Situation Room Infrastructure

Situation Room Infrastructure

Project Description

This Situations Room Infrastructure (SRI) is the core of the technical innovations developed for cognitive and immersive rooms. This infrastructure enables multimodal group-computers dialog, learning and understanding of group activities, reasoning, planning and facilitation of collaborative decision-making. The first use case enabled by the SRI is in the area of mergers and acquisitions. The technologies from the project have laid the foundation for all other CISL use cases.


Hui Su
Project Director | Director, CISL
Human Computer Interaction, Cognitive User Experience, Visual Analytics, Cloud Computing, Neural Networks
Jonas Braasch
Co-Principal Investigator, Tone & Pitch Analysis Technology | Professor/Director for Academic and Administrative Operations
Spatial Hearing, Intelligent Music Systems
Qiang Ji
Computer Vision | Professor
Computer Vision, Probabilistic Graphical Models, Machine Learning, Affective Computing, Human Behavior and State Modeling, Monitoring, and Recognition , Natural Human and Machine Interactions , Active Information Fusion for Situation Awareness and Decision Making under Uncertainty
Shawn Lawson
User Experience & Visualization Design | Professor
live coding, realtime graphics, interactive art, computational sublime, visualization

Research Staff

david allen
User Experience & Visualization Design | Research Associate
Computational Arts, Visualization, Natural Interfaces, Live Performance
Jeffrey O. Kephart
System Design & Development | Distinguished Research Staff Member
Autonomic Computing, Neural Networks, Machine Learning, Energy Consumption

Former Research Staff

Robert Rouhani
Developer | Media Integration Specialist, CISL


Rahul R. Divekar
Group Dynamics | PhD Candidate, Computer Science
Data analytics
Dev Jivani
Time-of-flight and camera arrays | Ph.D. Candidate, Electrical, Computers and System Engineering
Time-of-flight and camera arrays
Jon Mathews
Spherical microphone array | Ph.D. Candidate, Architecture
Spherical microphone array
Matthew Peveler
Reasoning & Planning | Ph.D. Candidate, Computer Science
The usage of theory of mind reasoning and planning in cognitive and immersive systems
Kang Wang
Headpose, Eye-gaze and Face Recognition | Ph.D. Candidate, Electrical Engineering
Head pose, face recognition


Janice Ho
User Experience Design | B.S. Arts
Corey Robinson
Data Visualization | B.S. Games & Simulation Arts & Sciences
Gyanendra Sharma
Occupant awareness; multi-surfaces | Ph.D. Candidate, Electrical, Computers and System Engineering
Occupant awareness; multi-surfaces
Yue Wu
Headpose, Eye-gaze and Face Recognition | Ph.D. Electrical, Computers and System Engineering
Rui Zhao
Gesture Recognition | Ph.D. Electrical, Computers and System Engineering
Gesture recognition