Brown and Johnson have played integral roles in key research efforts including the development of the CAVE2 Hybrid Reality Environment, with its immersive three-dimensional simulations, and the SAGE Scalable Adaptive Graphics Environment software, used to manage the scale and complexity of large datasets, ultra-high-resolution images and animations on tiled display walls, which allow scientists to share information over advanced networks around the world.
"The EVL's unique synergistic culture encourages scientists, artists and humanists to work together to create new tools and techniques otherwise not possible," says Brown. "We want to apply EVL's visualization, computing and networking strengths to the big data' challenges of the 21st century."
"We hope to build on EVL's rich legacy of collaboration, community building, commercialization and scholarship," said Johnson. "The interesting things happen when everyone is dynamically interacting."
The EVL collaborates with UIC faculty and students from many disciplines, including art, communications, design, dentistry, environmental sciences, health informatics, mathematics, neuroscience and rehabilitation.
Brown, an EVL associate director since 1986, will assume a strategic role in addition to her current responsibilities. Johnson, associate professor in computer science, has been affiliated with EVL since 1995 and will now guide its research, foster interdisciplinary collaborations, and mentor students and staff.
"EVL has always been an engine of innovation," said collaborator
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