About

The research group applies a multiphase approach to the design and implementation of a data visualization resource at the University of Cincinnati to provide new opportunities for interdisciplinary teaching and research with cutting-edge interactive and immersive visualization technology including virtual reality, augmented reality and webVR.

Founder

Ming Tang, Registered Architect, AIA , NCARB, LEED AP (BD+C) , is an tenured Associate Professor at School of Architecture and Interior Design, University of Cincinnati. He is the founding partner of TYA Design, which has won numerous design awards in China, Spain, Mexico, U.K. and United States, including, the first prize of d3 Natural System, the first place of Cities with Soul, the first place of IAAC self-sufficient housing contest, the first place of Chichen Itza lodge museum design.

Before he taught at the University of Cincinnati, he led the Electronic Design program ( Digital Design + Computation) at the Savannah College of Art and Design and was a professor in the Architecture Department. He has worked with Michigan State University’s M.I.N.D Lab, University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies, and China Architecture Design & Research Group. He holds Master of Architecture Degree from Tsinghua University, Maser of Art Degree in Digital Media and Technology from Michigan State University, and Maser of Final Art degree in Interactive and Game Design from Savannah College of Art and Design. His multi-disciplinary research includes parametric & genrative design, digital fabrication, BIM, performance driven design, virtual reality & augmented reality, big data, simulation, and huaman computer intraction (HCI). His research has been published in various international conferences, journals, books and exhibitions. He is the author of the book,Parametric Building Design with Autodesk Maya, published by Rougtledge in 2014. and urban paleontology, evolution of urban forms, published in 2008.
website: ming3d.com

Research Partners and Groups

Objective

The primary goals of the research group is to:

  • Provide new tools to teach and research Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, involving a diverse group of UC faculty and students from various disciplines who promise to be the future problem solvers;
  • Increase the knowledge base among the students and faculty and provide faculty with new perspectives on how to integrate data visualization into curriculum development for core courses;
  • Promote communication of data visualization and VR & AR research to the broader UC and aligned professional communities.

Boeing Research Project. 2017
collaboration with Live Well Collaborative. Information upon request.

AHSS Grant. Magic School bus for Computational Cell. UC. 2017

PI: Ming Tang. Associate Professor, School of Architecture and Interior Design, College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning.
Co-PI: TongLi Zhang. TongLi Zhang.  Assistant Professor, Molecular and Cellular Physiology, College of Medicine.
Tiffany Grant. PhD. Research Informationist. Health Sciences Library. College of Medicine.

CUE Grant. Hybrid Reality: Using Augmented Reality and Holograms for Wayfinding and Signage Research. 2016

PI: Ming Tang. Associate Professor, School of Architecture and Interior Design, College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning.
Co-PI: Xinhao Wang, PhD,professor  of Planning in School of Planning (SOP), College of DAAP.
Co-PI: Christopher Auffrey, PhD, Associate Professor of Planning, School of Planning, College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning.

Third Century Faculty Research Grant.UC. 2016

PI: Ming Tang. Associate Professor. School of Architecture and Interior Design, College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning.
Co-PI. Mara Marcu. Assistant Professor. School of Architecture and Interior Design, College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning.

FDC Department &  Interdisciplinary Grant. An Interdisciplinary Approach to Using Immersive Data Visualization for Teaching and Research. FDC UC. 2015

PI: Ming Tang. Assistant Professor. School of Architecture and Interior Design, College of DAAP.
Co-PI: Xinhao Wang, PhD,professor of Planning in School of Planning (SOP), College of DAAP.
Co-PI: Christopher Auffrey, PhD, Associate Professor of Planning, School of Planning, College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning.
Co-PI: Mingming Lu, PhD, Associate Professor. Department of Biomedical, Chemical and Engineering (BCEE), College of Engineering & Applied Science.

Students

Ph.D Students: Niloufar Kioumarsi, Farshad Khalighinejad

Graduate students: Michael Rogovin, Craig Moyer, Shinji Miyajima, Seth Davis, Sagar Desai

Undergraduate students: Laura Kennedy, Alex Bowman, Andrew Letourneau,