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The InfoVis Lab was founded in 2000 and provides an active and advanced research environment to conduct research in Information Visualization.

TopInfoVis Lab Meetings

Lab meetings are held weekly. Some presentations are available online: Bioinformatics at IU, Mining Animal Behavior Data, The Building Blocks Project, Social NW Analysis in R.

InfoVis Lab Meetings (previous meetings)
Meeting Time:  Thursday from 10:30a-12:30p, Room 036
Jan. 28 KDVis Movie + general update (Katy)
Feb.03 Hardware/Software resources available + DB Project Update
Feb. 10th Quals Paper Presentation and Feedback (Ketan) + IVC Arch.
Feb.17  Sunbelt Conf
Feb. 24  Cellular Automata for Modeling (Shashi) + Educational KDVis (Peter)
Mar. 03 Kevin Boyack +Design Principles for KDVis
Mar. 10  Graphics APIs - VTK  (Shashi) + DB Project (Gavin) + KDVis Interface and Reporting (Katy/Weimao)
Mar. 24 Plone (Shashi) + StOCNET & SIENA (Elijah) - Need to be Rescheduled
Mar. 31 Citation practice in law (Peter) + AAG Exhibit (Katy) + TV (Katy)
April 7 AAG, Denver, CO
April 14 Movie (Katy) + DB Project (Gavin/Weimao)
April 21 Prospectus (Ketan) + Elijah’s PhD (Elijah)
April 28 Brad Paley Talk and Tutorial in Indy

TopResearch Opportunities

Most of the research relies on strong (Java) programming skills and/or solid knowlege in the design and evaluation of user studies. If you are interested to join of the projects send your cv and a short desciptions of your interestes to katy@indiana.edu.


InfoVis Lab


SUN E250 Workgroup Server
Larger data analysis amd visualization jobs can be processed on a SUN E250 Workgroup Server with two 400MHz CPUs, each with 2-MB cache, 2GB memory, and four 36GB 10,000 RPM drives.
It can be accessed via ssh to 'iuniverse.slis.indiana. edu'.


IU's universe of virtual worlds is powerded by Activeworlds.com software and hosted at the lab. It is maintained by the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) and University Information Technology Services (UITS), primarily involving the Advanced Visualization Laboratory (AVL). Initiated in Summer 2001, the project's goal is to provide a 3D web-based collaboration mechanism for all Indiana University (IU) faculty, staff and students on any of the eight IU campuses, located throughout the state of Indiana.


IP Lab Cluster
kali has 1.5 GB, the other three machines have 1GB of RAM. Use 'df' to see available disk space on each machine (will be 4TB in Fall 03).



Central IUB & UITS Resources
don't foget to acknowledge them when you write papers.

Solar E10k  

Research Database Complex
The Research Database Complex (RDC) comprises two Sun V1280 servers with 12 900MHz processors and 96 GB of memory each. 6 TB fiber channel disks will be attached to both servers. A Sun V880 system with 4 cpus and 8GB memory will be serving as the web front-end for the database servers. The RDC will be dedicated to Oracle database applications, GIS applications requiring Oracle, research applications requiring Solaris, or research applications requiring 8GB or more of real memory.

Mass Storage  

Mass Storage
IU's advanced, scalable, network accessible, open, standards-based mass storage infrastructure is available to faculty and students. The current storage capacity is 175 TB on tape and 1 TB on disk.
Read the IU Massive Data Storage Service Starter Kit and find out how to apply for a 500GB account to backup your personal & research data. Admin interface.


AVL System 
IU's Advanced Visualization Laboratory hosts the CAVE system a room-size, immersive computer interface.




HCI Usability Lab @ SLIS
Formal usability studies can be conducted in the SLIS Usability Laboratory, a state of the art facility that provides an interruption free, controlled environment with sophisticated facilities for capturing, editing, and analyzing live user performance data in a variety of formats. The lab has a separate testing and observation room. Several observation monitors supplement a one-way mirror allowing clients to observe sessions.

Abilene Network  

Abilene Network
Indiana University is the home of the Abilene network operations center serving higher education and industry collaborators within the US. All IU student labs and several faculty desk machines are linked via 100MB connections.


Indiana's Optical Fiber Initiative
I-Light is a new optical fiber network that links Indiana University Bloomington, IUPUI, and Purdue University's West Lafayette campus via gigabit Ethernet connections to each other, as well as to the national Internet infrastructure, including Internet2.

Pervasive Technology  

The Pervasive Technology Labs @ Indiana University
are working on a large number of projects meant to expand our knowledge in pervasive technolsive technology. In addition, each lab contributes a significant amount of published research to their respective fields.


Biocomplexity Research @ Indiana University
Biocomplexity is the study of the complex structures and behaviors that arise from the interaction of biological entities (molecules, cells, or organisms). Complex biological multi-scale simulations require different abstractions at each scale, scalable parallelism for heterogeneous dynamical simulations, a data-rich environment with experimentally determined model parameters and, finally, distributed multi disciplinary research teams and resources.

Complex Systems  

Spatial-Experimental Laboratory for Research and Policy Analysis Related to Complex Systems
A recently funded, state-of-the-art, research laboratory facility for behavioral sciences at Indiana University, Bloomington. The laboratory will be multi-purpose, with a focus on behavioral experiments, agent based modeling, and the integration of GIS technologies into social science research. (picture)


Complex Systems  

Statistical Consulting Center
The Indiana Statistical Consulting Center (ISCC) provides statistical consulting services to Indiana University and non-university clients. The staff is comprised of faculty members and graduate students from IUB. Services include working with clients to formulate research designs and analysis and to interpret and present results.



Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics
is a multidisciplinary research center serving the Indiana University Bloomington campus. Formed in 2000, the CGB carries out independent research in genomics and bioinformatics, collaborates and assists in projects developed by faculty, and promotes interdepartmental and interdisciplinary interactions to enhance genomics and bioinformatics at IUB.



Centralized Life Sciences Data (CLSD)
The CLSD service provides a single, SQL-based interface for querying a variety of public Life Sciences Data, including BLASTable sequence databanks and non-relational datasets that have been transformed into relational tables.



TopMailing Lists

Please subscribe to the InfoVis Lab majordomo list - simply send an email to majordomo@indiana.edu and type in your email message body (*NOT* in Subject): subscribe katy_iv.
You may also like to subscribe to theInfovis Digest Information moderated by Stefano Foresti - simply send an email to majordomo@infovis.org and type in your email message body (*NOT* in Subject): subscribe infovis-digest.
Another good source is the Mapping-Cyberspace Discussion List maintained by Martin Dodge and Rob Kitchin.
Information concerning IU's excellent Cognitive Science Program is distributed via cognoscente@indiana.edu.

"I think the next century will be the century of complexity." Stephen Hawking, 2000.
The Complexity Digest Archive is at http://www.comdig.org.

TopUseful Links
  • https://venom.slis.indiana.edu/stats/