Visualization and Interaction Lab
At the Department of Computer Science
University of Miami
The Department of Computer Science visualization lab, including work on interaction
and virtual environments, assembles a the many talents at the University of Miami
to continue its long history of work in graphics and mathematical and scientific
Visualizations of simple interactive maps in Phaser
- Huseyin Kocak
Dr. Kocak's mathematical visualization work extends back almost to the
start of computer graphics with his iconic visualizations at Andy VanDamn's
computer graphics laboration. He holds joint appoints with the Center for
Computation Sciences at the University of Miami, and has wide collaborations
with RSMAS and the Medical School. His main work is in Dynamical Systems and
is the creator of the Phaser
programming system for exploring Dynamical Systems.
- Victor Milenkovic
Dr. Milenkovic is a pioneer in the field of Computational Geometry, and
has applied the advanced mathematical methods of this field to problems as
fabric layout, protein folding and interactions, and simulated physics for improved
computer animations. He is the recipient of the Young Presidential Investigator award
and has presented his work several times at SIGGRAPH, the premier conference for
- Burton Rosenberg
Dr. Rosenberg studied Computational Geometry and has worked in the area
of the complexity of algoritms. Along with computer graphics and visualization, he
is very interested in the complexity of cryptographic problems and in e-commerce.
He is the editor in chief of the Handbook of Financial Cryptography. His interest
in the interface of computers and art goes back to his work at the MIT Visual Language
Workshop (now the Media Lab), and has collaboarated with artists in exhibits at
the Center Pompidou (French National Gallery of Art) and the Lyon Biennale.
- Justin Stoecker
Graduate student in the Department of Computer Science, Mr. Stoecker's
accomplishments include a wide range of programming projects including visualizating
earthquake data for the Haiti fault line, visualizing neuronal connections in the
brain of a fly, protein interactions; and leading-edge interactivity projects using
Connect and Leap devices and stereoscopic displays; as well as pioneering the use
of graphic card pipelines for parallel scientific computations.
- Haitian earthquake data
Visualization for seismic data: digital elevation models,
earthquake catalogues, fault slip distributions, moment tensor solutions, and scalar fields.
Supports quad-buffered stereo and IR head tracking.
Part of Justin Stoecker's project:
TerraVis: A Stereoscopic Viewer for Interactive Seismic Data Visualization
Article with Falk Amelung and Tim Dixon in
discusses the application of the work.
- Protein-protein interaction
A visualization plug-in for Cytoscape that visualizes 3D networks using a force-directed layout
algorithm that is updated in real time. Used to view protein-protein interaction networks for the isPIN project.
By Justin Stoecker.
Justin's research page
- IxD: Interaction design
Integrating gestural interfaces and motion capture; the aesthetics of interface
performance; intuitional engagement in interface performance.