Entries by Jason Leigh

LAVA’s CyberCANOE receives visit from Governor David Ige

March 29, 2016 Governor David Ige and the first lady were treated to a 3D graphic display on the UH West Oʻahu CyberCANOE (Collaborative Analytics Navigation and Observation Environment) that is used to carry picture and sound between UH classrooms so students on different campuses may see each other and work together sharing rich media and […]

LAVA hosts Mid Pacific High School LiDAR Showcase of Historical Hawaiʻian Site

January 21, 2016 The Laboratory for Advanced Visualization and Applications (LAVA) worked with Mid Pacific High School to showcase their students’ LiDAR scans of Kaniakapupu ruins – the summer palace of King Kamehameha III. The centerpiece of the showcase was a life-sized stereoscopic 3D virtual reality walkthrough of the historical site using LAVA’s 20-foot, 2x4K resolution CyberCANOE […]

LAVA at Cinegrid 2015

On Dec 10, 2015, the Laboratory for Advanced Visualization and Applications (LAVA) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, and the University of Illinois at Chicago demonstrated SAGE2- the Scalable Amplified Group Environment software system at the 10th annual CineGrid conference at Qualcomm Institute, on the campus of University of California, San Diego. A 360 degree video of the presentation can be […]

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- […]

LAVA Hosts 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 […]