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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Michael Boyles

Edward Dambik
Chris Eller
Chauncey Frend
David Reagan
Jeff Rogers
William Sherman

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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Tassie Gniady

David Kloster

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.


Scott Michael

Jefferson Davis
Takuya Noguchi
Justin Peters
Kevin Wilhite

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

The Research Data Services (RDS) team provides technical expertise, strategic thought, and project leadership on research data technologies and services to IU research community. RDS engages in in-depth partnerships and research projects with researchers and technical staff at Indiana University and with external collaborators who are seeking to develop innovative applications and methodologies to manage research data. The RDS team evaluates, implements, and supports deployments of sustainable, data and workflow management tools.

RDS in cooperation with the Research Technologies Systems Group, operates the Indiana University Research Database Complex. The RDC supports research-related databases and data-intensive applications that require databases. The RDC provides MySQL and Oracle databases, and an environment for database-driven web applications focusing on research. 

In collaboration with the Social Science Research Commons (SSRC), RDS provides the Restricted Access Data Remote Server (RADaRS) service. RADaRS is a data enclave that serves social sciences who obtain, store, analyze and conduct research with datasets that must be used only within a secure environment.


Esen Tuna
Manager and Technical Lead

Nancy Long
James McCombs
Dimitar Nikolov
Guangchen Ruan
Alan Walsh