Entries by Jason Leigh

LAVA Receives National Science Foundation Grant to Translate Human Speech into Data Visualizations

In 2008, Jason Leigh, ICS Professor and director of LAVA, began groundbreaking research to develop Articulate, a system to teach a computer how to translate human speech into visualizations of data. Recently Leigh and his colleagues at the University of Illinois at Chicago received a $498,999 National Science Foundation award (2008986 & 2007257) to develop […]

Collaborative Data Analysis & Visualization gets Artificial Intelligence Boost with $5M NSF Grant

May 15, 2020 Researchers at University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Virginia Tech were awarded a $5 million National Science Foundation grant to synergize two complementary technologies — large-scale data visualization and Artificial Intelligence (AI) — to create the Smart Amplified Group Environment (SAGE3) open-source software that allows AI to be a […]

Indigenous Protocols and Artificial Intelligence

March 1-2, 2019 The Laboratory for Advanced Visualization and Applications (LAVA), the Hawaii Data Science Institute and the Academy for Creative Media System jointly hosted the 1st meeting in the world bringing Indigenous researchers into discussions surrounding the future of Artificial Intelligence. Called the Indigenous Protocol and Artificial Intelligence Workshop, the event was organized by the Initiative for Indigenous Futures, Old Ways New, and the Canadian Institute […]

LAVA Receives Funding from the Trans-Eurasia Information Network

October 10, 2018 Professor Jason Leigh, founding director of the Laboratory for Advanced Visualization & Applications (LAVA) is awarded $233,518 from TEIN for LandSage- a project to provide decision support for monitoring and mitigation of natural disasters (landslides, mudflows, and floods) in Southeastern Asia using Cyber-enabled Collaboration, Analysis, Navigation and Observation Environments (CyberCANOEs). This project will […]

LAVA Completes Construction of CyberCANOE for the Hawaii Data Science Institute

September 15, 2018 CyberCANOEs (Cyber-enabled Collaboration Analysis Navigation & Observation Environments) are environments that allow groups of users to collaborate over large amounts of data using a shared tiled display wall. CyberCANOEs are driven by a software system called SAGE2– the Scalable Amplified Group Environment, that is co-developed by the Laboratory for Advanced Visualization & […]

LAVA Receives National Science Foundation Award for Cybersecurity

The SAGE Development Team at the Laboratory for Advanced Visualization & Applications (LAVA) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and the Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) at the University of Illinois at Chicago recently received one-year supplemental funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to their SAGE2 award, in the amount of $527,000, to focus […]

LAVA and Oceanit receive award from US Army

August 1, 2018 Laboratory for Advanced Visualization & Applications and Oceanit receive $100,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant from the United States Department of the Army. The project called DynaCoVE – Dynamic Collaborative Visualization Ecosystem aims to design and prototype a unifying framework to seamlessly integrate the Army’s heterogeneous visualization platforms, which include mobile devices, […]

LAVA at VERGE: Seeing is Believing – Visualizing Solutions to Hawaii’s Energy Challenges

VERGE Hawaii was held in Honolulu from June 11-14, 2018, attracting attendees worldwide interested in learning about the state-of-the-art in the energy industry. Professor Jason Leigh, director of the Laboratory for Advanced Visualization and Applications (LAVA), and his graduate student Ryan Theriot presented a talk and a panel on their visualization tool for understanding Hawaiʻi’s […]

LAVA Students Win 2018 Business Plan Prize

May 3, 2018 Computer Science PhD students, Alberto Gonzalez, Dylan Kobayashi, and MS student Ryan Theriot won the $10,000 2018 University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Business Plan Competition.  The students demonstrated a new collaboration software platform called RendezView. All three students are research assistants at the Laboratory for Advanced Visualization and Applications.