GSoC Project Idea 4.2: Reusable visualization tools for Jupyter



TVB’s web-based UI provides several very useful visualization tools, which are setup for full screen use. As TVB is used in wider contexts (HBP collaboratory, Jupyter notebooks), it is important to ensure the relevant visualization tools are present everywhere.

This project is to rewrite the widgets in TVB UI to become reusable components which can be employed from a Jupyter notebook for use in the HBP collaboratory, while maintaining compatibility with the existing TVB framework. Tools are to be refactored, choice up to the student, in order of priority

  1. anatomical visualization (surface, connectivity)
  2. time series viewer
  3. the phase plane tool

Use of WebGL (in particular Python/notebook oriented GL tools) are encouraged, where numerous interesting opportunities for optimization are present, e.g. XTK for anatomy, vispy for time series.

Expected results: A set of classes usable within Jupyter notebook, for displaying common data objects via WebGL or WebGL-based libraries.

Skills: Python, WebGL, IPyWidgets, Jupyter

Mentors: Lia Domide & Paula Popa, The Virtual Brain project.