
Title
Computer Scientist 
Email
pl@llnl.gov 
Phone
(925) 4235925 
Organization
Not Available
Peter Lindstrom is a computer scientist and project leader in the Center for Applied Scientific Computing (CASC). His research interests include data compression, geometric modeling and processing, scientific visualization, and highperformance computing.
Peter earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2000 and holds B.S. degrees in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics from Elon University. He joined LLNL in 2000 and is currently a member of CASC's Data Science and Analytics group, where he leads the zfp data compression effort as part of the DOE Exascale Computing Project. Peter was the Editor in Chief of Graphical Models from 20122015 and previously served on the Editorial Board of IEEE TVCG and as Papers CoChair for IEEE VIS 2019 and 2020. He currently serves as Associate Editor for Frontiers in HighPerformance Computing and is a member of the Next Generation Arithmetic Working Group developing the posit standard.
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Ph.D. Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
B.S. Computer Science, Elon University, Elon, North Carolina, USA
B.S. Mathematics, Elon University, Elon, North Carolina, USA
B.S. Physics, Elon University, Elon, North Carolina, USA
V. Magri, P. Lindstrom, "A General Framework for Progressive Data Compression and Retrieval," IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Proceedings of VIS 2023, to appear, July 2023. [PDF]
D. Hoang, H. Bhatia, P. Lindstrom, V. Pascucci, "Progressive TreeBased Compression of LargeScale Particle Data," IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, to appear, March 2023. [PDF]
S. Li, P. Lindstrom, J. Clyne, "Lossy Scientific Data Compression With SPERR," IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS 2023), pp. 10071017, May 2023. [PDF] [Software]
M. Barrow, Z. Wu, S. Lloyd, M. Gokhale, H. Patel, P. Lindstrom, "ZHW: A Numerical CODEC for Big Data Scientific Computation," IEEE International Conference on FieldProgrammable Technology (FPT 2022), pp. 19, December 2022. [PDF] [Software]
P. Lindstrom, "MultiPosits: Universal Coding of R^{n}," Conference on Next Generation Arithmetic (CoNGA 2022), pp. 6683, July 2022. [PDF]
H. Bhatia, D. Hoang, N. Morrical, V. Pascucci, P.T. Bremer, P. Lindstrom, "AMM: Adaptive Multilinear Meshes," IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Proceedings of PacificVis 2022, 28(6):23502363, June 2022. Best paper award. [PDF] [Software]
D. Hoang, H. Bhatia, P. Lindstrom, V. Pascucci, "HighQuality and LowMemoryFootprint Progressive Decoding of LargeScale Particle Data," IEEE Symposium on Large Data Analysis and Visualization (LDAV 2021), pp. 3242, October 2021. Best paper honorable mention award. [PDF]
D. Hoang, B. Summa, P. Klacansky, W. Usher, H. Bhatia, P. Lindstrom, P.T. Bremer, V. Pascucci, "Efficient and Flexible Hierarchical Data Layouts for a Unified Encoding of Scalar Field Precision and Resolution," IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Proceedings of VIS 2020, 27(2):603613, February 2021. [PDF] [Software]
A. Fox, J. Diffenderfer, J. Hittinger, G. Sanders, P. Lindstrom, "Stability Analysis of Inline ZFP Compression for FloatingPoint Data in Iterative Methods," SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, 42(5):A2701A2730, 2020. [PDF]
R. BallesterRipoll, P. Lindstrom, R. Pajarola, "TTHRESH: Tensor Compression for Multidimensional Visual Data," IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 26(9):28912903, September 2020. [PDF] [Software]
P. Lindstrom, "VariableRadix Coding of the Reals," 27th IEEE Symposium on Computer Arithmetic (ARITH 2020), pp. 111116, June 2020. [PDF]
L. Noordsij, S. Van Der Vlugt, M. A. Bamakhrama, Z. AlArs, P. Lindstrom, "Parallelization of Variable Rate Decompression through Metadata," 28th Euromicro International Conference on Parallel, Distributed and NetworkBased Processing (PDP 2020), pp. 245252, March 2020. [PDF]
D. Hammerling, A. Baker, A. Pinard, P. Lindstrom, "A Collaborative Effort to Improve Lossy Compression Methods for Climate Data," 5th International Workshop on Data Analysis and Reduction for Big Scientific Data (DRBSD5), pp. 1622, November 2019. [PDF]
J. Diffenderfer, A. Fox, J. Hittinger, G. Sanders, P. Lindstrom, "Error Analysis of ZFP Compression for FloatingPoint Data," SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, 41(3):A1867A1898, 2019. [PDF]
P. Lindstrom, "Universal Coding of the Reals using Bisection," Conference for Next Generation Arithmetic 2019, pp. 7:17:10, March 2019. [PDF]
D. Hoang, P. Klacansky, H. Bhatia, P.T. Bremer, P. Lindstrom, V. Pascucci, "A Study of the Tradeoff Between Reducing Precision and Reducing Resolution for Data Analysis and Visualization," IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Proceedings of VIS 2018, 25(1):11931203, January 2019. [PDF]
P. Lindstrom, S. Lloyd, J. Hittinger. "Universal Coding of the Reals: Alternatives to IEEE Floating Point," Conference for Next Generation Arithmetic 2018, pp. 51:514, March 2018. [PDF]
P. Lindstrom. "Error Distributions of Lossy FloatingPoint Compressors," Joint Statistical Meetings 2017, pp. 25742589, October 2017. [PDF]
S. Hamilton, R. Burns, C. Meneveau, P. Johnson, P. Lindstrom, J. Patchett, and A. Szalay. "Extreme Event Analysis in Next Generation Simulation Architectures," ISC High Performance 2017, pp. 277293, June 2017. [PDF]
D. Niu, P.T. Bremer, P. Lindstrom, B. Hamann, Y. Zhou, and C. Zhang, "TwoDimensional Shape Retrieval using the Distribution of Extrema of Laplacian Eigenfunctions," The Visual Computer, 33(5):607624, May 2017. [PDF]
A. Baker, D. Hammerling, S. Mickelson, H. Xu, M. Stolpe, P. Naveau, B. Sanderson, I. EbertUphoff, S. Samarasinghe, F. De Simone, F. Carbone, C. Gencarelli, J. Dennis, J. Kay, and P. Lindstrom, "Evaluating Lossy Data Compression on Climate Simulation Data within a Large Ensemble," Geoscientific Model Development, 9(12):43814403, December 2016. [PDF]
P. Lindstrom, P. Chen, and E.J. Lee, "Reducing Disk Storage of Full3D Seismic Waveform Tomography (F3DT) through Lossy Online Compression," Computers & Geosciences, 93:4554, August 2016. [PDF]
M. Sati, P. Lindstrom, and J. Rossignac, "eBits: Compact Stream of Mesh Refinements for Remote Visualization," ComputerAided Design, Proceedings of Symposium on Solid and Physical Modeling 2016, 78:168178, June 2016. Best paper 2^{nd} place award. [PDF]
K. Weiss and P. Lindstrom, "Adaptive Multilinear Tensor Product Wavelets," IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Proceedings of VIS 2015, 22(1):985994, January 2016. [PDF]
P. Lindstrom, "FixedRate Compressed FloatingPoint Arrays," IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Proceedings of VIS 2014, 20(12):26742683, December 2014. [PDF] [Software]
P. Lindstrom and D. Rajan, "Optimal Hierarchical Layouts for CacheOblivious Search Trees," IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering 2014, pp. 616627, April 2014. [PDF]
M. Luffel, T. Gurung, P. Lindstrom, and J. Rossignac, "Grouper: A Compact, Streamable Triangle Mesh Data Structure," IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 20(1):8498, January 2014. [PDF]
D. Laney, S. Langer, C. Weber, P. Lindstrom, and A. Wegener, "Assessing the Effects of Data Compression in Simulations Using Physically Motivated Metrics," ACM/IEEE SC 2013, pp. 76:112, November 2013. Best paper nominee. [PDF]
C. Correa and P. Lindstrom, "The Mutual Information Diagram for Uncertainty Visualization," International Journal for Uncertainty Quantification, 3(3):187201, 2013. [PDF]
D. Maljovec, A. Saha, P. Lindstrom, P.T. Bremer, B. Wang, C. Correa, and V. Pasucci, "A Comparative Study of Morse Complex Approximation Using Different Neighborhood Graphs," TopoInVis 2013, March 2013. [PDF]
T. Gurung, M. Luffel, P. Lindstrom, and J. Rossignac, "Zipper: A Compact Connectivity Data Structure for Triangle Meshes," ComputerAided Design, Proceedings of Solid and Physical Modeling 2012, 45(2):262269, February 2013. [PDF]
C. Correa and P. Lindstrom, "LocallyScaled Spectral Clustering using Empty Region Graphs," ACM SIGKDD 2012, pp. 13301338, August 2012. [PDF]
H. T. Vo, D. K. Osmari, J. Comba, P. Lindstrom, and C. T. Silva, "HyperFlow: A Heterogeneous Dataflow Architecture," Eurographics Symposium on Parallel Graphics and Visualization 2012, pp. 110, May 2012. [PDF]
C. Correa and P. Lindstrom, "Towards Robust Topology of Sparsely Sampled Data," IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Proceedings of Visualization 2011, 17(12):18521861, December 2011. Best paper award. [PDF]
C. Correa, P. Lindstrom, and PT. Bremer, "Topological Spines: A Structurepreserving Visual Representation of Scalar Fields," IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Proceedings of Visualization 2011, 17(12):18421851, December 2011. [PDF]
C. Correa and P. Lindstrom, "The Mutual Information Diagram for Uncertainty Visualization," IEEE VisWeek Working with Uncertainty Workshop 2011, October 2011. [PDF]
P. Lindstrom, "The Minimum Edge Product Linear Ordering Problem," LLNL technical report LLNLJRNL496076, August 2011. [PDF] [Software]
T. Gurung, M. Luffel, P. Lindstrom, and J. Rossignac, "LR: Compact Connectivity Representation for Triangle Meshes," ACM Transactions on Graphics, Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2011, 30(4):67, July 2011. [PDF]
T. Gurung, D. Laney, P. Lindstrom, and J. Rossignac, "SQuad: Compact Representation for Triangle Meshes," Computer Graphics Forum, Proceedings of Eurographics 2011, 30(2):355364, April 2011. [PDF]
P. Lindstrom, "Triangulation Made Easy," IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition 2010, pp. 15541561, June 2010. [PDF]
M. Isenburg, P. Lindstrom, and H. Childs, "Parallel and Streaming Generation of Ghost Data for Structured Grids," IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications, 30(3):3244, MayJune 2010. [PDF]
P. Lindstrom and J. D. Cohen, "OntheFly Decompression and Rendering of Multiresolution Terrain," ACM Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games 2010, pp. 6573, February 2010. [PDF]
P. Lindstrom and M. Duchaineau, "Factoring Algebraic Error for Relative Pose Estimation," LLNL technical report LLNLTR411194, March 2009. [PDF]
P. Lindstrom and M. Isenburg, "Lossless Compression of Hexahedral Meshes," IEEE Data Compression Conference 2008, pp. 192201, March 2008. [PDF] [Software]
L. Ibarria, P. Lindstrom, and J. Rossignac, "Spectral Interpolation on 3 × 3 Stencils for Prediction and Compression," Journal of Computers, 2(8):5363, October 2007. [PDF]
S.E. Yoon and P. Lindstrom, "RandomAccessible Compressed Triangle Meshes," IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Proceedings of Visualization 2007, 13(6):15361543, NovemberDecember 2007. [PDF] [Software]
L. Ibarria, P. Lindstrom, and J. Rossignac, "Spectral Predictors," IEEE Data Compression Conference 2007, pp. 163172, March 2007. [PDF]
H. Vo, S. Callahan, P. Lindstrom, V. Pascucci, and C. Silva, "Streaming Simplification of Tetrahedral Meshes," IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 13(1):145155, JanuaryFebruary 2007. [PDF]
P. Lindstrom and M. Isenburg, "Fast and Efficient Compression of FloatingPoint Data," IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Proceedings of Visualization 2006, 12(5):12451250, SeptemberOctober 2006. [PDF] [Software]
S.E. Yoon and P. Lindstrom, "Mesh Layouts for BlockBased Caches," IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Proceedings of Visualization 2006, 12(5):12131220, SeptemberOctober 2006. [PDF] [Software]
M. Isenburg, P. Lindstrom, S. Gumhold, and R. Shewchuk, "Streaming Compression of Tetrahedral Volume Meshes," Graphics Interface 2006, pp. 115121, June 2006. [PDF]
M. Isenburg and P. Lindstrom, "Streaming Meshes," IEEE Visualization 2005, pp. 231238, October 2005. [PDF] [Software]
S.E. Yoon, P. Lindstrom, V. Pascucci, and D. Manocha, "CacheOblivious Mesh Layouts," ACM Transactions on Graphics, Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2005, 24(3):886893, July 2005. [PDF] [Software]
M. Isenburg, P. Lindstrom, and J. Snoeyink, "Lossless Compression of Predicted FloatingPoint Geometry," ComputerAided Design, 37(8):869877, July 2005. [PDF] [Software]
M. Isenburg, P. Lindstrom, and J. Snoeyink, "Streaming Compression of Triangle Meshes," Eurographics Symposium on Geometry Processing 2005, pp. 111118, July 2005. [PDF] [Software]
J. G. Senecal, P. Lindstrom, M. A. Duchaineau, and K. I. Joy, "An Improved NBit to NBit Reversible HaarLike Transform," Pacific Graphics 2004, pp. 371380, October 2004. [PDF]
S. Pesco, P. Lindstrom, V. Pascucci, and C. T. Silva, "Implicit Occluders," IEEE/SIGGRAPH Symposium on Volume Visualization and Graphics 2004, pp. 4754, October 2004. [PDF]
M. Isenburg, P. Lindstrom, and J. Snoeyink, "Lossless Compression of FloatingPoint Geometry," CAD 2004, May 2004. [PDF] [Software]
M. Isenburg, P. Lindstrom, S. Gumhold, and J. Snoeyink, "Large Mesh Simplification using Processing Sequences," IEEE Visualization 2003, pp. 465472, October 2003. [PDF]
L. Ibarria, P. Lindstrom, J. Rossignac, and A. Szymczak, "OutofCore Compression and Decompression of Large nDimensional Scalar Fields," Computer Graphics Forum, Proceedings of Eurographics 2003, 22(3):343348, September 2003. [PDF]
P. Lindstrom, "OutofCore Construction and Visualization of Multiresolution Surfaces," ACM SIGGRAPH 2003 Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics, pp. 93102, April 2003. [PDF]
C. Silva, Y.J. Chiang, W. Correa, J. ElSana, and P. Lindstrom, "OutofCore Algorithms for Scientific Visualization and Computer Graphics," LLNL technical report UCRLJC150434REV1, March 2003. [PDF]
B. Gregorski, M. Duchaineau, P. Lindstrom, V. Pascucci, and K. I. Joy, "Interactive ViewDependent Rendering of Large Isosurfaces," IEEE Visualization 2002, pp. 475482, October 2002. [PDF]
P. Lindstrom and V. Pascucci, "Terrain Simplification Simplified: A General Framework for ViewDependent OutofCore Visualization," IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 8(3):239254, JulySeptember 2002. [PDF] [Software]
P. Lindstrom and C. T. Silva, "A Memory Insensitive Technique for Large Model Simplification," IEEE Visualization 2001, pp. 121126, October 2001. [PDF]
P. Lindstrom and V. Pascucci, "Visualization of Large Terrains Made Easy," IEEE Visualization 2001, pp. 363370, October 2001. [PDF] [Software]
P. Lindstrom, "OutofCore Simplification of Large Polygonal Models," ACM SIGGRAPH 2000, pp. 259262, July 2000. [PDF]
P. Lindstrom and G. Turk, "ImageDriven Simplification," ACM Transactions on Graphics, 19(3):204241, July 2000. [PDF]
P. Lindstrom and G. Turk, "ImageDriven Mesh Optimization," Georgia Institute of Technology technical report GITGVU0016, June 2000. [PDF]
P. Lindstrom and G. Turk, "Evaluation of Memoryless Simplification," IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 5(2):98115, AprilJune 1999. [PDF]
P. Lindstrom and G. Turk, "Fast and Memory Efficient Polygonal Simplification," IEEE Visualization '98, pp. 279286, October 1998. [PDF]
P. Lindstrom, D. Koller, W. Ribarsky, L. F. Hodges, A. Op den Bosch, and N. Faust, "An Integrated Global GIS and Visual Simulation System," Georgia Institute of Technology technical report GITGVU9707, March 1997. [PDF]
P. Lindstrom, D. Koller, W. Ribarsky, L. F. Hodges, N. Faust, and G. A. Turner, "RealTime, Continuous Level of Detail Rendering of Height Fields," ACM SIGGRAPH 96, pp. 109118, August 1996. [PDF]
D. Koller, P. Lindstrom, W. Ribarsky, L. F. Hodges, N. Faust, and G. Turner, "Virtual GIS: A RealTime 3D Geographic Information System," IEEE Visualization '95, pp. 94100, October 1995. [PDF]
P. Lindstrom, D. Koller, L. F. Hodges, W. Ribarsky, N. Faust, and G. Turner, "LevelofDetail Management for RealTime Rendering of Phototextured Terrain," Georgia Institute of Technology technical report GITGVU9506, January 1995. [PDF]

R&D 100 Award for zfp (2023)

IEEE PacificVis 2022 Best Paper Award (2022)

IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Contributor (2021)

LLNL Deputy Director for Science and Technology Excellence in Publication Award (2019)

LLNL Early and MidCareer Award (2017)

Elon University Distinguished Alumni Award (2015)

IEEE Senior Member (2012)

IEEE Visualization 2011 Best Paper Award (2011)

Department of Energy Early Career Research Program Award (2011)

Elon Young Alumnus of the Year Award for Professional Distinction (2002)

LLNL Defense and Nuclear Technologies Achievement Award for Outstanding Visualization Support (2002)

Link Foundation Fellowship (1999)

NCAA Postgraduate Fellowship (1994)

GTE Academic AllAmerica Men's AtLarge First Team (1993, 1994)

South Atlantic Conference President's Award for Academic and Athletic Excellence (1993, 1994)

South Atlantic Conference Scholar Athlete Award (1993, 1994)

Elon Computer Science Academic Achievement Award (1994)

Elon Mathematics Academic Achievement Award (1994)

Alpha Chi Honor Society

Kappa Mu Epsilon Honor Society