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Highlights of scholarly research enabled by IU cyberinfrastructure

From optimization of brain software to context about global climate to advanced visualization solutions - IU cyberinfrastructure (people, technology, software, hardware, and physical facilities) make it possible.

UITS RT's Advanced Visualization Lab consults to make IU Media, Technology Center a reality

PTI's Research Technologies' AVL helps to bring the IU Media, Technology Center alive.  Advanced visualization consultation and the ability to relieve fears about 3D capabilities were just some of the ways PTI/UITS moved this project along.

Indiana Public Media
Ready, Set, Robots! Camp returns to IU with a new advanced camp

Be the cool parent - send your student to Ready, Set, Robots!  Students learn to program LegoR MindstormR robots on a "Mission to Mars"!  For returning and advanced students a new "advanced" camp has been added in July.  See the link below for details.

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Herron announces the Think It Make It Lab, where art, design and technology converge

OVPIT was a contributor to this project.  UITS Research Technologies' AVL staff can help prepare data, will be trained on the equipment most applicable to RT projects, and will have direct access to help staff and collaborators.

January 14, 2015
PTI's Margaret Dolinsky wins 2014 Outstanding Collaborative Research Award

Winners to give award lectures December 12 in Woodburn Hall 101, 3:30-4:30pm.  A reception will follow.  Everyone is welcome.

Research News
Kelley School of Business (KSBIT) Open House

Meet face-to-face with the people who provide and support Kelley’s IT infrastructure and services, as well as IT professionals from UITS.

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Mapping science project winds down

If hung side by side, the maps would stretch the length of two football fields. Taking just 30 minutes to talk about each map and its makers -- which Börner believes is the minimum time it takes to tell all the stories and unravel all the insights that come with each of the maps -- would fill 50 hours.

IUB Newsroom
September 8, 2014
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Receive one-on-one consults with UITS Research Technologies (RT) experts.

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IU Tech Experts to Shine at XSEDE

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.

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.

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