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Seeing is Believing – Visualizing Solutions to Hawaii’s Energy Challenges

VERGE Hawaii was held in Honolulu from June 11-14, 2018, attracting attendees worldwide interested in learning about the state-of-the-art in the energy industry.

Professor Jason Leigh, director of the Laboratory for Advanced Visualization and Applications (LAVA), and his graduate student … Read more


LAVA Students Win 2018 Business Plan Prize

Computer Science PhD students, Alberto Gonzalez, Dylan Kobayashi, and MS student Ryan Theriot won the $10,000 2018 University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Business Plan Competition.  The students demonstrated a new collaboration software platform called RendezView. All three students are research … Read more

LAVA and Academy for Creative Media Exhibit at Bishop Museum to Showcase Creative Digital Literacy and Culture in Hawaii

February 3 & 4, 2018
ICS students (Patrick Karjala, Anna Sikkink), Academy for Creative Media student (Kari Noe), and Learning Technology student (Dean Lodes) demonstrated Kilo Hoku Virtual Reality Voyaging Canoe Simulator at Bishop Museum’s Wayfinder’s Weekend event.
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CyberCANOE Club Provides Forum for Hawaiians to Collaborate and Share Best Practices Regarding Tiled Displays and SAGE2™

The Laboratory for Advanced Visualization & Applications (LAVA) at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and one of the lead development teams for SAGE2™, hosted a CyberCANOE Club meeting on November 27. The CyberCANOE, which stands for Cyber-infrastructure enabled Collaboration Analysis Read more


Kari Noe Wins 1st Prize in 2017 National Collegiate Honors Council Conference

At this year’s National Collegiate Honors Council conference in Atlanta, Georgia, Honors student Kari Noe won first place in the Business, Engineering and Computer Sciences student poster competition. The NCHC conference invites students and faculty in Honors programs and colleges … Read more


LAVA Erupts at the Mālama Honua Summit

In celebration of Hōkūleʻa’s Homecoming after voyaging around Island Earth, the Polynesian Voyaging Society invited local and global community members to gather for a three-day summit to discuss mālama honua stories of hope inspired by the Worldwide Voyage and develop … Read more

LAVA Erupts at 2017 IEEE International Microwave Symposium

Students from the Laboratory for Advanced Visualization and Applications, and the Academy for Creative Media System, demonstrated their Virtual Reality applications to 8,000 mesmerized attendees at the 2017 IEEE International Microwave Symposium – one of the largest conference that came … Read more

LAVA Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Star Wars

How would a visualization laboratory celebrate Star Wars?

With the highest resolution Star Wars simulation in the world of course!

Graduate EE student Noel Kawano and undergraduate ICS student Ryan Theriot developed a simulation of the epic space battle in … Read more


LAVA exhibits at the Cultural Animation Film Festival 2017

Academy for Creative Media students (Kari Noe, Andrew Guagliardo, Kurt Noe), ICS student (Anna Sikkink), and Learning Technology students (Patrick Karjala, Dean Lodes) demonstrated two virtual reality projects (Kilo Hoku and How Maui Snared the Sun) at the 2017 Cultural … Read more


Kari Noe Demonstrates Virtual Reality at Math Day in Molokaʻi

Molokaʻi Math Day took place on April 8, 2017 in conjunction with the Hoʻomau festival at Lanikeha, Hoolehua on Molokaʻi. Molokaʻi Math Day was initiated in 2011 by the department of Mathematics and has become a yearly event since then. … Read more