Nicole Jacquard

Nicole Jacquard is an Associate Professor in the Henry Hope School of Fine Arts at Indiana University. She received her BA from Indiana University, with her first MFA from the University of Michigan and second MFA from RMIT University while on a Fulbright Scholarship in Melbourne Australia. In 2004 Jacquard finished her Ph.D. in Fine Arts at RMIT University with a focus on how the computer can be implemented into a contemporary studio art practice. Nicole has had papers accepted to conferences in England, Hawaii, China and Scotland, and has given several workshops in the United States and Australia on 3D modeling.  

Kylie Peppler

Kylie Peppler is an Associate Professor of Learning Sciences at Indiana University, Bloomington. An artist by training, Peppler engages in research that focuses on re-conceptualizing the divide between formal and informal learning practices at the intersection of the arts, computation and new media. Peppler completed her Ph.D. at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), studying the media arts practices of urban youth at a Computer Clubhouse in South Los Angeles. During this time, Peppler was involved in the study and development of Scratch, a media-rich programming environment, which resulted in numerous journal articles as well as a recent co-edited book titled, The Computer Clubhouse: Constructionism and Creativity in Youth Communities (Teachers College Press, 2009). The National Science Foundation, the Wallace Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, as well as the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation's Digital Media and Learning Initiative have supported Peppler’s research on media arts in youth communities.  

Shaowen Bardzell

Shaowen Bardzell is an Associate Professor in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University and the Affiliated Faculty of the Kinsey Institute. Known for her work in feminist HCI, Shaowen's research centers on a network of concepts of interest to both feminists and HCI, including scientifically rigorous and socially just research methodologies, human sexuality, embodiment, marginality, collective creativity, and everyday aesthetics. Recent work has focused on exploring the intersections between HCI's rising interest in social change and feminist social science, critical design, material interactions, and the application of critical and cultural theories for developing concept-driven design strategies. Her work is supported by the National Science Foundation and the Intel ISTC Social Computing program. She co-directs the Cultural Research In Technology (CRIT) Group at Indiana University.  

Will Byrd

Currently at the University of Utah, Will Byrd was a postdoctoral researcher in CREST at Indiana University. Byrd’s research focuses on the design, implementation, and use of declarative programming languages. His most recent work is on Harlan, a declarative language for GPU programming. He co-founded Bloominglabs, an artist space for people interested in electronics, programming, physical computing, and digital fabrication. Byrd has also started the 3D printing and electronics clubs for Computer Science undergraduates at IU and has taught classes on creative and artistic uses of microcontroller electronics.  

Craig Stewart
Executive Director, Pervasive Technology Institute (PTI)
Associate Dean, Research Technologies

As Executive Director of PTI, Dr. Stewart coordinates much of the "delivery and support" portion of PTI's "Research, development, delivery, and support" roles. He coordinates the PTI Service and Cyberinfrastructure and their services to PTI research centers and the community at large, as well as many PTI-related activities in economic development. Stewart serves as Associate Dean of Research Technologies at Indiana University, and is responsible for IU's activities in high performance computing, advanced storage, advanced visualization, and IT infrastructure for the life sciences. He is principal investigator for NSF grants to Indiana University for the National Center for Genome Analysis Support and IU's participation in XSEDE - the eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment. as a resource provider in the NSF-funded TeraGrid. Stewart has worked in computing at Indiana University since 1985. A Ph.D. biologist, Stewart has published in the areas of grid computing, high performance computing, computing for the life sciences, quality and accountability in information technology services, and thermal physiology and natural history of mammals.  

Eric A. Wernert
Ph.D. Director
Visualization & Analytics

Dr. Eric Wernert serves as Director, Visualization and Analytics, and Associate Director of the Data to Insight Center and is Senior Manager and Scientist for Visualization Technologies and Futures for the Research Technologies Division of IU. Wernert is responsible for providing strategic leadership for the Indiana University system in the area of advanced visualization, including setting university-wide strategy for visualization and strategic management of visualization facilities. Wernert is also responsible for UITS research services in the emerging area of analytics - including the UITS Center for Statistical and Mathematical Computing. Wernert has led visualization initiatives for the IU School of Medicine and has held leadership roles in the visualization components of funded research projects from the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation. Wernert holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Bellarmine College, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Indiana University.  

Andrew Lumsdaine
Director, Center for Research in
Extreme Scale Technology (CREST)
Director, Open Systems Lab

Professor Andrew Lumsdaine received his Ph.D. from MIT in 1992 and from 1992 through 2001, he was a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. His research interests include computational science and engineering, parallel and distributed computing, software engineering, generic programming, mathematical software, and numerical analysis. Professor Lumsdaine is a member of ACM, IEEE, and SIAM, as well as the MPI Forum, the BLAS technical forum and the ISO C++ standards committee. In 1995, he received the Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation. In 2010, he was a recipient of the "Best Paper" award at the IEEE/ACM SC10 conference.  


Advanced Visualization Lab

The Advanced Visualization Lab (AVL) is the main support unit for visualization-related activities at Indiana University. The Lab seeks collaboration with University faculty, staff, and students to deliver more engaging and impactful application of advanced visualization technologies in research, education, creative activity, and community outreach. AVL promotes, maintains, and provides open access to a variety of advanced hardware and software resources and offers a range of consulting and development services utilizing staff expertise that spans a variety of areas related to visualization. AVL delivers services through three functional groups: the Visualization Displays and Systems team, the Scalable Visualization and Virtual Reality team, and the Advanced Digital Arts and Media team.