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.


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Hello there.

My name is umar harun abdullahi.
I am the one selected to participate on this project.


  1. What did you get done this week?
    Write TVB visualization list/inventory recommended by mentor.
  2. What do you plan on doing next week?
    Finished the visualization and start the actual project.
  3. Are you blocked on anything?

#GSoC_2019 #gsoc


Hi Umar, thanks for posting. Could you please put the ‘GSoC_2019’ category on this, so it pops up in the students-mentors group for 2019?



Hi Malin, thanks for the guide, can you add me on gsoc private group.


Hi, I’ve added you to the GSoC_Students group. This group has access to the private mentor+students 2019 group in the category GSoC_2019. Please put that tag on your future posts!