Brendan Moloney

Title: Senior Research Assistant

Experience: Brendan graduated Cum Laude  with a B.Sc. from the University of Arizona in 2005.  While there he developed an interest in parallel processing and computer graphics.  He then pursued these interests under Professors Torsten Möller and Daniel Weiskopf while attaining a M.Sc. from Simon Fraser University.  The topic of his thesis was large volume rendering using distributed GPU computing. He successfully defended his thesis in June of 2008.  Current research interests include parallel image processing and non-linear optimization on GPUs.  When outside of work Brendan enjoys snow boarding, hiking, fixing his car, and trying to cook.


  • Visualization of large volumetric data sets
  • Parallel and Distributed Programming
  • General purpose computations on GPUs

Brendan Moloney, Marco Ament, Daniel Weiskopf, Torsten Möller, "Sort First Parallel Volume Rendering," IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, TVCG 17(8): 1164--1177, 2011. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2010.116

Brendan Moloney, Daniel Weiskopf, Torsten Möller, Markus Strengert, "Scalable Sort-First Parallel Direct Volume Rendering with Dynamic Load Balancing," 7th Eurographics Symposium on Parallel Graphics and Visualization 2007 (EGPGV'07), pp. 45-52, Lugano, Switzerland, May 2007.