- Cyberspace Security and Policy Research Institute
- GW Center for Networks Research
- GW Institute for Biomedical Engineering
- Human-Computer Interaction Group
- Institute for Computer Graphics
- Laboratory for Advanced Computer Applications in Medicine
- Motion Capture and Analysis Laboratory (MOCA)
- Project ALISA: Adaptive Learning Image and Signal Analysis
- Cyberspace Security and Policy Research Institute -
The Emergence of Cyber Security Policy Research Institute as a global venue for communication, commerce, education and entertainment has blurred traditional political and organizational boundaries, made time zones irrelevant and erased language barriers. The Cyber Security Policy Research Institute carries out studies and hosts seminars that move society towards rational and informed discussion of these critical changes. CPI's mission is to encourage, promote, facilitate, and execute interdisciplinary research in areas related to the nexus of society and the Internet.
- GW Center for Networks Research -
The GW Center for Networks Research is an interdisciplinary academic center dedicated to the development of quantitative and computer-based models and methods for the analysis, design, and optimization of communication networks. Research into today's complex communication systems requires a multi-disciplinary approach that combines the knowledge and methodologies of electrical engineering, computer science, and mathematical optimization - and the Center will bring these knowledge areas together.
- GW Institute for Biomedical Engineering -
GWIBE is composed of approximatel 30 faculty from the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (approximately half from each). The mission of the institute is to maximize collaborations of the diverse and interdisciplinary efforts by groups and individuals involved in biomedical engineering through consolidation of resources under one umbrella. GWIBE is committed to achieving and maintaining the leadership in cutting-edge research and innovative education. The ultimate aim of GWIBE is to advance the quality of medical treatment and clinical outcomes, improve the quality of life for health care patients, and to reduce the cost of health care through advances in engineering and scientific applications in medicine. GWIBE has been recognized as one of seven Signature Program areas of excellence by the George Washington University.
- Human-Computer Interaction Group -
View the different sub-fields being explored in Human-Computer Interaction, such as Human Interaction in Virtual Environments (HIVE), Interaction Techniquees and Devices, Eye Tracking etc. The HIVE problem is addressed using a holistic approach: Providing feedback to multiple senses in concert to improve the use of the high bandwidth that humans are capable of in real interactions. Virtual environment research is one of the areas that we see as having great promise as a technological framework for supporting simulation (e.g., surgical, military), collaboration, communication, and vizualization.
- Institute for Computer Graphics -
The computer graphics program at GW pursues three overriding themes: interdisciplinary collaboration, applications to real-world problems, and above all, individual creativity. Research topics have spanned the spectrum of physics-based motion control, interpolation of motion captured data, haptic interaction devices and techniques, sound synthesis and synchronization, global illumination, and information exploration and visualization. The students who have gone through the programs can be found all over the world in academia, movie production, game companies, government organizations, research institutions, and private companies.
- Laboratory for Advanced Computer Applications in Medicine -
(LACAM) was established jointly by SMHS and SEAS in 1995. It is co-directed by Prof. James Hahn, who represents SEAS, and Prof. Raymond Walsh, who represents SMHS. Seed funding from the two participating schools equipped LACAM, located in Staughton Hall, with initial computing equipment.
The research activities in LACAM have concentrated primarily on the use of simulation and visualization for surgical training, planning, and computer guidance. Medical students participate in research projects alongside engineering students, thus enhancing their educational experiences.
- Motion Capture and Analysis Laboratory (MOCA) -
The Motion Capture and Analysis (MOCA) Laboratory operates under the auspices of the Institute for Computer Graphics and in partnership with the Institute for Biomedical Engineering. MOCA provides the infrastructure, including laboratory space, equipment and support personnel, to enable researchers, educators, and clinicians across the University and the greater Washington D.C. area to capture, analyze, and apply digitized human motion for a variety of applications. The equipment consists of VICON Infrared motion capture equipment and associated computing equipment.
The laboratory was made possible by the University Research Enhancement Fund and will be devoted to the study of human (and other) motion in science, art, engineering, and medicine.
- Project ALISA: Adaptive Learning Image and Signal Analysis -
Based on Collective Learning Systems Theory developed by Professor Bock, a network of adaptive learning cells has been applied to a difficult image-processing task: the detection and classification of textures and structures in images and signals. Known as ALISA (Adaptive Learning Image and Signal Analysis), this parallel-processing engine has been constructed and tested at the Research Institute for Applied Knowledge Processing (FAW) in Ulm, Germany, and here at The George Washington University over the last four years.
Go to the Faculty listing to view individual research interests.