Visualization Work of Albert Boulanger

I am an advocate of always visualizing data and models and have worked on tools to support great visualizations as part of the data analysis and modeling from building 3D immersive visualizations to exploratory data analysis visualizations closely integrated with machine learning model visualization.

Here is some work I did on video feedback at Bolt Beranek and Newman for this NSF program and also this paper: Feurzeig W., Horwitz P., Boulanger A. (1989) Advanced Mathematics from an Elementary Viewpoint: Chaos, Fractal Geometry, and Nonlinear Systems. In: Kaltofen E., Watt S.M. (eds) Computers and Mathematics. Springer, New York, NY I also did development of an application to interact with chaotic attractors. Here are some images from that application.

I also built the user interface, did algorithm development and made some custom graphs for the Gisting Conversational Speech Project at BBN. The research is described in this paper: J. R. Rohlicek, D. Ayuso, M. Bates, R. Bobrow, A. Boulanger, H. Gish, P. Jeanrenaud, M. Meteer, and M. Siu, “Gisting conversational speech,” in Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, 1992. ICASSP-92., 1992 IEEE International Conference on, 1992, vol. 2, pp. 113–116

Oil and Gas Reservoir 4D Visualization

3D VRML Models (you can use the Cortona3D plugin to view).  Get a VRML viewer plugin here. I am working on converting these to X3D to display in modern browsers w/o a plugin.

Here are some videos of the models

4D seismic cube for ST295
Movie of a 3D VRML model of 4D seismic analysis for ST29.


A virtual tour inside the ST295 reservoir stack
Explore the inside of the 4D analysis region-grown reservoir stack of ST295


Virtual Poster of the ST295 Reservoir Simulation
Virtual poster of the ST295 reservoir simulation augmented with a 3D model of the reservoirs.


Ride along with a beach ball driven by a reservoir simulation of ST295
Streaklines are visualized from the output of a reservoir simulation of ST295. The beach ball follows the trajectory of one of the streaklines. Then we are attached to the beach ball and go for a joy ride along the streakline!


Visualizations for Portfolio Management of Oil and Gas fields,
Principle Component Analysis and Visualization of Oil and Gas Companies.

Here are some paper and slide presentations with visualizations I have worked on.

Suitability Matrix Visualization
A 3-D rendering of a suitability matrix which is part of our lean energy management methodology covered in our book: Computer-Aided Lean Management for the Energy Industry.