Our laboratories and test beds are key components of our research at IST. Ample and flexible lab space is reconfigurable to match project and program requirements. (Click on titles to go there.)
- ACTIVE Lab
Applied Cognition and Training in Immersive Virtual Environments. Investigating how distributed training
systems can be evaluated for effeciveness and usability.
- Center for Research Admin. Tech. & Applications (CRATA)
Information technology consulting, application development and systems services. Assists the Research
Administration community through application of information technology.
- Cognitive Sciences Lab at IST
A collaborating research unit affiliated with IST and the Department of Philosophy.
- Complex Adaptive Systems Laboratory
An interdisciplinary unit of the Office of Research and Commercialization affiliated with IST. The group is
dedicated to the study of complex, difficult to understand phenomena such as the global economy, the
workings of the human brain, and social interactions.
- E2i Creative Studio
IST's E2i Creative Studio projects explore human performance in applications as diverse as medical,
military and entertainment. Applications of the lab's research include situational awareness
training, teacher screening and training, creative collaboration, experiential entertainment, free
choice learning, naturalistic decision-making, virtual heritage social networks and cognitive and
- High Performance Research Computing
Stokes Advanced Research Computing Center is a free research resource for UCF faculty, assisting in
highly calculation-intensive tasks.
- Human Systems
A team-centered approach to training, learning and assessment.
- Information Systems Technology
Solving client needs through development and application of internet-based information systems.
To see the research management solution developed for UCF's Office of Research and Commercialization,
- Interactive Realities
Go straight to the Interactive Realities Laboratory
Virtual and augmented reality research.
- Mixed Emerging Technology
Integration Lab (METIL)
Integration of mobile, games and virtual worlds for learning across multiple platforms.
- RAPTER Lab
Research on learning and performance technology and evaluation and enhancement of its
A collaborative project among IST, Digital Media and others
currently working on serious games research.
- SimMBIOS Lab
Simulations for mathematical and biological inspired systems.
- SREAL (Synthetic Reality Lab)
The Synthetic Reality Laboratory (SREAL) team consists of five faculty researchers, thirteen
affiliated faculty members, sixteen PhD students, six undergraduate research assistants two full-time
artists (modelers/animators), and a network of campus and institute collaborators. The lab's research
activities include interaction with human surrogates (virtual and physical/virtual); robotics; motion
tracking/capture; computer graphics; image processing; digital avateering*; experiential learning; and
* avateering: creating, animating and interacting with avatars. The human is the
avateer, its digital "character" is the avatar.
performance measurement at the MIT2 lab (affiliate
labs include the MURI Lab, the Transportation Research Group (TRG),
and the Center for Applied Human Factors in Aviation (CAHFA))
- Examples of some of our past projects (archive)
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