Pages about my work at the Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).

Past projects

LambdaTable – 2006

The LambdaTable is a high-resolution (24 megapixel) tiled LCD tabletop display con­nected to high-bandwidth optical networks that supports interactive group-based visualization of ultra high-resolution data. A LambdaTable is currently running our RainTable software at the Field Museum in Chicago as part of the Water exhibit, and will be travelling the country as part of that exhibit.

ImmersaDesk 4 – 2005

The ImmersaDesk 4 is a desktop-based high resolution passive stereo display which gives 4-megapixels of resolution per eye with optional head tracking. It was used by solar physicists at the Naval Research Laboratory to view stereoscopic movies of the sun as part of NASA’s STEREO project.

CoreWall – 2004

The CoreWall Suite is a real-time stratigraphic correla tion, core description and data visualization system used by the marine, terrestrial and Antarctic science com­munities. It has been deployed twice in Antarctica as part of ANDRILL, and is currently installed on the JOIDES Resolution drill ship.

LambdaVision – 2004

LambdaVision is an ultra-high-resolution visualization and networking instrument de­signed to support collaboration among co-located and remote experts requiring inter­active ultra-high-resolution imagery. It is made up of 55 LCD tiles and was the first 100 megapixel display built.

Continuum – 2003

The Continuum centered around the concept of distributed, collaborative, “amplified work environments” where collaborators gather to solve problems assisted by advanced collaboration, computation and visualization technologies including interactive stereoscopic computer graphics, multi-site audio/video conferencing, and high-resolution tiled graphics displays. Backing these technologies are clusters of PCs connected over extremely high-speed gigabit networks.

GeoWall 2 – 2002

Following on from the success of the GeoWall in viewing 3D imagery, the GeoWall 2 was designed to give Geoscientists display to view very high resolution 2D imagery by using a tiled array of LCD monitors to give almost 30 megapixels of resolution. This project was a stepping stone to the building of EVL’s 100 megapixel LambdaVision display. One of EVL’s GeoWall 2s was used in January 2009 to help plan security for the Obama innauguration.

WiggleView – 2002

Wiggleview was a tool developed to help visualize seismic data maintained by IRIS (Incorporated Research Institutions for Seis mology) at the Data Management Center (DMC) in Seattle, Washington.

GeoWall – 2001

A combination of new projection technology, fast graphics cards, and inexpensive computers have made it possible to provide a stereo projection system that is much more affordable than previous commercial solutions. The GeoWall project makes use of these projection systems to visualize structure and dynamics of the Earth in stereo to aid the understanding of spatial relationships. With over 500 deployed, in the mid 90s 1/3 of all non-major under graduate Earth Science students in the US used a Geo­Wall as part of their studies.