To imagine the future, inventing and creatively employing new computer
tools for the benefit of society. We use interactive computer graphics,
data-processing algorithms, and radical new computer input-output
technologies to address challenging problems in data understanding,
digital design, and art. We work in an interdisciplinary, collegial,
collaborative atmosphere, where outstanding students partner with faculty
to conduct research integrated with education.
Our vision is a world where all human-computer interactions are created
mindfully and where these interactions fundamentally make people better.
To contribute to this vision, we aim to be a leading, internationally
recognized academic resource for generating and disseminating new
knowledge, specifically new understandings of the complex and
interconnected relationship between humans and computers.
Our research centers on data visualization, computer graphics, and
human-computer interaction. Current projects include visualization of
large-scale time-varying data, 3D modeling in virtual reality, and
creativity-support tools for complex design tasks. We are committed to
reproducible science. In addition to traditional publications and
presentations, we also release all of the software we develop to the
academic community via open source projects. Our work is supported by the
National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the
National Academies Keck Futures Initiative, the University of Minnesota,
and industry partners.
Our research group includes about 10 undergraduate and graduate students.
Our lab in 2-203 Keller Hall is equipped with high-end graphics
workstations that drive a series of innovative visual displays and
interactive devices. Major equipment includes a 4-wall CAVE Virtual
Reality display; a Multi-Surface, Multi-Touch Virtual Reality
Environment; and a 3D Haptic (Force-Feedback) Display. We also work
regularly with the visualization facilities at the Minnesota
Daniel Keefe, Ph.D.
Email: keefe (at) cs.umn.edu
Office Phone/Fax: (612) 626-7508
Lab Phone: (612) 626-7500
Mail: 4-192 Keller Hall, 200 Union Street SE, Minneapolis MN 55455
Directions and Parking Information
The Interactive Visualization lab is located in room in
Keller Hall on the University of Minnesota East Bank,
off of Union St SE. Information on getting to Keller
Hall can be found below. For more information, visit the
Minnesota information page on Keller Hall
In Keller Hall, the ground floor is the third floor. Once you go into the
main door of Keller Hall, take the elevator in the lobby down one level to
get to the second floor. Go to the right as you walk out of the elevator.
Turn left at the first hallway intersection, and continue down the hallway to
room 2-203, which will be on the right.
The nearest parking ramp to Keller Hall is the Washington Ave. parking ramp.