Starting this August 2017, long time ACCAD staff member, Matt Lewis (PhD Computer Science & Engineering) is transitioning into a new role with a joint appointment between the Department of Design and ACCAD. The new position was created as part of the university’s Discovery Theme of Data Analytics to focus on information design and data visualization. Professor Lewis will be affiliated with the Translational Data Analytics Institute (TDAI), the campus hub for big data analysis and visualization research. Dr. Lewis’s current research is in the areas of emerging technologies and generative processes in the arts and design. In particular, he is investigating the use of novel data acquisition, fabrication, and display systems for interactive performance, installation, and data visualization applications.
The TDAI will have new space for meeting and collaboration in a newly rennovated Pomerene Hall scheduled to open spring 2018.