Seminar: Advanced Visualization Instrumentation

Maxine Brown (EVL), Paul Bonnington (director, e-Research Center Monash), Jason Leigh (EVL), David Barnes, (Monash staff scientist) - Monash University

Participants: Jason Leigh

Institutions: Monash University

Monash University, Clayton Australia

Professor Jason Leigh, Director of the Electronic Visualization Laboratory presents the latest research in advance visualization instrumentation design, development and deployment at Monash University, Australia, Monday October 14th.

Abstract: In 1992 EVL invented the CAVE - that created a paradigm shift in virtual reality away from bulky head-mounted displays to light-weight 3D glasses with images projected on walls. This presentation describes EVL’s research in visualization instrumentation since the CAVE, and how these advanced visualization instruments are used everyday for research and education around the world.

Speaker biography: Jason Leigh is a Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Electronic Visualization Laboratory and the Software Technologies Research Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Currently he is a Fellow of the Institute for Health Research and Policy. He has also held appointments at Argonne National Laboratory, and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. His research expertise includes: large scale data visualization; virtual reality; high performance networking; and video game design. In 2010 he initiated a new multi-disciplinary area of research called Human Augmentics - which refers to the study of technologies for expanding the capabilities and characteristics of humans. His work has received widespread press from media including: the New York Times, Popular Science’s Future Of, Nova ScienceNow, and NSF Science Now. Leigh also teaches classes in Software Design and he has been teaching Video Game Design for over 10 years.

A CAVE2™ Open House follows the presentation showcasing Monash University’s latest large-scale research facility, a hybrid 2D / 3D visualisation space with 80 screens and over 82 million pixels.

Location: Room 3.34, Level 3, New Horizons (Building 82), Clayton Campus.


Date: October 14, 2013

Document: New Horizons in Visualisation Poster

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