Prof. Russell Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org, 962-1701)
In the course of their research, our collaborators generate a LOT of data from experiments pushing around tiny objects (viruses, carbon nanotubes, DNA, etc). The current indexing scheme is very ad-hoc, organized sometimes by user and date. Also, the contents of the data files are not visible without running through them. We'd like to change that. A team who was attacking this problem would:
- Modify the existing application that plays the files so that it generates images periodically throughout the file, showing what happened.
- Write shell scripts or other code to turn these images into thumbnail Jpeg files, organized by which data file they came from.
- Construct a web-based framework that can be used to browse through the directory structure, displaying the index images.