Visualization and Analytics

Advanced media and interactive visualizations to realize creative visions


The Visualization and Analytics group enables researchers, scholars, and students to readily harness the power of cyberinfrastructure to extract knowledge from data through a variety of visualization techniques, quantitative analysis methods, and community-oriented grid workflows.

We also enable artists, educators, and students to express their creative visions through advanced media and interactive visualization technologies.


Advanced Visualization Lab

The mission of the Advanced Visualization Lab is to promote the innovative application of visual technologies to advance Indiana University’s missions in research, education, creative activity, and community outreach.

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 delivers services through three functional groups:

  • The Visualization Displays and Systems team designs, deploys, and maintains a variety of advanced visualization displays, compute systems, interface devices, and data acquisition systems.
  • The Scalable Visualization and Virtual Reality team provides expertise in a range of software-based visual techniques, including scientific visualization, information visualization, interactive virtual reality environments, visual simulation, and 3D modeling and rendering techniques.
  • The Advanced Digital Arts and Media team embodies IU’s long and successful history of supporting the innovative use of advanced IT in creative endeavors.

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Cyberinfrastructure for Digital Humanities

The vision of the Cyberinfrastructure for Digital Humanities (CyberDH) team is to establish a model environment for innovative, sustainable, and user-centric digital humanities research and education based on university and national cyberinfrastructure resources.

The mission of the CyberDH team is to support scholarship, education, and innovation for the digital humanities across the IU system. We do this by creating consultative and technological bridges between the needs of IU humanists and the existing cyberinfrastructure and service resources within UITS, IU, and the national research cyberinfrastructure.

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Research Analytics

The mission of the Research Analytics Group (formerly the Stat/Math Center) is to promote the innovative, scalable, and sustainable use of analytics tools and methods to advance the research, education, and external engagement missions of Indiana University. Innovative use of statistical, mathematical computing technology and informed use of GIS and remote sensing are major strategic assets in advancing IU's productivity and national leadership in education and research.

Research Analytics is responsible for administration and support of centrally-delivered stat/math software on systems ranging from the Student Technology Centers to the large shared systems. We also promote 'distributed' computing by reselling (at prices below academic list) workstation-based software to the IU Bloomington, and Indianapolis campuses.


Location and contact

Social Sciences Research Commons
Woodburn Hall 200
1100 East 7th St., Bloomington

Monday-Friday, 9am-noon

(812) 855-4724 (IU Bloomington)
(317) 278-4740 (IUPUI)
After hours, call the UITS Support Center at (812) 855-6789.

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Research Data Services