Purdue Intelligent Visualization and Interaction Laboratory (PIVIL)
is dedicated to discovering, understanding, and manipulating digital world, using revolutionary data visualization and interaction methods.
Led by Dr. Yingjie Victor Chen, an Associate Professor from the Computer Graphic Technology department and Dr. Zhenyu Cheryl Qian, an Associate Professor from the Arts & Design department, PIVIL is open to both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as domestic and international visiting scholars from other institutions.
To discover, design, and promote understanding of innovative data visualization and interaction methods.
PIVIL has published more than 20 journal articles and more than 60 peer-reviewed conference proceedings in interaction design, big data visualization, multi-modal interaction, and virtual reality etc. PIVIL obtained approximately 9 million USD in research funding from more than 10 projects supported by NSF, National Institute of Health (NIH), and Industrial partners. PIVIL has won 13 prizes in the IEEE International Visualization Competition since 2010. The research focuses of the lab are twofold: 1) Using data visualization theories to create effective and creative solutions to simplify data-driven decision-making processes. 2) Designing intuitive human-computer interaction experiences with the help of cutting-edge technologies as well as HCI theories to seamlessly bridge physical and virtual worlds.
The goal of this project is to develop a self-paced virtual reality (VR) training system, CryoVR, to relieve two specific cryoEM training bottlenecks.