The focus of the research at the Immersive Visualization Laboratory at UCSD's
Qualcomm Institute is on novel virtual reality (VR) software applications. The laboratory has
access to some of the world's most advanced immersive visualization systems, such as the StarCAVE,
NexCAVE, TourCAVE, or WAVE. More recently, we included consumer HMDs such as the Oculus Rift, and
used Unity 3D and the Unreal Engine as alternatives to our in-house developed VR software
This presentation will give an overview on the activities of the laboratory and introduce some
of our more recent virtual reality applications such as stereo panorama capturing and display,
point cloud visualization, and visual analytics.
Jürgen Schulze is a Research Scientist at UCSD's Qualcomm Institute, and an Associate Adjunct
Professor in the computer science department. His research interests include scientific
visualization in virtual environments, human-computer interaction, real-time volume rendering, and
graphics algorithms on programmable graphics hardware.
He holds an M.S. degree from the University of Massachusetts, and a Dr. rer. nat. from the
University of Stuttgart - his advisor was Professor Ertl. After his graduation in 2003 he spent two
years as a post-doctoral researcher in the Computer Science Department at Brown University.