Indie Lab

The Indie (Interactive Data and Immersive Environments) Lab is a research lab within the Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) at the University of Florida. The Indie Lab engages in human-centered research of interactive visualizations. Our research focuses on the design and evaluation of applications and techniques that support effective interaction and understanding of data, information, and virtual environments. Research areas include information visualization, virtual reality, 3D interaction, visual analytics, and educational games.

The Indie Lab includes both undergrad and graduate students from multiple departments from the University of Florida as well as Texas A&M University.

Graduate Students

  • Ben House, MS program in Visualization
  • Samia Kabir, PhD program in Computer Science
  • Md. Ehsanul Haque Nirjhar, PhD program in Computer Science
  • Karthic Madanagopal, PhD program in Computer Science
  • Maryam Savari, PhD program in Computer Science
  • Sina Mohseni, PhD program in Computer Science
  • Mahsan Nourani, PhD program in Computer Science
  • Qinghong Xu, MS program in Visualization
  • James Storey, MS program in Visualization

Undergraduate Students

  • Ryan Canales, BS program in Visualization
  • Travis Stebbins, BS program in Visualization, Computer Science


  • Dustin Han, MS Visualization
  • Suhail Mohamed, MS in Visualization
  • Alyssa Peña, MS Visualization
  • Kasra Rahimi, BS Computer Science
  • Kyle Rowland, BS Computer Science
  • Shyam Prathish Sargunam, MS in Visualization
  • Armani Cassel, BS Meteorology