The CyberInfrastructure and Geospatial Information (CIGI) Laboratory researches and develops cutting-edge cyberinfrastructure to advance geospatial sciences and technologies. Currently, specific research areas include:

  • Advanced cyberinfrastructure and cyberGIS
  • Computational and data sciences
  • Computationally intensive spatial analysis and modeling
  • Computational theories and methods in geographic information science
  • Multi-scale geospatial problem solving and spatiotemporal synthesis
  • Parallel and distributed computing

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The Earth Systems Visualization laboratory at the ISGS was developed to support the integration of advanced visualization and analysis tools in earth science research. The ESVL houses a large-screen visualization room, 2 high-end computers, 18TB of storage space, internet connectivity, and a range of software for state-of-the-art visualization and analysis of spatial data, 3-D geologic mapping, and 3-D geologic modeling. The Lab is designed to provide a collaborative space for researchers, both individuals and groups of between 2 and 15, and can accommodate the installation of additional hardware and software on request. Current scheduled services include:

  • Use of Vis Lab facility and resources
  • Remote use of 3-D visualization or mapping software
  • Training on use of Vis Lab facilities and software
  • Training on remove use of Vis Lab software
  • Technical support or custom programming to support use of Vis Lab resources

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The BioMASS laboratory specializes in biological system modeling, simulation, and analysis. The lab has worked on a wide variety of systems at different scales ranging from microscale ecosystems associated with denitrification and carbon sequestration to macroscale life support systems for future space missions and regional bioenergy feedstock production systems.

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  • Melony Barrett, Illinois State Geological Survey
  • Merle L. Bowen, African American Studies, Political Science
  • Ian Brooks, Graduate School of Library and Information Science
  • Randy Butler, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)
  • Roy Campbell, Computer Science
  • Wendy Cho, Political Science
  • Donna Cox, Advanced Visualization Laboratory, eDream Institute
  • Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, School of Labor and Employment Relations
  • Jana Diesner, Graduate School of Library and Information Science
  • Philip Graff, Illinois State Water Survey
  • Jiawei Han, Computer Science
  • Praveen Kumar, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Mei-Po Kwan, Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science
  • Jong Lee, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)
  • Bo Li, Statistics
  • Yu-Feng Lin, Illinois State Geological Survey
  • Sara McLafferty, Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science
  • Barbara Minsker, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Carole Palmer, Graduate School of Library and Information Science
  • Robert Pennington, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)
  • Allen Renear, Graduate School of Library and Information Science
  • Jesse Ribot, Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science
  • Luis F. Rodríguez, Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Murugesu Sivapalan, Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Marc Snir, Computer Science
  • John Towns, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)