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 laboratories and offices of the Advanced Visual Data Analysis group are all located on Wright State's main campus. Except for the teaching laboratory, which can be found in the Russ Engineering building, all facilities are housed in the Joshi Research Center. Both of these buildings are adjacent and internally connected.

Wright State's main campus is located off of Colonel Glenn Highway. From there turn into University Blvd. and take the first driveway to the right. The building ahead is the Student Union. There, turn left and enter the visitor parking lot on the left side (see image below, click to enlarge).

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From the visitor parking lot walk passed the Student Union to the Joshi Research Center pictured below. Walk up the ramp and enter the building. The Appenzeller Visualization Laboratory is on the left side of the atrium right after you enter the building.

Joshi Research Center

The other offices and laboratories are upstairs in the Joshi Research Center on the forth floor in rooms 485 and 472, respectively. There is a staircase across from the Appenzeller Visualization Laboratory on the opposite side of the atrium. The teaching laboratory is located downstairs on the first floor of the Russ Engineering Center in room 154A.