturing Technologies Institute in London, Ontario, and the Immersive Media Lab at the New Media Innovation Centre (NewMIC) in Vancouver, British Columbia. He was the Project Leader for the Collaborative VE project at ANU, the Technical Leader at the VETC, and the Focus Area Leader for the Immersive and Collaborative Environments research program at NewMIC. Brian joined WestGrid and IRMACS in 2004 to coordinate and manage their collaborative and visualization research programs and facilities.

Brian has published papers in the areas of volume rendering, parallel volume rendering, collaborative virtual environments, perception in virtual environments, and computer supported collaborative work. His current research explores collaborations based around data-centric scientific discovery, and in particular around the use of  visualization for scientific discovery. Brian's research utilizes a multi-dimensional research approach, considering scientific collaboration at multiple points along the methodological (qualitative/quantitative research methods), cognitive (encoding/decoding), community (many/single research groups), group locality (collocated/distributed), and technological (prototype/production) dimensions.

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