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Students working in the IAV lab.

Department of Computer Science

Information Analytics and Visualization Center

 

About US:

The Information Analytics and Visualization (IAV) Center is one of Centers of Excellence at Purdue University Fort Wayne. The IAV Center opened on February 23, 2011 with a $500,000 grant awarded from the Lilly Endowment Inc. through the Talent Initiative Program

The IAV Center serves as a valuable resource for northeast Indiana that strives to support excellence in teaching and learning at Purdue Fort Wayne, and contribute to the development of the region through research and innovative endeavor. The center conducts research pertaining to information analytics and visualization, develops collaborative projects with regional industry and other research institutions, and engages in multidisciplinary projects with faculty and students from across the university. Several projects are on-going with Purdue Fort Wayne students, faculty, and other collaborating institutions in the areas of visualization, virtual reality, computer graphics, simulation, 3D vision technology, and mobile graphics. Our research projects have been funded by NSF/S2ERC, Lilly Endowment Inc., Purdue Fort Wayne, and regional industry.

The IAV Center equipped with cutting-edge computing resources, including: a one-wall projection system with an optical tracking system; 20-node 160 core Beowulf cluster; SGI Altix UV 10 graphics workstation; workstations designed for intensive graphics applications; and 3D vision display and haptic devices.

 

Our Mission:

The mission of the IAV Center is:

  • to promote and conduct research pertaining to information analytics and visualization;
  • to provide state-of-the-art resources for faculty and students to engage in multidisciplinary research in the areas of visualization, information processing and visual analytics, data mining and knowledge discovery, virtual reality technology, usability engineering, semantic computing, machine learning, networking, and security;
  • actively seek partnerships with regional business, industry, and government enterprises to collaborate on projects of mutual interest, to obtain state and federal grants, and to offer seminars and workshops addressing contemporary research, technology, and applications.
Student working in the IAV lab.

Research Work

 

Our Center's Resources

 


This system is the VisCube C2-HD Wall to Floor, 13.3' Wide 1920x1080 per surface display that uses A.R.T Optical Tracking System and the FlyStick3 3D Navigator to create a 3D Stereoscopic Environment.

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IAVC 3D Stereoscopic Wall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The 3D Stereoscopic Wall utilizes two projectors that shoot projection onto a mirror that is then displayed on the Wall as a 3D image.

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Projection System for 3D Stereoscopic Wall

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Beowulf Cluster System for the IAVC

These two computers run the high performance graphic applications too the projector system and utilizes the A.R.T Optical Tracking System and FlyStick3 to navigate and present the 3D Applications created on these devices.

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IAVC Graphic Workstations utilizing 3D Wall

Altix UV 10 is a 4U, standard-depth rackmount system with up to 32 processor cores and 512GB of shared memory in 64DIMM slots. The quad-socket model provides particularly high performance for a server in its class when it comes to I/O-bound and memory-bound applications such as in-memory and very large databases. 

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An SGI Altix UV 10 Graphics Workstation

Touch is a motorized device that applies force feedback on the users' hand, allowing them to feel virtual objects and producing true-to-life touch sensations as users manipulates on-screen 3D objects. Leading companies integrate Touch haptic devices into their work to achieve compelling solutions using the realistic sense of touch. 

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The Phantom Haptic Touch by 3D Systems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Wand by ART provides a 3D position and orientation, joystick axis, and multiple buttons that allows someone to navigate and grab objects in the 3D application's environment.

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ART Flystick3 3D Space Navigator

This 4 Panel, 4K Video Wall utilizes a Graphics Workstation with a NVIDIA RTX 2080 to display a  3840 x 2160 pixel resolution to show High-Definition visualizations of intense graphic applications and large scale data.

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Students working in the IAV lab.

Our Center has multiple HMDs available to allow students to research and develop VR Applications. Some of our HMDs are:

  • HTC Vive
  • Oculus Rift
  • Oculus Quest 2
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Oculus Quest 2

Collaborating Instutions

 
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Logo for Sung Kyun Kwan University(SKKU)
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Intelligent Image Processing Lab
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SEAVAC, a Collaborator of the IAVC

 

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Parkview Health Logo
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Parkview Mirro Center Logo

 

 

 

 

More about US:

  • Technical Assistant Project, “VirtualView: Virtual Reality Showrooms for Sales and Marketing Presentations” with Yamazen, Inc., Purdue University, 2021.
  • Technical Assistance Agreement, “QRCoating: QR Code-based Factory Management System,” SEAVAC USA, LLC, 2020-2021, $9,633.
  • Technical Assistant Project, Completed two projects with SEAVAC (USA), LLC., Lawgle, Inc., Purdue University, 2020, $4,900.
  • K-12 Teacher Professional Development in Computer Science, “IndianaComputes,” Indiana Department of Education/University of Notre Dame, 2020-2021, $19,953. (PFW is a sub-recipient for “IndianaComputes” project awarded in the total amount of $623,608).
  • IRSC Collaborative Research Grant, “Seeker: A Visual Analytic System for Humanities Research on Big Data Sets,” Purdue University Fort Wayne, 2019-2021, $15,000.
  • Technical Assistant Project, Completed four projects with Evonik Corporation, US Molders Inc., DMr Performance Suspension, Advanced Maintenance Services, Purdue University, 2019, $13,828.
  • Industry-sponsored Research Grant, “ACoRL-Targamite Spring 2017 Project,” Targamite LLC., 2017, $40,804.
  • Industry-sponsored Research Grant, “Construction of Order Set Reporting System Enhanced with Visual Analytics Tools,” Parkview Health System, Inc., 2015-2017, $45,081.
  • IN-MaC Technology Adoption Program, “Data Warehouse and Visualization-assisted Business Analytics Tools for the M2M System,” Bowmar, LLC., 2016, $60,000.
  • Mark Thompson, Beomjin Kim, Thomas Bolinger, Tristan Hartzell, “Enhanced Graphics Techniques for Improving Depth Perception Accuracy in Magnified Virtual Environments,” Proceedings of 2019 International Conference on Video, Signal and Image Processing, pp. 129-135, (2019).
  • Min-Seok Park, Ga-Yeon Jung, Hyo-Bin Park, Ki-Young Lee, Yong-Joo Lee, Jeong-Jin Kang, Sung-Jai Choi, Beom-Jin Kim, “A Study on the Bus Destination Guidance System using Open API,” The 7th International Symposium on Advanced and Applied Convergence, pp. 45-50, (2019).
  • Heather Dewey, Beomjin Kim, Jeffrey Malanson, Benjamin Aeschliman, “Seeker: A Visual Analytic Tool for Humanities Research,” Proceedings of the Association for Computers and the Humanities, Paper Id: 177 (2019).
  • Joel Stauffer, Kimberley Grobien, Beomjin Kim, Stephen Coburn, Douglas Townsend, “A Time-Lapse Visualizer for Pre-Computed Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic (PBPK) Models,” Proceedings of the 134th Annual Academy Meeting of the Indiana Academy of Science, (2019).
  • Mark Thompson, Beomjin Kim, Thomas Bolinger, Tristan Hartzell, “The Effect of Computer Graphics Techniques on Perceiving Depth in Magnified Virtual Environments,” Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Digital Signal Processing, pp. 105-109, (2018).
  • Max Fowler, Mikah Sunderman, Megi Shtika, Brett Galloway, Austin Kuhn, Nivetha Pandian, Katrina Eby, Tammy Toscos, Beomjin Kim, “WoundView: Prototype Telemedicine System for Real-time, Off-site Diagnosis,” Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Internet, pp. 427-432, (2017).
  • Maxwell Fowler, Chris Bellis, Chris Perry, Beomjin Kim, “Exploring Web-based Visual Interfaces for Searching Research Articles on Digital Library Systems,” Proceedings of the 27th Modern Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science Conference, Selected as the Best Student Paper Award in Cognitive Science, pp. 55-62, (2016).
  • Todd Welch, Gregory Short, Beomjin Kim, “Visual Interfaces Designed for Searching Text Content on Mobile Devices,” International Journal of Knowledge Engineering, 1(3), pp. 230-235, (2015).
  • Poster and Software demonstration at The 2019 Association for Computers and the Humanities, “Seeker: A Visual Analytic Tool for Humanities Research,” Pittsburgh, PA, July 23-26, 2019.
  • The 134th Indiana Academy of Science Annual Meeting, “A Time-Lapse Visualizer for Pre-Computed Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic (PBPK) Models,” Indianapolis, IN, March 30, 2019.
  • The Humanities and Technology Camp - Midwest 2018, “Seeker: A Visual Analytic Tool for Humanities Research,” Fort Wayne, IN, October 5, 2018.
  • Keynote Speaker at The 2018 International Conference on Computer Graphics and Virtuality, “The Effect of Computer Graphics Techniques on Perceiving Depth in Virtual Environments,” Tokyo, Japan, February 25-27, 2018.
  • The 9th International Conference on Internet, “WoundView: Prototype Telemedicine System for Real-time, Off-site Diagnosis,” Vientiane, Laos, December 17-20, 2017.
  • The 27th Modern Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science Conference, “Exploring Web-based Visual Interfaces for Searching Research Articles on Digital Library Systems,” Dayton, OH, April 22-23, 2016.
  • Received an Industry-sponsored Research Grant for "Construction of Stroke Order Set Reporting System Enhanced with Visual Analytics Tools" funded by Parkview Health System, Inc., 2015-2016, $20,085.
  • Dr. Kim presented a paper at the 4th International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Shanghai, China, July 29-30, 2015.
  • Received an Internal Fund for "Construction of an Integrated System for Collecting Data and Developing Visual Analytics Tools for IPFW University Strategic Alignment Process," funded by IPFW, 2015-2017, $40,000.
  • Ben Aeschliman and Dan Deifenbaugh presented an abstract at the 130th Indiana Academy of Science Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, March 21, 2015.
  • Dr. Kim served as a program committee at the 10th Asia Pacific International Conference on Information Science and Technology and Modern Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science Conference, 2015.
  • Published journal articles and conference papers
    • Todd Welch, Gregory Short, Beomjin Kim, "Visual Interfaces Designed for Searching Text Content on Mobile Devices," Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Paper Id: 17, (2015).
    • Tristan Hartzell, Beomjin Kim, Mark Thompson, Britton Wolfe, "An Experimental Study for Enhancing Depth Perception Accuracy in Minimized Virtual Environments," International Journal of Convergence Information Technology, 9(3), pp. 1-11, (2014).
    • Britton Wolfe, Beomjin Kim, Benjamin Aeschliman, Robert Sedlmeyer, "Experimental Studies of Stereoscopic Vision for Command and Control Operations," Advances in Military Technology, 9(2), pp. 91-104, (2014).
    • Gregory Short, Beomjin Kim, "Multi-tiered Visual Interfaces for Book Search with Digital Library Systems," Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Multimedia, Computer Graphics and Broadcasting, pp.21-24, (2014).
  • Dr. Kim served as a technical committee at the 4th International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, 2015.
  • Dr. Kim received a Technical Assistant Project for "Developing Mobile Applications for Enhancing the Functionality of Picture Pay," funded by Purdue University, 2013, $6,000.
  • Published book series article
    • Britton Wolfe, Beomjin Kim, Benjamin Aeschliman, Robert Sedlmeyer, "Evaluating 3D Vision for Command and Control Applications," Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer-Verlag Berlin, Vol. 8034, pp. 747-756, (2013).
  • Todd Welch delivered his research work "IPFW Mobile Application," at 2013 Student Research and Creative Endeavor Symposium, 2013.
  • Dr. Wolfe presented a paper at The 9th International Symposium on Visual Computing, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece, July 29-31, 2013.
  • Tristan Hartzell defended his M.S. dissertation titled "Improving Perception in 3D Stereoscopic Disaster Response Environments," July 18, 2013.
  • Mark Thompson defended his M.S. dissertation titled "Influence of Graphics Effects on Perceiving Depth in Maximized Virtual Environments," July 18, 2013.
  • Started Purdue Technical Assistance Program project with Allied Payment Network, Inc., May 2013.
  • Presentation and project collaboration meeting with Orthoworx, May 14. 2013.
  • Dr. Wolfe presented a grant project report at Spring 2013 S2ERC Showcase, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Chicago, IL, May 8-9, 2013.
  • 73 students attended ETCS New Tech Showcase toured the IAV Center, Apr. 24, 2013.
  • Presentation at IPFW Spring Campus Visit Day, Apr. 14, 2013.
  • Received 2013 New Frontiers Grant from Indiana University for "Light, Liturgy, and Art in the Church of the Monastery of Saint John, Müstair (CH)," 2013-2014, $44,166.
  • Dr. Kim received 2013 Senior Summer Faculty Grant, 2013, $8,000.
  • Received a NSF/S2ERC grant for "Evaluating Visualization Techniques for Command and Control Applications using Stereoscopic Vision in a 3D Virtual Environment," 2012-2013, $29,980.
  • Dr. Kim presented a paper at The 2012 International Conference on Digital Contents and Applications, Gangneug, Korea, December 16-19, 2012.
  • Presentation and project collaboration meeting with PHD, Inc., Nov. 29, 2012.
  • Established a research partnership with ChalkLabs at Bloomington, IN, Nov. 2012.
  • Dr. Wolfe presented new grant proposal at Fall 2012 S2ERC Showcase, Ball State University, Muncie, IN, Nov. 7-8, 2012.
  • Completed Purdue TAP Technical Assistance Program project for Zoom Information Systems, Fall 2012, $6,000.
  • Presentations for Middle School Career Day (over 300 guests), Nov. 2, 2012, Oct. 26, 2012.
  • A news article about the IAV Center printed on The News-Sentinel, Oct. 8, 2012.
  • Sixteen I-Shou University students from Taiwan toured the IAV Center, July 26, 2012.
  • Presentations for Vex Robotics summer camp, June 27, 2012.
  • Dr. Wolfe presented a paper at The 17th International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, Fairfax, VA, June 19-22, 2012.
  • Todd Welch received IPFW Undergraduate Summer Research Support Program, 2012, $1,000.
  • Received a NSF/S2ERC grant for "A Software Platform for Development and Evaluation of Visualization Techniques for Command and Control Applications," 2011-2012, $29,995.
  • Dr. Wolfe presented a grant project report at Spring 2012 S2ERC Showcase, Virginia Tech Research Center, Arlington, VA, May 16-17, 2012.
  • Dr. Kim participated as a panelist at a local TV show, Discover IPFW, Apr. 26, 2012.
  • Presentations for IPFW Open House, Apr. 22, 2012.
  • Wesley King awarded the 1st place at The Undergraduate Design Contest, Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division, Apr. 19, 2012.
  • Twenty-one Namseoul University students from South Korea toured the IAV Center, Feb. 7, 2012.

 

  • Benjamin Aeschliman (MS)
  • Isaiah Fisher (BS, Sweetwater)
  • Eric Wise (BS, SEAVAC)
  • Chaitanya Subdehar, Graduate student of Computer Science
  • Connor Gilliom, Undergraduate student of Computer Science
  • Chase Walters (BS, Graduate Student of CS, Application Developer of IAVC)
  • Tyler McCaulley (BS, Rural Sourcing)
  • Brendan Perry (BS, Sweetwater)
  • Ryan Hurd (BS, Sweetwater)
  • Jason Baker (BS, VeriSign, Inc.)
  • Keith Bock (MS, ITT Exelis)
  • Kevin Bryan (MS, Raytheon Company)
  • Anne-Marie Buibish (MS, Engineering Fellow at Raytheon)
  • Michael Burton (MS, ITT Exelis)
  • Som Chatterjee (MS, Actuary at Medical Protective)
  • Sanyogita Chhabada (MS, Business Intelligence System Analyst at Brightpoint)
  • Chris Dunn (MS, PhD student at Indiana University)
  • Daniel Hale (BS, Raytheon)
  • Tristan Hartzell (MS, ITT Exelis)
  • Ryan Heniser (BS, Sony Picture Imageworks)
  • Philip Johnson (BS, Software Developer)
  • SeungEun Kim (BS, Seoul, Korea)
  • James Kunce (MS, Senior Vice President & Chief Actuary at Medical Protective)
  • Mi Lim Lee (BS, CCC Information Services)
  • Brett Meyer (MS, Software Engineer at Red Hat)
  • Gary Miller (MS)
  • Lwin Moe (MS, Database Analyst/Programmer at Eastern Michigan University)
  • Dmytro Podgorniy (BS)
  • Yamara Santos (MS, Software Developer at Computer Sciences Corporation)
  • Jon Scott (MS, Zimmer, Inc.)
  • Gregory Short (BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  • Jeff Stanford (MS, Staff Engineer at Logikos)
  • Rod Strong (MS, ITT Exelis)
  • Mark Thompson (MS)
  • Todd Welch (MS, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) in Crane, IN)
  • Jing Xie (MS, Vice President, Global Clinical Research at Biomet Inc.)
  • Corbin Yeager (BS, MS candidate at IPFW)
  • Thomas Bolinger (MS, Continuing Lecturer at PFW)
  • Nathaniel Gough (BS, BI Consultant at OneBridge)
  • Mikah Sunderman (BS)
  • Patrick Weisz (BS, Allied Payment Network)

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