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IU Tech Experts to Shine at XSEDE

HPC Wire/IU
July 10, 2014
“IU’s overall presence at the XSEDE14 conference represents the excellent work of the Pervasive Technology Institute, School of Informatics and Computing, and University Information Technology Services. From advanced distributed workflows to national outreach, IU is a leader in cyberinfrastructure and informatics,” said Craig Stewart, executive director of the Pervasive Technology Institute and SOIC adjunct associate professor.
2014 Sci-Vis Showcase in 3D

PTI-affiliated Research Technologies and IU's 1 petaFLOPS supercomputer, Big Red II, help to bring the showcase to life.

IT News
May 5, 2014
Informatics students present the merits of advanced visualization technologies

IUPUI graduate students studying human-computer interaction (HCI) in the I590 class gathered in the Advance Visualization Lab (AVL) to present advanced tools for HCI research.  Each student group was assigned an advanced HCI-related technology to study and then presented a rich 10-minute presentation about how the technology tool could be used for quality research.

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IU research and technology to support new $320 million Digital Lab for Manufacturing

Pervasive Technology Institute's Geoffrey C. Fox (Prof. School of Informatics and Computing) and UITS RT Advanced Visualization Lab and IU's supercomputer, Big Red II, named in new award to Indiana University.

IU Newsroom
February 26, 2014
Scholarly Highlight: The Digital Scroll: Jack Kerouac’s On the Road Manuscript

The Advanced Visualization Lab collaborated with the Lilly Library to create a digital interface to Jack Kerouac’s original On the Road manuscript.

Join us for Visualization After Dark on Feb. 20, 2014

Please join the UITS Advanced Visualization Lab on Thursday, February 20 from 7pm to 9pm as we present a variety of winter-themed visualizations on IU’s Science on a Sphere (SOS) and ultra-high resolution IQ-wall. The featured visualizations will map the history of the Winter Olympics from 1924 to the present. You’ll see the Olympics as you’ve never seen them before and learn how IU’s advanced visualization displays and techniques can benefit your data presentation and analysis needs.

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Brilliant Minds are back: Imag(in)ing Science at the Grunwald Gallery

A faculty collaboration that paired art and science -- on projects that explored photosynthesis, the 2011 tsunami, light fields and Shakespeare -- is the focus of the latest Brilliant Minds video.

Inside IU
February 6, 2014
Scholarly Highlight: Empowering Students with new Virtual Reality (VR) Software

During the 2013 fall semester, IU undergraduate and graduate students from two different IUPUI School of Informatics and Computing (SOIC) courses and an IUB Fine Arts course developed original virtual reality applications.  The students developed their applications using the recently adopted Unity 3D real-time rendering engine software.  Advanced Visualization Lab (AVL) staff configured the rendering engine to function within the constraints of the large-format Virtual Reality Theater (VRT) and Visualization & Collaboration Theater (VCT), and provided training modules and support throughout the semester’s developments.

Scholarly Highlight: Supporting workflows towards digital fabrication for Herron students

During the 2013 fall semester two Herron School of Art sculpture students received support with 3D scanning and prototyping technologies from the Advanced Visualization Lab. The students needed assistance scanning body parts and converting the resulting data into 3D printable surface meshes. Jamie Dickerson’s work resulted in a face mask. Liz Wierzbicki intends to create dinnerware based on the design of the human hand. 

3D Showcase on December 16, 2013

The IU Cinema will host a 3D short film showcase on Monday, December 16th starting at 6:30 pm. The showcase will feature short 3D films produced by the AVL as well as student projects from the 3d production class in the Department of Telecommunications and taught by AVL staff member Chris Eller. The student titles would earn a PG or PG-13 rating if they were to be rated. Total running time is about 75 minutes. http://cinema.indiana.edu/

Informatics students create a new game using the IQ-Tilt

School of Informatics and Computing (SOIC) faculty and students have teamed up for a 10 month development of a Massive Multiplayer Alternate Reality Game using the AVL’s IQ-Tilt system. The game's unveiling is slated for the popular Indianapolis gaming convention known as Gen Con 2014. 

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Science on a Sphere at the Center of Excellence for Women in Technology inaugural event

On October 28, AVL Graduate Assistant Tassie Gniady hosted a table at the open house following the formal opening of CEWiT. Tassie showcased Science on a Sphere software emulator created by Patrick Beard in collaboration with other AVL staff. This emulator software affords the opportunity for the spherical data, traditionally only viewable on the Sphere itself, to be presented on non-spherical, more traditional monitors Attendees were also able to see pictures of the Sphere in situ at the CyberInfrastructure Building at the Bloomington campus.

Women Empowering Success in Technology Scavenger (WESiT) Hunt

On October 25 AVL staff helped with an IUB campus-wide technology scavenger hunt put on by WESiT (a division of CEWiT). Participants came to learn, interact, and ask questions about the AVL newest display, Science on a Sphere.

Building talking/singing sculptures

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Digital Library Brown Bag Series: The IQ-Table & Collection Viewer

AVL Sr. Analyst/Programmer David Reagan participated in the Digital Library Brown Bag Series, presenting "The IQ-Table & Collection Viewer: A Multi-touch Hardware and Software Solution for Browsing Collections of Media".

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IDAH borrows an IQ-Table to exhibit during the Society for Ethnomusicology annual meeting

Staff from the Institute for Digital Arts & Humanities and the Advanced Visualization Lab collaborated to create a new digital collection. The IQ-Table enables this collection to be interactivly browsed during the Society of Ethnomusicology's annual meeting being held in the lobby of the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis. 

Scholarly Highlight: Exploiting HPC Resources for the 3D-Time Series Analysis of Caries Lesion Activity

The Advanced Visualization Lab collaborated with IU School of Dentistry professor Masatoshi Ando to create visualizations and quantitative assessment of caries lesion activity, based on collections of SkyScan μ-CT (microfocus computed tomography) images taken at different times during the dynamic caries process.

The 2013 Orphans Midwest Film Symposium at the IU Cinema

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Scholarly Highlight: CIFASD – 3D Imaging Core

The Collaborative Initiative on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (CIFASD) 3D Imaging Core recently acquired three new 3dMD facial capture systems with funding from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The three new systems double the number of capture sites that the CIFASD-3D Imaging Core can support to a total of 6.

IU visualization experts help doctors diagnose fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

IU's Advanced Visualization Lab expands 3D technology work, helping to identify children at risk for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.

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