Message from the Director

Dr. JoAnn Kuchera-Morin


The intersection of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics has facilitated exciting new avenues for scientific discovery. The AlloSphere can accelerate time to discovery across disciplines by utilizing our immersive/interactive visual/aural data exploration software infrastructure to advance multi-scale complex systems research. This science discovery language enhances and complements data analytics, leading to the capability of creating and testing new theoretical constructs using the computational platform as a real-time interactive instrument. Our research challenge is to bring human-scale control, understanding, and insight to areas where researchers’ intuitions have been hampered by data size, complexity, and heterogeneity, at both temporal and spatial scales.

At the AlloSphere we aim to create an environment in which new science, currently obscured by data complexity, can be brought into sharp focus. The AlloSphere can represent phenomena at scales ranging from the subatomic to the entire universe. We typically partner with scientists who supply models, data, and questions; our role is to present their data in a new way that is both insightful and beautiful. Working together, I believe, we can make a real difference.

We welcome research partnerships and collaborations of all kinds. Please contact me should you have a research question that we might collectively investigate.


Watch AlloSphere Director Dr. JoAnn Kuchera-Morin in a 2009 TED talk on our research.