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Research Centers and Labs

Bioinformatics Lab

Bionformatics aims to study biological data using computational techniques. The key subgoals in bioinformatics are (i) enabling efficient access to bioinformatics data, (ii) analysis and interpretation of biological data.
The Bioinformatics Lab develops novel algorithms and software for computational analysis of bioinformatics data.

Directors: Tamer Kahveci, Ph.D. and Christina Boucher, Ph.D.

Computational Science and Intelligence Lab

The Computational Science and Intelligence Lab focuses on machine tral imagery, metal detector response, sythentic apeture radar, infrared, and acoustic data.

Director: Paul Gader, Ph.D.

Center for Vision, Graphics and Medical Imaging(CVGMI)

Center for Vision, Graphics, and Medical Imaging (CVGMI) at the University of Florida serves two main purposes:

  1. To promote basic and applied research in Computer Vision, Vision-Graphics and Medical Image Analysis.
  2. To provide a research environment for faculty and graduate students with research interests in the aforementioned areas.

Faculty from various Departments are involved in this Center and the Center facilitates their interaction with each other, domestic and international visitors from Universities and industry. The Center has been the site for several workshops for representatives from other Univesities, business, the U.S. Government, and foreign governments (United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia).

Director: Baba C. Vemuri, Ph.D.

Data Science Research Group

Data Science Research Group at the University of Florida focuses on large-scale data management, data mining and data analysis using technologies from database management Systems (DBMS's), Statistical Machine Learning (SML), and Information Visualization. Such research in a Big Data era is called Data Science, which is a profession, a research agenda, as well as a sport! The goal of Data Science research is to build systems and algorithms to extract knowledge, find patterns, generate insights and predictions from diverse data for various applications and visualization.

Director: Daisy Zhe Wang, Ph.D.

Graphics, Imaging & Light Measurement Lab (GILMLab)

The Graphics Imaging & Light Measurement Lab develops imaging techniques and analysis algorithms in Computer Graphics and Vision for applications in Bio-Diversity, Bio-Medical Research and Archaeology. Advancements in affordable optics-based imaging technology has made a wide range of new data formats available for scientific analysis of real objects. Inspired by this trend, we develop systems that capture objects using several imaging modalities, record the spectral distribution of light sources, and measure physically-based material light reflectance models. We develop algorithms to process and analyze these complex datasets. Research topics include: 3D Acquisition & Appearance Modeling, Imaging Spectrometry, Machine Learning & Matching and Non-Photorealistic Rendering.

Director: Corey Toler-Franklin

Human-Experience Research Lab (HXRL)

The Human-Experience Research (HXR) Lab conducts research in Human-Centered Computing (HCC). HCC is focused on understanding how to make computational technologies more useable and how computational technologies affect society. We study the design, development and evaluation of technologies in applied context. The HXR Lab builds innovative solutions to real-world problems by integrating people, technology, policy, culture, etc. Some of our active research projects include: Electronic voting, advanced learning technologies, brain-computer interfaces, multimodal user interfaces, voice user interfaces, culturally-relevant computing/ethnocomputing, IT workforce development, and broadening participation in computing.

Director: Juan E. Gilbert, Ph.D.

LearnDialogue Group

The LearnDialogue Group investigates how natural language dialogue and intelligent systems can support human learning, especially for computer science education. We build computational models of human collaboration and tutoring, and these models drive the adaptivity of our intelligent systems.

Director: Kristy E. Boyer, Ph.D.

Mobile and Pervasive Computing Laboratory

The Mobile and Pervasive Computing Laboratory was established in March of 2000 through a donation from Harris Corporation. Mobile and pervasive computing at the University of Florida means exciting research, cutting-edge technology innovation, and solid educational training. Professor Helal is directing several research projects in the areas of Mobile and Pervasive Computing. Most of the projects are human-centered addressing quality of life issues and benefiting different user groups including individual with special needs and the growing elderly population around the world.

Director: Sumi Helal, Ph.D.

Network Data Analysis and Security

Optima Network Science at the University of Florida conducts research on a broad range of topics centered on the optimization and its connection to network science, which is an interdisciplinary academic field, including communication networks, online social networks, smart-grids, and national critical network infrastructures.

Director: My T. Thai, Ph.D.

SoundPad Lab

The SoundPad Lab uses 3D audio to create assistive technology, universally accessible interfaces, multi-modal interfaces, and to discover patterns in big data. We also research the perceptual requirements necessary to render realistic spatial sound using headphones in virtual environments. Our research interests include Human Computer Interaction in the contexts of 3D Audio Processing, Multi-modal Interfaces, Psycho-acoustics, and Virtual Environments.

Director: Kyla McMullen, Ph.D.