Paul Navratil

Paul A. Navrátil

Director of Visualization

Scalable Visualization Technologies (SVT); Visualization Interfaces and Applications (VIA)


Paul A. Navrátil is an expert in high-performance visualization technologies, accelerator-based computing and advanced rendering techniques at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin. His research interests include efficient algorithms for large-scale parallel visualization and data analysis (VDA) and innovative design for large-scale VDA systems. Dr. Navrátil's recent work includes algorithms for large-scale distributed-memory ray tracing. This work enables photo-realistic rendering of the largest datasets produced on supercomputers today, such as cosmologic simulations of the Universe and computational fluid dynamics simulations at unprecedented levels of detail.

He directs the Visualization area at TACC, which includes the Scalable Visualization Technologies (SVT) and Visualization Interfaces and Applications (VIA) groups. Dr. Navrátil's work has been featured in numerous venues, both nationally and internationally, including the New York Times, Discover, and PBS News Hour. He holds BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and a BA in Plan II Honors from The University of Texas at Austin.

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Areas of Research

Scientific Data Visualization

Irregular Algorithms

Parallel Systems


Ph.D., Computer Science,
University of Texas at Austin

M.S. Computer Science,
University of Texas at Austin

B.S. Computer Science,
University of Texas at Austin

B.A. Plan II,
University of Texas at Austin