Entries by Jason Leigh

LAVA releases SAGE2 Koʻolau at Supercomputing 2015 Conference

November 17, 2015 – Austin, Texas The Laboratory for Advanced Visualization and Applications collaborates with the Electronic Visualization Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago to release SAGE2 version 1.0, called Koʻolau, at the annual Supercomputing conference, held this year in Austin, Texas. The software was released at the 7th SAGE Birds of a Feather […]

University of Hawai‘i Data Visualization Expert to Build the Top System in the Nation

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa will be home to the best data visualization system in the United States, thanks to a major research infrastructure grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF provided $600,000 and the University of Hawai‘i (UH) added $257,000 for a total of $857,000 to develop a large CyberCANOE, which […]

LAVA Open House

October 30, 2015 The Laboratory for Advanced Visualization and Application celebrates its opening with an open house. Over 100 attendees were treated to copious pies and research demonstrations that featured a newly completed CyberCANOE visualization system, the CreaTable- interactive table top display, an interactive network pathway visualization of Prochlorococcus, developed for the Center for Microbial and Oceanographic Research and Education, and […]

LAVA Completes Construction of New Facility

The Laboratory for Advanced Visualization and Applications completed construction of their new lab space (now at Keller Hall 102). Established by Professor Jason Leigh, the new LAVA facility is the most advanced visualization facility in Hawaii, and with the help of a new National Science Foundation Major Research Infrastructure award, will eventually house the most […]

LAVA at the Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference

MS student Eric Wu of the Laboratory for Advanced Visualization and Applications demonstrates his asteroid visualization application at the AMOS conference in Maui from Sept 15-18, 2015. The virtual reality visualization application enables viewers to see a number of asteroids in relation to the scale of Oʻahu and the International Space Station. Also demonstrated was […]

Research Experiences for Undergraduates at LAVA produces a series of tutorial videos for SAGE user community

With funding from the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program,  undergraduate interns experienced research life at the Laboratory for Advanced Visualization and Applications (LAVA)- the premiere visualization laboratory in Hawaiʻi. As part of their internship they learned how to produce a series of tutorial videos on how to use one of LAVA’s research products- […]

2015 Creativity Workshop

May 18, 2015 The Laboratory for Advanced Visualization and Applications (LAVA) hosted a Creativity workshop attended by graduate and undergraduate students from Information and Computer Sciences, Electrical Engineering, and Academy for Creative Media. The event was held on a farm in Kaneohe, Hawaiʻi. The goal of the workshop was to supplement the technical knowledge students receive […]

Laboratory for Advanced Visualization and Applications partners on a $5 million National Science Foundation grant to improve international research networks

Modern science is increasingly data-driven, collaborative in nature and international.  Large-scale simulations and instruments produce petabytes of data, which is subsequently analyzed by tens of thousands of scientists scattered across the globe. The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and University of California at Davis are partnering on a project led by Indiana University to accurately […]

Creator of Final Fantasy lectures on Video Game Development

April 29, 2015 Legendary creator of the internationally acclaimed Final Fantasy video game series, Hironobu Sakaguchi gave a guest lecture at Professor Jason Leigh’s Video Game Development class today to discuss the development of his latest project Terra Battle and to also announce that it had reached two million downloads. When students asked him where he […]

CyberCANOEs transport students in University of Hawaiʻi’s first cross-campus video game class

About three dozen students at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and the University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu are participating in UH’s first joint video game development class. The gaming industry is a profession with a bright future. According to the Entertainment Software Association, the video game industry added $6.2 billion to the U.S. economy in […]