2017.05.04 The AViDA group now has a blog. Any new news item will from now on go to the blog instead of here.

2017.03.17 The AViDA lab and Wright State are hosting the workshop HPC Enabled Data Analytics for DoD Materials and Biological Sciences organized by WPAFB.

2017.03.04 Thomas Wischgoll is chairing the Visualization and Data Analysis conference again.The call will come out soon. You can find an archive of old conferences via

2017.01.12 Dayton is ranked 17 among the best cities for STEM jobs according to WalletHub.

2017.01.09 We added writing resources to the resources page.

2016.10.27 The director of the AViDA group, Thomas Wischgoll, is co-chairing the Visualization Contest for next year's IEEE VIS conference.

2016.5.18 The director of the AViDA group, Thomas Wischgoll, is chairing the Visualization and Data Analysis conference next year together with David Kao and Song Zhang. The deadline for submissions is July 25 and papers can be submitted here.

2015.12.21 Computer Research Scientists and Software Developers will be in great demand within the next ten years according to the goverment's Occupational Outlook Handbook

2015.11.17 The AViDA lab joined the Data Science and Security Cluser (DSSC)

2015.09.23 Wright State will host the first presidential debate next year

2015.04.16 The department took delivery of a 21.16 TFlop/s high performance computer with 2048 cores, which will tie directly into the capabilities of the Appenzeller Visualization laboratory. It was ranked 310 in the top 500 computer list.

2015.03.16 Dayton is also ranked among the best metro areas for STEM professionals (ranked 16th) according to WalletHub.

2015.02.26 Dayton is among the top 10 cities in America for engineers according to Forbes. See here for more information.

2015.02.25 VTK now supports rendering into external OpenGL contexts with their upcoming release version 6.2. Further details can be found in this blog post. This then no longer requires the multipass rendering hack for integrating VTK with Vrui.

2014.04.12 The Appenzeller Visualization Laboratory keeps getting upgraded; this time touch capabilities were added to make some of the displays even more interactive.



The Advanced Visual Data Analysis (AViDA) group is devoted to research and support of the community in the areas of Scientific Visualization, Medical Imaging and Visualiation, Virtual Environments, Information Visualization and Analysis, and Big Data Analysis to name just some of the areas the AViDA group is involved in.

The AViDA group runs and supports the Appenzeller Visualization Laboratory, a state-of-the-art visualization facility that supports large-scale visualizating and fully immersive, virtual reality equipment located right next to the main atrium of the Joshi Research Center.

We are always interested in new research challenges in the areas of visualization and data analysis. Our strenghts are in applying various different kind of visualization approaches or developed specialed, novel methods to perfectly fit your data. We have the tools and knowledge to address your visualization needs and can apply these to your data using common desktop environments as well as highly interactive display walls.

In addition, we have the facilities for running full-scale virtual environments using equipment raning from head-mounted displays to walkable CAVE-type displays. These types of virtual environment proved to be very useful for studying people's behaviour as well as training personell to name just a few application areas.

For more information contact the director Thomas Wischgoll:

Thomas Wischgoll
485 Joshi Research Center
Wright State University
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Dayton, OH 45435-0001
Phone: 937-775-5057