Alok Hota


Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Tennessee, 3.92 GPA 2014 - present
Focus on large data visualization - scalable software platforms to support interactive visualization of complex spatio-temporal datasets
M.S. in Computer Science, University of Tennessee 2017
B.E. in Computer Engineering, Vanderbilt University 2011 - 2013
B.S. in Computer Science, Fisk University 2008 - 2011


Mohammad Raji, Alok Hota, Jian Huang, Scalable Web-Embedded Volume Rendering, LDAV 2017. (equal contribution with Mohammad Raji) Best Paper Award at LDAV 2017. PDF
Alok Hota, Mohammad Raji, Tanner Hobson, Jian Huang, A Space-Efficient Method for Ensemble Analysis and Visualization, EGPGV 2017. PDF
Mohammad Raji, Alok Hota, Robert Sisneros, Wei Gao, Jian Huang, Photo-Guided Exploration of Volume Data Features, EGPGV 2017. PDF


Sandia National Laboratories Summer 2016, Summer 2017
Graduate Student Intern Albuquerque, NM
  • Developing generalized vectorization for x86-based processors in the VTK-m library
Advanced Computing Center for Research and Education June 2013 - July 2014
Programmer Nashville, TN
  • Developed live depot activity monitor for storage depots
  • Expanded in-house message queue system for parallel job distribution
Institute for Software Integrated Systems February 2012 - May 2013
Undergraduate Student Researcher Nashville, TN
  • Developed a traffic simulation model for classroom instruction of high-level programming concepts
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Summer 2016, Summer 2017
Undergraduate Student Intern Silver Spring, MD
  • Developed several NOAA EVL Images of the Day
  • Created 3D visualization of lightning strikes during a tornado
Fisk University 2009 - 2011
Undergraduate Student Researcher Nashville, TN
  • Set up a weather station at Fisk University with a server backend
  • Developed a hurricane detection algorithm


Fluent in Python, C/C++, Java, Bash
Knowledgeable in VisIt, ParaView, VTK, VTK-m, CUDA

Scholarships and Awards

University of Tennessee Athletic Department Graduate Student Award 2014 - present
Dean's List, Vanderbilt University 2011, 2012
Summa cum Laude, Fisk University 2011
Provost's List, Fisk University 2008 - 2011