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Visualization Center

Director: Max North

Ken Hoganson
Sarah North
Jonathan Lartigue


Building G, Suite 176
1100 South Marietta Pkwy
Marietta, GA 30060

Visualization & Simulation Research Center


Contact Information

Max North, Ph.D., Director

Mission Statement

The mission of the Visualization & Simulation Research Center is to promote collaborative multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research, and to create a robust training environment for faculty and students.  

Center Goals and Objectives

  • Provide a research and training environment for researchers and students.
  • Establish collaboration of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research and training.
  • Conduct research and training in various visualization and simulation applications.
  • Collaborate with government and industries on research and training activities.
  • Acquire funding to support the research and training activities of the center.
  • Establish a nationally and internationally recognized research center.


As visualization and simulation cuts across boundaries, it is logical and plausible to establish a center to promote collaborative multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research and training activities. At the core of the center, state-of-the-art technology offers researchers a sophisticated toolset, including a spatially immersive display system. These tools are funded by the Army Research Office, in collaboration with and through continued support from the Immersive Display Solutions Company. The presence of a collaborative visualization and simulation technology leverages the individual capabilities of researchers within SPSU. In general, this scientific instrumentation provides an important nexus for the various disciplines currently conducting research—for both researchers at SPSU as well as external collaborators. It seems clear that such a mingling of minds will lead to many new research ideas and efforts. A common set of visualization and simulation tools will greatly help scientists and students from diverse fields understand, appreciate and learn from each other’s efforts.

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