QI is a leader in high-performance, data-intensive cyberinfrastructure, creating novel applications for campus-, national-, and international-scale systems. QI projects are helping researchers to quickly and easily move data between collaborator labs, supercomputer centers, and data repositories by creating a big-data freeway with end-to-end 10–100Gb/s connections that enable region-wide virtual co-location of data with computing. In addition, scalable 3D visualization systems are being developed with greater use of sound and gesture control to improve analysis, demonstration, and sharing of data and research.


2014-2015 Round

  • Applied Virtual Reality Initiative, PI Jurgen Schulze (QI)
  • Transmedia Research Initiative, PI Thomas DeFanti (QI)
  • Enabling GIS Research Capacity at QI: The Location Lab, PI Albert Lin (QI)
  • Aerial Sensing for the Maya Jungle, PI Curt Schurgers, (QI)
  • Mapping and Visualizing Complex, Large-Scale Underwater Archaeological Sites and Artifacts, PI Ryan Kastner (Computer Science and Engineering)
  • Introducing Engineering and Impacting Underserved Communities via Wireless Health, PI Todd Coleman (Bioengineering)
  • Cartridge Lab-on-Chip (CLOC) for Mobile Health, PI Shaya Fainman (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • Experimental Platform Development for Wireless Channel Modeling for Next Generation Systems, PI Bhaskar Rao, (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

2012-2013 Round

  • RoomShare: A Tele-Membrane, PI Jurgen Schulze, Research Scientist (QI)
  • Multi-User Graphics with Interactive Control (MUGIC) Protocol, PI Shahrokh Yadegari (Theatre and Dance)
  • Camelot, a Multi-Camera Stereo Video Environment Recorder, PI Truong Nguyen (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • Volume Visualization of 3D Underwater Microscope Data, PI David Kriegman (Computer Science and Engineering)
  • Virtual San Diego Environment for Visualizing the Exposome, PI Kevin Patrick (Family and Preventive Medicine)
  • Distributed Health Initiative: Towards a Global Tricorder, PI Albert Lin (QI)
  • Creating a Communications Mesh Network to Support San Diego Medical Centers During Disasters, PI Jay Doucet (School of Medicine)
  • Towards Immediate-Mode Visualization of Underwater LIDAR Data, PI Jules Jaffe (Scripps Institution of Oceanography)

2010-2011 Round

  • Social Cognition and Interactive Artificial Agents, PI Ayse Pinar Saygin (Cognitive Science and Neurosciences)
  • A Multi-Spectral Airborne Sensor Platform for Energy and Environmental Audits, PI Falko Kuester (Structural Engineering, QI, CISA3)
  • Supervisualization of Large Image Collections, PI Lev Manovich (QI and Software Studies Initiative)
  • Advanced Intermedia Telepresence, PI Mark Dresser (Music)
  • The Provocateur Project, PI Shlomo Dubnov (Music)
  • Cyberinfrastructure, Portable NexCAVE and Archaeological Research, PI Tom Levy (Anthropology and CISA3)
  • Emerging Simulation and Visualization Technology for Wind Energy and Automotive Industry, PI David Benson (Structural Engineering)
  • California 3D, PI Chaitan Baru (San Diego Supercomputer Center)
  • SoniCAVE: An Immersive Visual/Auditory Simulator to Reduce Medical Error and Stress, PI Peter Otto (Department of Music and QI)
  • Innovation, Engineering and Exploration, PI Albert Lin (QI)
  • An Open Architecture, Low Power, Low Cost Underwater Acoustic Modem, PI Ryan Kastner (Computer Science and Engineering)