Viswanath Nandigam

Viswanath Nandigam is the associate director for the Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Development Lab at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, UCSD. He is the principal investigator/co-investigator on several federally-funded data intensive projects including the NSF funded OpenTopography project. His research interests include scientific data management and distribution, web-based data distribution platforms, data intensive application development, parallel and federated database systems and information integration.

San Diego Supercomputer Center
University of California San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0505
La Jolla, CA 92093-0505, USA | 858-822-3692

Current Projects

OpenTopography: A Cyberinfrastructure Facility for Topographic Data, Services, and Knowledge
Advanced discovery, processing, and visualization services for ICESat and ICESat-2 altimeter data
Cyberinfrastructure for Comparative Effectiveness Research (CYCORE)

Selected Publications

Nandigam, V., Crosby, C., Arrowsmith, R., Phan, M., Lin, K. and Gross, B., 2017, July. Advancing Analysis of High Resolution Topography Using Distributed HPC Resources in OpenTopography. In Proceedings of the Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing 2017 on Sustainability, Success and Impact (p. 19). ACM.

Swetnam, T.L., Pelletier, J.D., Rasmussen, C., Callahan, N.R., Merchant, N., Lyons, E., Rynge, M., Liu, Y., Nandigam, V. and Crosby, C., 2016, July. Scaling GIS analysis tasks from the desktop to the cloud utilizing contemporary distributed computing and data management approaches: A case study of project-based learning and cyberinfrastructure concepts. In Proceedings of the XSEDE16 Conference on Diversity, Big Data, and Science at Scale (p. 21). ACM.

Youn, C., Nandigam, V., Phan, M., Tarboton, D., Wilkins-Diehr, N., Baru, C., Crosby, C., Padmanabhan, A., Wang, S., Leveraging XSEDE HPC resources to address computational challenges with high-resolution topography data, In Proceedings of the 2014 Annual Conference on Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE '14), ACM, New York, NY, USA, Article 59, 2014

Krishnan, S., Crosby, C.J., Nandigam, V., Phan, M., Cowart, C., Baru, C., Arrowsmith, R., OpenTopography: a services oriented architecture for community access to LIDAR topography, In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computing for Geospatial Research & Applications (COM.Geo '11), ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2014, Article 7, 2014

Nandigam, V., Baru, C., and Crosby, C.J., Database design for high-resolution LIDAR topography data, In Proceedings of the 22nd international conference on Scientific and statistical database management (SSDBM'10), Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg, Volume 6187, 2010, pp 151-159

Crosby, C., Arrowsmith, J.R., Nandigam, V., Baru, C., Online access and processing of LiDAR topography data, Geoinformatics. Ed.G. Randy Keller and Chaitanya Baru.. 1st ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 251-265. 2015

Jaeger-Frank, E., Crosby, C.J., Memon, A., Nandigam, V., Arrowsmith, J.R., Conner, J., Altintas, I., Baru, C., A Three Tier Architecture for LiDAR Interpolation and Analysis, International Conference on Computational Science 2006 (ICCS 2006), Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 920-927, 2006