UTSA Visualization and Modeling Laboratory (VML)
Publications

Books

Practical Unix Programming: A Guide to Concurrency, Communication, and Multithreading
Kay A. Robbins and Steven Robbins,
Prentice Hall Technical Reference Series, 1996.

The Cray X-MP: A Case Study in Pipelined Architecture and Vector Processing
Kay A. Robbins and Steven Robbins,
Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science #374, 1989.


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Journals and Conferences

Visualizing splitting and merging processes
Kay A. Robbins, Clinton Jeffery and Steven Robbins
Journal of Visual Languages and Computing (2000) vol. 11 no. 6:593-614.

Fast Visualization Methods for Comparing Dynamics: A Case Study in Combustion
Kay A. Robbins and Michael Gorman (to appear)
IEEE Visualization '2000 (2000) 433-436.

Using Process-Level Packet Routing to Support Real-time Data Visualization: A Case Study in Antarctica
Laura Connor and Kay Robbins
Communications in Computing'2000 (2000) 47-53.

Modal behavior of cortical neural networks during visual processing.
D. M. Senseman and K. A. Robbins
J. Neuroscience, (1999) vol. 19 RC3:1-7.

Visualization of scientific video data using KL decomposition
Kay A. Robbins
IEEE Trans. Visualization and Computer Graphics (1998) vol. 4 no. 4, 330-343.

Visualizing differences in movies of cortical activity
Kay A. Robbins and David M. Senseman
IEEE Visualization '98, (1998) 217-224.

A microprogramming Animation,
Steven Robbins and Kay A. Robbins,
IEEE Transactions on Education, (1998) vol. 41, No. 4, 293-300.

Introducing empirical investigation in undergraduate operating systems,
Steven Robbins,
Operating Systems Review, (1998), pp. 77-80.

Web-based dynamic information visualization using exact-time animation,
Kay A. Robbins and Steven Robbins Proceedings of the 13th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (1998) pp. 744-751.

The JOTSA Animation Environment,
Steven Robbins
Thirty-First Hawaii Intl. Conf. on System Sciences, (1998) pp. 655-664.

Visualization, Animation and K-L Decomposition of Spatiotemporal Dynamics in a Pattern-Forming System
K. A. Robbins, A. Palacios and M. Gorman,
Proc. 4th Experimental Chaos Conference (1997) pp. 31-36.

VISTA: A configurable visualization and simulation tool for ATM switches
Narayana R. Tummala and Kay A. Robbins,
MASCOTS '96, (1996) pp. 223-226.

Identification of intermittent ordered patterns as heteroclinic connections
E. Stone, M. Gorman, M. el-Hamdi and K. A. Robbins,
Physical Review Letters (1996) vol. 76 pp. 2061-2064.

Ratcheting motion of concentric rings in cellular flames
M. Gorman, M. el-Hamdi and K. A. Robbins,
Physical Review Letters (1996) vol. 76 pp. 228-231.

Tracking cell splits and merges
J. A. Withers and K. A. Robbins
Proceedings IEEE Southwest Symposium on Image Analysis and Interpretation (1996) pp. 117-122.

Tracking holes: Using animation to visualize absent features
J. Xu and K. A. Robbins
Proceedings IEEE Southwest Symposium on Image Analysis and Interpretation (1996) pp. 106-111.

Buffered banks in multiprocessor systems
Kay A. Robbins and Steven Robbins,
IEEE Trans on Computers, vol. 44(4) (1995) pp. 518-530.

Reliable dynamic terrain updates in distributed interactive simulations
Richard M. Rybacki and Kay A. Robbins
Proc. Summer Computer Simulation Conference (1995) pp. 615-620.

Relationship between average and real memory behavior
Kay A. Robbins and Steven Robbins,
J. Supercomputing, vol. 8 (1994) pp. 209-232.

`Blackboards for cooperative problem-solving''
Proc. ASEE DELOS Conference (1993), pp. 459-465.

``Ethercom: A study of audio processes and synchronization,''
Proc. 24-th SIGCSE Technical Symp. on Computer Science Education (1993), pp. 218-222.

Dynamic behavior of memory reference streams for the Perfect Club benchmarks
Kay A. Robbins and Steven Robbins,
Proc. 1992 Intl. Conf. on Parallel Processing vol. I, (1992) pp. 48-52.

Bus conflicts for logical memory banks on a Cray Y-MP type processor system
Kay A. Robbins and Steven Robbins,
Proc. 1991 Intl. Conf. on Parallel Processing vol. I, (1991) pp. 21-24.

Choosing a leader on a hypercube
Kay A. Robbins and Steven Robbins,
Proc. PARABASE-90, Intl. Conf. on Databases, Parallel Architectures, and Their Applications (1990) pp. 469-471.

Logical memory banks for the Cray Y-MP
Kay A. Robbins and Steven Robbins,
Proc. of MIDCON-90 (1990) pp. 262-265.

``Virtual rings: an introduction to concurrency''
SIGCSE vol. 21, (1989) pp. 23-28.


Theses

Real-time Airborne Data Visualization under QNX: Performance Evaluation of a Geophysical Application in Antarctica
Laura Connor
University of Texas at San Antonio Master's Thesis (1999).
 

Mark Grehanik Supervising Professor: Kay A. Robbins

Cell Mapping: Tracking Splits and Merges in Large-scale Evolving Structures
Jo Ann Withers, Master's Thesis, University of Texas at San Antonio, May 1996,
Supervising Professor: Kay A. Robbins.

Using Visualization and Animation to Convey Motion in Experimental Data
Jin Xu, Master's Thesis, University of Texas at San Antonio, May 1996,
Supervising Professor: Kay A. Robbins.

VISTA: A Configurable Visualization and Simulation Tool for ATM Switches
Narayana R. Tummala
Master's Thesis, University of Texas at San Antonio, May 1996,
Supervisor: Kay A. Robbins

TCPMON: A Passive and Secure Method for Monitoring TCP Connections
A. David August
Master's Thesis, University of Texas at San Antonio, August 1995,
Supervisor: Kay A. Robbins

Reliable Dynamic Terrain Updates and Fault Tolerant Terrain Servers for Distributed Interactive Simulations Richard M. Rybacki
Master's Thesis, University of Texas at San Antonio, May 1995,
Supervisor: Kay A. Robbins


Technical Reports

Using the Tools of Parallel Program Performance Evaluation to Visualize Scientific Data
J. Xu and K. A. Robbins
UTSA Computer Science Technical Report TR 96-9 (1996).

Using Image Processing and Computer Animation to Analyze Spatial and Temporal Dynamics in a Pattern-Forming System
K. A. Robbins and M. Gorman
UTSA Computer Science Technical Report TR 96-2 (1996).

Visiometric Analysis of Ratcheting Motion in Premixed Flames
K. A. Robbins, B. Natraja, D. Jayaraman, J. Mukherjee, M. Gorman, and M. el-Hamdi,
UTSA Computer Science Technical Report TR 95-3 (1995).

A Microprogramming Animation
CS-95-9 (1995)

Relative Scrollbars
Steven Robbins
CS-95-10 (1995)

A MIDI Primer for Computer Scientists
CS-95-11 (1995)

Controlling the Korg X5DR Synthesizer from a UNIX Program
CS-95-12 (1995)

Adding Sound to the XTANGO Animator
CS-95-13 (1995)

Experimental Assessment of the Optimized Perfect Club Benchmarks on a Cray Y-MP
Kay A. Robbins and Steven Robbins
UTSA-CS-93-102 (1993)

Experimental Assessment of the Perfect Club Benchmarks on a Cray Y-MP
Kay A. Robbins and Steven Robbins
UTSA-CS-92-102 (1992)

Data Animation and Modeling Visualization for Instruction