CV

Not quite a CV, but kind of. More like a non-comprehensive, not up-to-date list of some things I’m proud of.

Work Experience


Advanced Visualization Lab, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2014-Present)

Films:

Software:

  • Ytini, open-source middleware between the scientific analysis/visualization Python package, yt, and the 3D animation software, Houdini.
  • HAVLI, the Houdini-AVL Interface, a scientific data visualization plugin for Houdini
  • Blurend, a pipeline for rendering Houdini scenes on the Blue Waters supercomputer
  • LAIT, the Laboratory for Audience Interactive Technologies mobile app
  • Virtual Dome, a Google Cardboard web app for previewing fulldome content in VR

Certifications & Awards:

  • Certified Usability Analyst (CUA) Certification, Human Factors International 2018
  • Data Visualization Certification, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2017
  • “Unstumpable Award (for being able to solve any problem she is given)”, NCSA 2016

Teaching at the University of Illinois:

Publications:

  • Borkiewicz, K., Christensen, A., Shirah, G., Elkins, K., Berry, D., & Fluke, C. (2019). Cinematic scientific visualization. ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 Courses. doi: 10.1145/3355047.3359398
  • Sener, M., Levy, S., Christensen, A.J., Patterson, R., Borkiewicz, K., Stone, J.E., Isralewitz, B., Carpenter, J., & Cox, D. (2019). An accessible visual narrative for the primary energy source of life from the fulldome show Birth of Planet Earth. Supercomputing Scientific Visualization Showcase, accepted.
  • Borkiewicz, K., Christensen, A., Kostis, H.-N., Shirah, G., & Wyatt, R. (2019). Cinematic scientific visualization. ACM SIGGRAPH 2019 Courses on – SIGGRAPH 19. doi: 10.1145/3305366.3328056
  • Borkiewicz, K., Naiman, J. P., & Lai, H. (2019). Cinematic Visualization of Multiresolution Data: Ytini for Adaptive Mesh Refinement in Houdini. The Astronomical Journal158(1), 10. doi: 10.3847/1538-3881/ab1f6f
  • Shih, J. Y., Borkiewicz, K., Christensen, A., & Cox, D. (2019). Interactive cinematic scientific visualization in unity. ACM SIGGRAPH 2019 Posters on – SIGGRAPH 19. doi: 10.1145/3306214.3338588
  • Borkiewicz, K., Christensen, A. J., Levy, S., Patterson, R., Cox, D., & Carpenter, J. (2018). Scientific and visual effects software integration for the visualization of a chromatophore. SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 Posters on – SA 18. doi: 10.1145/3283289.3283324
  • Borkiewicz, K., Christensen, A. J., & Stone, J. E. (2017). Communicating science through visualization in an age of alternative facts. SIGGRAPH Asia 2017 Courses on – SA 17. doi: 10.1145/3134472.3134488
  • Naiman, J. P., Borkiewicz, K., & Christensen, A. J. (2017). Houdini for Astrophysical Visualization. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific129(975), 058008. doi: 10.1088/1538-3873/aa51b3
  • Borkiewicz, K. Cox, D., Patterson, R., Levy, S., Christensen, A.J., O’Shea, B.W., Wise, J.H., Xu, H., & Norman, M.L. (2017). First Light in the Renaissance Simulation Visualization: Formation of the Very First Galaxies in the Universe. Supercomputing Scientific Visualization Showcase.
  • Borkiewicz, K. Cox, D., Patterson, R., Levy, S., Christensen, A.J., Goldbaum, N.J., Krumholz, M.R., & Forbes, J.C. (2017). Milky Way Analogue Isolated Disk Galaxy Visualization. Supercomputing Scientific Visualization Showcase.
  • Borkiewicz, K., Christensen, A. J., & Stone, J. E. (2017). Communicating science through visualization in an age of alternative facts. ACM SIGGRAPH 2017 Courses on – SIGGRAPH 17. doi: 10.1145/3084873.3084935
  • Borkiewicz, K. (2016). Scientific Data Visualization Accuracy & Big Data: Visualization Design for “Solar Superstorms”. International Planetarium Society – IPS.

Intelligent Medical Objects (2012-2014)

  • IMO Terminology Browser for Android
  • Plug(IT)In: A plugin tool for doctors to use to drill down and track diagnoses
  • eClinicalWorks web applications, both internal and external
  • Patient Health Record mobile app, to guide patients through filling out their medical history prior to a doctor’s appointment

 


Education

B.S. Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2012)
Specialization in Computer Graphics

M.C.S. Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
In progress, expected 2021