Current Grants


Collaborative Research: CSSI Frameworks: SAGE3: Smart Amplified Group Environment for Harnessing the Data Revolution, National Science Foundation (OAC 2003800), $2,282,000, 5/15/20 - 4/30/25, Andrew Johnson, Luc Renambot, Maxine Brown

C^2-THE-P^2 = Chicagoland Computational Traineeship in High Energy Particle Physics, $2,600,000, Department of Energy, Jahred Adelman (NIU), Richard Cavanaugh, Andrew Johnson, Mike Papka

CHS: Small: Collaborative Research: Articulate+ - A Conversational Interface for Democratizing Visual Analysis, National Science Foundation (IIS 2007257), $333,000, 10/1/20 - 9/30/23, Andrew Johnson, Barbara Di Eugenio, Moira Zellner

Transforming Storytelling: a Novel Tele-immersive Performance Merging Live Theater and Multi-user Virtual Reality, National Endowment for the Arts, $20,000, 6/1/21 - 5/31/23, Daria Tsoupikova, Andrew Johnson, Jo Cattell, Arthur Nishimoto, Lance Long

Training Program in the Biology and Translational Research on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias, National Institutes of Health (National Institute on Aging) (T32AG057468), $982,973, 9/15/19 - 8/31/23, Orly Lazarov, Ernesto Bongarzone, Scott Brady, Douglas Feinstein, Jacob Haus, Andrew Johnson, Mary Ladu, James Lee, Jie Liang, Gregory Thatcher, Xincheng Yao

Prior Grants

Visualization and Interaction

Machine learning and extended-reality for fast user-wearable robot co-adaptation, Chung-Ang University, $70,313, 5/1/21 - 4/30/22, Myunghee Kim, Andrew Johnson

SI2-SSI: SAGEnext: Next Generation Integrated Persistent Visualization and Collaboration Services for Global Cyber Infrastructure, National Science Foundation (ACI 1441963), $5,574,991, 10/1/13 - 9/30/21, Jason Leigh, Maxine Brown, Luc Renambot, Andrew Johnson, Lance Long.

Research and Development in Visualization, Analysis and Scalable System Software, Argonne National Laboratory, $313,364, 10/10/14 - 5/14/20, Andrew Johnson

National University Rail (NURail) Center: Tier 1 University Transportation Center (UIC sub award from UIUC) continuation, US Department of Transportation, $156,356, 10/1/13 - 9/30/18, Ahmed Shabana, Craig Foster, Ouri Wolfson, Mohsen Issa, Andrew Johnson

Sub-ice Investigation of Marine and PLanetary-analog Ecosystems, NASA (NNX14AC01G), $4,724,192 (UIC $300,309), 7/25/12 - 1/8/18, Britney Schmidt, William Stone, Peter Doran, Andrew Johnson, Stacy Kim, Mark Skidmore, Nathan Bramall, Frank Rack

EAGER: Collaborative Research: Articulate: Augmenting Data Visualization With Natural Language Interaction, National Science Foundation (IIS 1445751), $300,000 (UIC $253,521), 8/15/14 - 7/31/17, Barbara DiEugenio, Andrew Johnson, Leland Wilkinson, in collaboration with Jason Leigh.

Describing, Contrasting, and Visualizing End-of-Life Care in the 21st Century, National Institute of Nursing Research, $2,069,041, 9/9/11 - 6/30/15, Gail Keenan, Diana Wilke, Yingwei Yao, Andrew Johnson, Rashid Ansari, Ashfaq Khokhar

Modernization Directorate: Research, Analysis, and Databasing of Emerging High Power Directed Energy Technologies, Air Force Surgeon General Office #FA7014-09-2-0003 - T4T, $510,121 of $12,081,177, 9/30/09 - 5/31/15, Michael Colvard, James Radosevich, Benjamin Vesper, Carlotta Evans, Luke Hanley, Brian Murphy, Jason Leigh, Andrew Johnson

CI-TEAM Demonstration Project: Enhancing Stakeholder Participation in Environmental Planning with Visualization Tools that Support Complex Systems Learning and Spatial Thinking, National Science Foundation (OCI-1135572), $265,953, 8/1/11 - 8/31/15, Moira Zellner, Andrew Johnson, Leilah Lyons, Charles Hoch, Josh Radinsky

STCI: OptIPlanet Cyber-Mashup: Persistent Visualization and Collaboration Services for Global Cyber Infrastructure, National Science Foundation (OCI-0943559), $1,933,337, 9/1/09 - 8/31/13, Jason Leigh, Andrew Johnson, Maxine Brown, Luc Renambot

Collaborative Research: Toward Lifelike Computer Interfaces that Learn, National Science Foundation (CNS-0703927), $1,262,315 (UIC $569,872), 1/1/07 - 1/31/12, Jason Leigh, Andrew Johnson, Luc Renambot, Steve Jones, Tom DeFanti, in collaboration with Avelino Gonzalez, Ron DeMara

Future Earth Initiative, National Science Foundation (DRL-0741760), $2,999,477 (UIC: $205,943), 4/1/09 - 12/31/11 Patrick Hamilton, Paul Morin, Jason Leigh, Andrew Johnson, Luc Renambot

Center for End-of-Life Transition Research (CEoLTR) supplement, National Institute of Nursing Research, $399,753, 9/18/09 - 9/29/11, Diana Wilke, Andrew Johnson, Rashid Ansari, Ashfaq Khokhar, Yingwei Yao

Environmentally Non-disturbing Under-ice Robotic Antarctic Explorer (ENDURANCE), NASA (NNX07AM88G), $2,140,519 (UIC: $462,570), 5/1/07 - 6/14/11, Peter Doran, Andrew Johnson, William Stone, Bin Chen, Chris McKay, John Priscu

Collaborative Research: CoreWall - Integrated Environment for Interpretation of Geoscientific Data from Sediment and Crystalline Cores, National Science Foundation (OCE-0602117), $461,663 3/1/06 - 2/28/09, Jason Leigh, Andrew Johnson, Luc Renambot

Visualization Techniques for Supporting Rapid Decision Making Involving Large Scale Data (TRECC), Office of Naval Research/NCSA, $328,756 3/03-2/04, $138,054 3/04-2/05, $243,532 3/05-2/06, $193,916 3/06-2/07, $172,935 3/07-2/08, $150,000 3/08-2/09, Jason Leigh, Andrew Johnson, Tom DeFanti, Luc Renambot,

ITR Collaborative Research: The GeoWall - Stereo Visualization for the Earth Sciences, National Science Foundation (EAR-0218918), $282,541, 9/15/02 - 9/14/06, Andrew Johnson

Collaborative Research: A GIS Database for Studying and Visualizing Tethyan Plate Collisions, National Science Foundation (EAR-0238416), $108,630, 10/1/03 - 9/30/05 Martin Flower, Andrew Johnson

CISE Research Infrastructure: CAVERN: the CAVE Research Network, National Science Foundation (CNS-9802090), $2,112,000, 9/1/98 - 8/31/04 Tom DeFanti, Pat Banerjee, Maxine Brown, Ugo Buy, Rhonda Drayton, Robert Grossman, Andrew Johnson, Robert Kenyon, Tom Moher, Francis Quek, Nong Ye

Corridor One: an Integrated Distance Visualization Environment for SSI And ASCI Applications, Department Of Energy, $399,115, 7/01/99 - 7/15/01, Jason Leigh, Andrew Johnson, Tom DeFanti

Center for Integrated MicroSystems, UIC OVCR Research Program/Center Seed Grant Program, $100,000, 10/1/98 - 9/30/99, Krishna Shenai, Ishwar Puri, Andrew Johnson


Learning / Education / Outreach

Enhancing Physical Rehabilitation through Dynamically Reconfigurable Virtual Worlds, Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, $233,000, 1/15/2018 - 12/31/22, Andrew Johnson

Transforming Storytelling: Multi-User Virtual Reality Theater for Collaborative Tele-Immersive Exploration, State of Illinois, $150,000, 1/24/19 - 12/31/21, Daria Tsoupikova, Andrew Johnson, Jo Cattell, Arthur Nishimoto, Lance Long

Human Augmentics for Sustained Wellness, University of Illinois at Chicago Center for Clinical and Translational Science, $30,000, 2/1/12 - 4/30/14, Jason Leigh, Steve Jones, Robert Kenyon, Stellan Ohlsson, Giselle Mosnaim, Robin Mermelstein, James Rimmer, Andrew Johnson, Eulalia Puig Abril

REU support from Illinois Space Grant Consortium, NASA, $20,315, 6/2/06 - 2/28/11, Andrew Johnson

Disaster Preparedness Training - An online gaming demonstration for scenario-based training of middle school aged children, State of Illinois, $706,456 (UIC: $152,710), 5/15/09 - 4/30/10, Tom Prudhomme, Jason Leigh, Andrew Johnson, in collaboration with Patricia Rushing, Guy Garnett

NCLT: A Center to Develop Nanoscale Science and Engineering Educators with Leadership Capabilities, National Science Foundation (DRL-0426328), $15,988,084 (UIC: $1,075,000) 10/1/04 - 9/30/09, Thomas Moher, Andrew Johnson, Jim Pellegrino, Carmen Lilley

ITR Learning-Centered Design Methodology: Meeting the Nation's Need for Computational Tools for K-12 Science Education, National Science Foundation, $3,179,998 (UIC: 334,996) from 9/1/00 - 8/31/04, Elliot Soloway, Andrew Johnson (PI of UIC subcontract), Danny Edelson, Mark Guzdial, Joe Krazjik

Prior Knowledge, Analogical Transfer and Multiple Perspectives in Child Learning, National Science Foundation (BCS-9907839), $133,942, 9/1/99 - 8/31/01, Stellan Ohlsson, Andrew Johnson, Thomas Moher

REU Supplement to STAR TAP 2, National Science Foundation, $30,000 from 5/01/99 - 4/30/01, Tom DeFanti, Andrew Johnson

Deep Learning and Visualization Technologies, National Science Foundation (EIA-9720351), $250,001, 10/1/97-9/31/00, Tom DeFanti, Andrew Johnson, Tom Moher, Stellan Ohlsson


Systems Development

MRI: Acquisition of a Composable Platform as a Service Instrument for Deep Learning & Visualization (COMPaaS DLV), National Science Foundation (CNS 1828265), $1,029,363, 10/1/18 - 9/30/22, Maxine Brown, Andrew Johnson, Robert Kenyon, Liz Marai

MRI - Development of Continuum: A Virtualized Attentive Environment for Amplified Collaboration, National Science Foundation (CNS 1625941), $582,001, 10/1/16 - 9/30/20, Andrew Johnson, Maxine Brown, Robert Kenyon, Liz Marai, Debaleena Chattopadhyay

Development of the Sensor Environment Imaging (SENSEI) Instrument, National Science Foundation (CNS 1456638), $3,547,999, 10/1/14 - 9/30/19, Maxine Brown, Andrew Johnson, Robert Kenyon, Tanya Berger-Wolf, in collaboration with Jason Leigh, Truong Nguyen, Jules Jaffe, Francois Modave.

MRI-R2: Development of the Next-Generation CAVE Virtual Environment (NG-CAVE), National Science Foundation (CNS-0959053), $701,815, 5/01/10 - 4/30/13, Andrew Johnson, Jason Leigh, Tom Peterka, Maxine Brown

MRI: Development of OmegaTable and OmegaDesk - Instruments for Interactive Visual Data Exploration and Collaboration, National Science Foundation (CNS-0821121), $466,000, 9/1/08 - 8/31/13, Jason Leigh, Andrew Johnson, Luc Renambot, Maxine Brown

MRI: Development of Instrumentation for Lambda Vision, National Science Foundation (CNS-0420477), $395,726 9/15/04 - 8/31/09, Jason Leigh, Andrew Johnson, Luc Renambot, Tom DeFanti, Tom Moher

Instrumentation Development for Human-Centered Tele-Immersion, National Science Foundation (EIA-9871058), $770,000 from 9/1/98 - 8/31/01, Tom DeFanti, Dan Sandin, Greg Dawe, Maggie Rawlings, Andrew Johnson



STI: Starlight: Strategic Technologies for Internet Discovery and Development, National Science Foundation (ACI-0229642), $1,512,000 11/01/02 - 10/31/05, Tom DeFanti, Maxine Brown, Jason Leigh, Oliver Yu, Andrew Johnson (senior personnel)

EuroLink: High Performance International Internet Services between Research and Educational Institutions in the United States and Europe / Israel, National Science Foundation (ACI-9730202), $12,069,564 from 4/01/99 - 5/31/06, Tom DeFanti, Maxine Brown, Jason Leigh, Andrew Johnson, Daniel Sandin

EMERGE: ESnet / MREN Regional Grid Experimental NGI Testbed, Department of Energy, $1,457,160 from 8/01/99 - 7/31/02, Tom DeFanti, Oliver Yu, Maxine Brown, Andrew Johnson, Jason Leigh