In recent year group members have been awarded millions of dollars in ARC Discovery and Linkage Grants and significant investment through industry sponsored research.

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ContextuWall is a new way of collaborative data exploration using massive screens, such as the CAVE2 at Monash. It combines interactive user interfaces to control and annotate content, and network connected big displays. These displays are each controlled by a separate display server that can be located at different locations, connected over the internet.

Collaborative and Immersive Visual Analytics

The increasing need to visualize and analyze big and complex data leads today’s research towards collaborative methods and technologies to enable a group of humans to work in a shared virtual or augmented space. With the Collaborative and Immersive Visual Analytics (ColimVis) project, we use the combination of recent virtual and augmented reality technologies (e.g. the Oculus Rift DK2 head mounted display and the Leapmotion sensor) in order to enable groups of users to explore complex data in a collaborative virtual system. Direct benefits of such a system include sharing different points of views of the visualisation, sharing interesting discoveries such as particular visual patterns, and much more.


The GraVVITAS (Graphics Viewer using Vibration Interactive Touch andSpeech) project is developing new computer technologies that are designed to work on an iPad and will (at last) provide people who are blind or have severe vision impairment with fast, inexpensive access to a wide variety of information graphics at home, at school and at work.

Visualising Angkor

The Visualising Angkor project explores the 3D generation and animation of landscapes, people, soundscapes and architecture in a medieval century Cambodian metropolis. The resulting scenes draw upon a wide range of archaeological and historical data, from bas-reliefs to Chinese eye-witness accounts and extensive mapping undertaken by the Greater Angkor Project and the EFEO. In comparison to the familiar historical staples of Rome, Greece and Egypt, the virtual image of Angkor remains unexplored. The recent inclusion of Angkor as a subject of study in the Australian national High School history curriculum is timely, but it also presents some interesting challenges.