Extreme Events Laboratory (EEL)
Designed primarily to support research and experimentation in the areas of hard and soft data fusion, visualization, and sonification; the EEL features 4 large wall-mounted HD LCD displays, 2D and true stereoscopic 3D projectors, a stereoscopic 3D Head-Mounted Display (HMD), haptic input devices, motion and acoustic sensors, various video and still cameras, several MacPro workstations, a conference area with a 54" HD LCD TV, and 8 professional-quality loudspeakers for experimentation with immersive 3D sonification.
Located in Room 211 of the IST building, this facility is intended to allow our researchers to run end-to-end experiments that improve situational awareness and enhance our ability to optimally leverage all available sensors, human observers, and technology in order to escape "information overload" and extract the true meaning hidden within the vast mountains of available data.
Additionally, the EEL is dedicated to new technology and collaboration with nontraditional IST disciplines where students, visitors, and passersby can explore these technologies and see the progress of current projects. Current technologies include 3D printing (rapid prototyping), haptic devices, 3D scanning, and gaming consoles. Initial projects include collaborations with The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and PSU's Department of Anthropology.