Advanced Visualization and Interactive Systems Lab
Recent research at the Advanced Visualization and Interactive Systems Lab includes animal modeling and animation, environmental visualization, isosurfaces, d.v.r., hierarchies, irregular grids, massively parallel volume rendering through the net, uncertainty visualization, virtual reality in scientific visualization, nomadic collaborative visualization, tensor visualization, and flow visualization.
The research interests of the Applied and Nano-optics group cover a wide range with an emphasis on experimental nanoscale optics. We are developing new methods and devices for optical studies of single particles such as molecules, photons, or nanomagnets. To this end we are using a wide variety of optical and nanoscale characterization techniques such as time-correlated single photon counting, ultrafast laser spectroscopy, or scanning probe microscopy. Applications of our research include integrated biomedical sensors, high-density magnetic memory, or single-photon light sources and detectors.
The Computer Communication Research Group (CCRG) is dedicated to basic and applied research in computer communication. CCRG research focuses on new algorithms, protocols, and architectures for wireless networks based on packet switching (i.e., packet-radio networks), internetworking, multipoint communication, and the control of resources by multiple administrative authorities.
Database research, projects, and seminars at the Baskin School of Engineering.
Design and Verification Lab
Research in software and system design methods, embedded software design, software and system verification, game theory, formal methods.
Game design, interactive arts, interactive media are a new emerging inter- and multi-disciplinary fields that combine different disciplines, including computer science, design, art, engineering, psychology, social science, science, and business. Members of the GUII Lab focus on this emerging areas with emphasis on contributions on understanding the user experience, expanding and applying new artificial intelligence algorithms, and engineering new engaging designs.
We are creating a consistent 4-dimensional space-time visualization of geospatial data and intelligence associated with the environment. This task requires intelligent collection of data using various sensors including a variety of cameras, LIDAR data, and multispectral imagery in all kinds of frequency bands. The spatio-temporal GIS (Geographic Information System) visualization system will bring together several layers of information including terrain data, street maps, buildings, environment data, aerial images, and mobile objects data.
The GRASE laboratory performs research in the areas of software evolution and reengineering, and software configuration management. Current areas of research include identifying unstable areas of evolving software, automatic generation of software configuration management repositories, and development of Web-based versioning and configuration management infrastructure.
HARE Lab was founded by Dr. Steve McGuire at the University of California Santa Cruz in 2021. Comprised of a diverse mix of graduate and undergraduate students this lab’s overarching mission is separated into two distinct categories: the study of Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) and the development of prototype autonomous systems for use in support of manual applications such as labor-intensive work (notably agriculture) and in mitigating danger to emergency personnel in search and rescue operations.
The Hybrid Systems Laboratory (HSL) focuses on the analysis of hybrid dynamical systems and the design of hybrid feedback control algorithms. The research approach is mainly theoretical with numerical validation via simulations (though experimental validations of findings at an on-site testbed are performed at times). Particular emphasis is given to dynamical systems with nonlinear hybrid dynamics, cyber-physical systems, and feedback systems with decision-making strategies emerging in the areas of robotics, aerospace, power systems, and biology.
Information Retrieval and Knowledge Management (IKRM)
The IRKM Lab is dedicated to basic and applied research in information retrieval and data mining. Current research projects include developing a proactive information retrieval, adaptive information filtering, and collaborative personalized search, recommendation and advertising.
The Internetwork Research Group ( i-NRG ) at UC Santa Cruz conducts research in the design, experimental evaluation, and implementation of network protocols for internetworks consisting of wired as well as wireless networks. Our research activities, span a number of areas in computer networks and distributed systems.
The Systems Research Lab (SRL) is part of the Baskin School of Engineering at UCSC. The SRL is interested in a broad range of topics including programmable storage systems, big data storage and processing, scalable data management, distributed system performance management, and practical reproducible evaluation of computer systems. We are particularly interested in the intersection of these topics, and in their application to problems requiring inter-disciplinary collaboration. The SRL is composed of a broad range of students and collaborators from industry, government research labs, and other universities.