Jan Springer

Springer named director of UA Little Rock Emerging Analytics Center

Dr. Jan P. Springer, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science, has been named the new director of the George W. Donaghey Emerging Analytics Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

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Heather Lageman, a summit participant and executive director of leadership development at Baltimore County Public Schools, uses an educational augmented reality application targeted to art museums.

Computer Science Education experts visit Emerging Analytics Center

Attendees of the first-ever National Computer Science Summit for State Leaders in Arkansas toured the Emerging Analytics Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock on June 10 to learn about the latest innovations in virtual reality and computer science.  Continue reading “Computer Science Education experts visit Emerging Analytics Center”

Bolt researching how to create virtual computer monitoring system

For those who have seen Tony Stark effortlessly controlling virtual computer screens in the “Iron Man” and “Avengers” movies, you have seen Zack Bolt’s vision for his research.  Continue reading “Bolt researching how to create virtual computer monitoring system”

Lea Poignant, one of several students from France interning at the UA Little Rock Emerging Analytics Center during the summer, demonstrates a 360-degree virtual tour of the UA Little Rock campus. Photo by Ben Krain/UA Little Rock Communications.

French interns at Emerging Analytics Center create 3D virtual tour of campus, games for Arkansas Children’s Hospital

Five college students from France who interned at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Emerging Analytics Center have created a 3D virtual tour of the UA Little Rock campus as well as augmented reality games to entertain children at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.  Continue reading “French interns at Emerging Analytics Center create 3D virtual tour of campus, games for Arkansas Children’s Hospital”

The exhibit, “It is two minutes to midnight,” will be on display at the Weinberg/Newton Gallery in Chicago May 11-19. The exhibit transverses a geopolitical landscape of nuclear risk, climate change, and disruptive technologies starting in 1947 through today.

Emerging Analytics Center helps create virtual reality exhibit on the Doomsday Clock

Ever since its debut in 1947 to convey the urgent need to avoid nuclear war, the Doomsday Clock has remained a powerful reminder of the destructive forces mankind faces.  Continue reading “Emerging Analytics Center helps create virtual reality exhibit on the Doomsday Clock”

Ramiro Serrano hellps UA Little Rock student Pauline Rouillon test Anatomic Eyes. Photo by Ben Krain.

Volunteers are helping bring virtual cadaver training program to life

Marisa Perry did not expect to spend part of her day dissecting a virtual cadaver, but the opportunity to help test a virtual reality medical training program intrigued her.  Continue reading “Volunteers are helping bring virtual cadaver training program to life”

Dr. Carolina Cruz-Neira with a virtual human skeleton in the background

Cruz-Neira demonstrates innovations in virtual reality at Sundance Film Festival

Dr. Carolina Cruz-Neira, director of the Emerging Analytics Center and interim chair of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, demonstrated how innovative virtual reality technology is changing the world for the better during a panel discussion at the Sundance Film Festival.  Continue reading “Cruz-Neira demonstrates innovations in virtual reality at Sundance Film Festival”

Dr. Carolina Cruz-Neira

Cruz-Neira named new member of the National Academy of Engineering

Dr. Carolina Cruz-Neira, director of the Emerging Analytics Center and interim chair of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has been elected as a new member of the National Academy of Engineering for her contributions to immersive visualization. Continue reading “Cruz-Neira named new member of the National Academy of Engineering”