Ever-increasing amounts of information and torrents of data are placing ever-greater demands on us with respect to sorting and analysing, in order to take wise and well-informed decisions.
Research at LiU has produced advanced algorithms and methods to convert terabytes of data to the megabytes that humans can cope with and understand. Just as important are the processes by which instructions are sent back to the systems as useful signals. People and automatic systems must be able to collaborate in a robust and trustworthy manner, even in emergencies.
Huge quantities of information can be visualised in diagrams and graphs. Virtual objects can be placed into images of real surroundings, in a technique known as “augmented reality”. Immersive environments, such as the Dome in Visualization Center C, open new possibilities, but place additional demands on both calculation methods and design. Pioneering research in these areas is carried out at LiU.
The future may bring an intelligent holographic avatar that answers questions and provides support and advice. There’s already one in the LiU laboratory.
LiU’s research has resulted in commercial products such as the visualisation table, which is sold all over the world, and in highly praised arenas open to the public, such as Visualization Center C in Norrköping.
The part of Visualization Center C open to the public is operated by Norrköping municipality, while research at Visualization Center C is carried out by a consortium that includes the Division for Media and Information Technology at Linköping University and RISE Interactive C-Studio.
Turning huge amounts if data into information (short video, eng)