Cory Quammen

Technical Leader

Scientific Computing

Kitware North Carolina
Carrboro, NC

10 Years Service at Kitware

M.S. in Computer Science
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

B.A. in Computer Science
Gustavus Adolphus College

Cory Quammen

Cory Quammen is a technical leader on Kitware’s Scientific Computing Team based in Carrboro, North Carolina. His main area of focus is scientific visualization and he is a core developer of Kitware’s open source platforms, VTK and ParaView

Cory leads several projects with industrial partners to build custom ParaView-based software applications that are tailored to their customers’ analysis and visualization workflows. These applications provide streamlined best-in-class post-processing capabilities for simulation domains such as computational fluid dynamics and finite element analysis. In addition, Cory coordinates collaborations with government customers from the Departments of Energy, Defense, and Commerce to expand the core visualization and data analysis capabilities of ParaView and VTK. 

Prior to joining Kitware, Cory was a research associate for the Department of Computer Science at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During this time, he added deconvolution algorithms to the Insight Toolkit, created a custom version of ParaView for the Modeling and Data Analysis Initiative (MADAI) team at UNC to visualize high-dimensional likelihood distributions from Markov Chain Monte Carlo sampling, and lead the software development for the Virtual Pediatric Airways Workbench (VPAW), a surgical modeling and planning tool for physicians treating pediatric patients with obstructed airways.

Cory received his master’s degree in computer science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Gustavus Adolphus College.


  1. B. Levin, Y. Jiang, E. Padgett, S. Waldon, C. Quammen, C. Harris, U. Ayachit, M. Hanwell, P. Ercius, D. Muller, and R. Hovden, "Tutorial on the Visualization of Volumetric Data Using tomviz," Microscopy Today, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 12-17, Jan. 2018. [URL]
  2. Y. Jiang, E. Padgett, M. Hanwell, C. Quammen, C. Harris, S. Waldon, D. Muller, and R. Hovden, "tomviz: Providing Advanced Electron Tomography by Streamlining Alignment, Reconstruction, and 3D Visualization," Microscopy and Microanalysis, vol. 23, no. S1, pp. 222-223, Jul. 2017. [URL]
  3. C. Zdanski, S. Davis, Y. Hong, D. Miao, C. Quammen, S. Mitran, B. Davis, M. Niethammer, J. Kimbell, E. Pitkin, J. Fine, L. Fordham, B. Vaughn, and R. Superfine, "Quantitative assessment of the upper airway in infants and children with subglottic stenosis," The Laryngoscope, vol. 126, no. 5, pp. 1225-1231, May 2016. [URL]
  4. C. Quammen, R. Taylor, P. Krajcevski, S. Mitran, A. Enquobahrie, R. Superfine, B. Davis, S. Davis, and C. Zdanski, "The Virtual Pediatric Airways Workbench," Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, vol. 220, pp. 295-300, 2016.
  5. H. Canary, R. Taylor, C. Quammen, S. Pratt, F. Gómez, B. O׳Shea, and C. Healey, "Visualizing likelihood density functions via optimal region projection," Computers & Graphics, vol. 41, pp. 62-71, Jun. 2014. [URL]
  6. J. Haase, P. Mishra, A. Stephens, R. Haggerty, C. Quammen, R. Taylor, E. Yeh, M. Basrai, and K. Bloom, "A 3D Map of the Yeast Kinetochore Reveals the Presence of Core and Accessory Centromere-Specific Histone," Current Biology, vol. 23, no. 19, pp. 1939-1944, Oct. 2013. [URL]
  7. A. Stephens, R. Haggerty, P. Vasquez, L. Vicci, C. Snider, F. Shi, C. Quammen, C. Mullins, J. Haase, R. Taylor, J. Verdaasdonk, M. Falvo, Y. Jin, M. Forest, and K. Bloom, "Pericentric chromatin loops function as a nonlinear spring in mitotic force balance," The Journal of Cell Biology, vol. 200, no. 6, pp. 757-772, Mar. 2013. [URL]
  8. A. Stephens, C. Quammen, B. Chang, J. Haase, R. Taylor, and K. Bloom, "The spatial segregation of pericentric cohesin and condensin in the mitotic spindle," Molecular Biology of the Cell, vol. 24, no. 24, pp. 3909-3919, Dec. 2013. [URL]
  9. S. Bass, H. Petersen, C. Quammen, H. Canary, C. Healey, and R. Taylor, "Probing the QCD critical point with relativistic heavy-ion collisions," Open Physics, vol. 10, no. 6, Jan. 2012. [URL]
  10. D. Fronczek, C. Quammen, H. Wang, C. Kisker, R. Superfine, R. Taylor, D. Erie, and I. Tessmer, "High accuracy FIONA–AFM hybrid imaging," Ultramicroscopy, vol. 111, no. 5, pp. 350-355, Apr. 2011. [URL]
  11. D. Lloyd, N. Govindaraju, C. Quammen, S. Molnar, and D. Manocha, "Logarithmic perspective shadow maps," ACM Transactions on Graphics, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 1-32, Oct. 2008. [URL]
  12. C. Quammen, A. Richardson, J. Haase, B. Harrison, R. Taylor, and K. Bloom, "FluoroSim: A Visual Problem-Solving Environment for Fluorescence Microscopy," in Eurographics, 2008. [URL]
  13. J. Miller, C. Quammen, and M. Fleenor, "Interactive Visualization of Intercluster Galaxy Structures in the Horologium-Reticulum Supercluster," IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 12, no. 5, pp. 1149-1156, Sep. 2006. [URL]

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