Curriculum Vitae


Lead Software Engineer and Researcher, Sensory Technologies [Aug 2013 – current]

  • Managing ultra-high-resolution multi-user collaborative visualization system.
  • Planning, Designing and Prototyping software solutions called Thrive™ for next-generation display wall environments.
  • Developed a web-based client software that is used to interact with Thrive™.

Research Assistant, EVL, UIC [Aug 2008 – July 2013]

  • Research on user-centered resource management for collaborative visualization system.
  • Developed a networked visualization system that runs large-scale display walls.
  • Research on data synchronization for cluster driven multi-user display walls.
  • Research on enabling large-scale remote scientific visualization.
  • Research on optimizing end-host performance for data-intensive e-Science applications.
  • Developing and maintaining core components of cluster-driven display wall middleware.

Teaching Assistant, UIC [Aug 2007 – Aug 2008]

“Computer Networking” and “Video Game System Design.”


Ph.D., Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL),
Computer Science Department, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
[Aug 2006 – July 2013] [GPA 3.85/4.0]
Doctoral Thesis : Multi-user Centered Resource Scheduling for Large Scale Display Wall Environments.

M.S., Computer Science, University of Southern California (USC)
[Aug 2003 – May 2006] [GPA 3.7/4.0]


Distributed Computing System, Parallel Computing, Computer Graphics II, Supervisory Control of Concurrent System. Object Oriented Programming, Multimedia System Design, User Interface Design, Cryptography, Artificial Intelligence, Compiler Design, Database, Algorithms, Computer Networking.


C/C++, QtSDK, Object Oriented Design, Multithreading, jQuery, Javascript, nodejs, Scripting Languages,OpenGL, VTK, MPICH, Unix/Linux


Nam, S., Reda, K., Renambot, L., Johnson, A., Leigh, J., “Multiuser-Centered Resource Scheduling for Collaborative Display Wall Environments,” Future Generation Computer Systems, Vol 45, pp 162-175, 2015.

Leigh, J., Johnson, A., Renambot, L., Peterka, T., Jeong, B., Sandin, D., Talandis, J., Jagodic, R., Nam, S., Hur, H., Sun, Y., “Scalable Resolution Display Walls,” IEEE Proceedings, 2011.

Jeong, B., Leigh, J., Johnson, A., Renambot, L., Brown, M., Jagodic, R., Nam, S., Hur, H., “Ultrascale Collaborative Visualization Using Display-Rich Global Cyberinfrastructure,” IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 99, 2010.


Nam, S., Deshpande, S., Vishwanath, V., Jeong, B., Renambot, L., and Leigh, J.: “Multiapplication Intertile Synchronization on Ultra-High-Resolution Display Walls,” Multimedia Systems, Arizona, USA, ACM, 2010.

Takahashi, H., Yamamoto, T., Takizawa, M., Kamatani, O., Nam, S., Renambot, L., Leigh, J., Vishwanath, V., “Leveraging end-host parallelism to achieve scalable communication bandwidth utilization,” Photonics Society Winter Topical Meeting Series, IEEE, 2010.

Nam, S., Jeong, B., Renambot, L., Johnson, A., Gaither, K., and Leigh, J. “Remote Visualization of Large Scale Data for Ultra-High Resolution Display Environments,” Ultrascale Visualization Workshop, Portland, USA, ACM, 2009.

Takahashi, H., Takizawa, M., Kobayashi, S., Kamatani, O., Ishida, O., Vishwanath, V., Nam, S., Renambot, L., and Leigh, J.: “Achieving large bandwidth by leveraging parallelism in end-hosts and networks,” Summer Topical Meeting, 2009. LEOSST ’09. IEEE/LEOS, 2009.

V. Vishwanath, Leigh, J., Nam, S., Renambot, L., T. Shimizu, O. Kamatani, T. Hirokazu, and M. Takizawa: “The Rails Toolkit – Enabling End-System Topology-Aware High End Computing,” 4th IEEE International Conference on e-Science, Indianapolis, USA, IEEE, 2008.

Tsukishima, Y., Hirano, A., Taniguchi, A., Imajuku, W., Jinno, M., Hibino, Y., Takigawa, Y., Hagimoto, K., Xi, W., Renambot, L., Jeong, B., Jagodic, R., Nam, S., Leigh, J., DeFanti, T., and Verlo, A.: “The First Optically-Virtual-Concatenated Lambdas over Multiple Domains in Chicago Metro Area Network Achieved Through Interworking of Network Resource Managers,” 12th Optoelectronics and Communications Conference, 16th International Conference on Integrated Optics and Optical Fiber Communication,Yokohama, Japan, 2007.