I'm interested in profiling and parallelizing an algorithm that finds the average value of an array of integral values. Although it might not sound exciting to some, I think it's a great starting point.
Find open source tomography algorithm, profile it, then attempt to convert parts of source code to take advantage of GPU using CUDA.
Im looking at fractal maps right now. Julia and Mandelbrot set. Im trying to figure out how to do the Julia set because last semester, one of the assignment is for Mandelbrot Set.