Core Labs and Research Infrastructure is a system of centrally governed, multidisciplinary laboratories. Each lab is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies and is supported by expertly skilled staff, many with postgraduate qualifications and all proficient in their specific fields.
Our system of centralized governance, the One Lab Model, is structured to allow research to progress seamlessly across disciplines. Pivotal to this level of access is our support system. Our staff members are always on hand to inform and advise. We offer a variety of services tailored to meet every eventuality.
The Visualization Core Lab advances the KAUST mission by providing cutting-edge visualization and data science services. We collaborate with domain researchers to accelerate discoveries through large-data visualization, machine learning, and data science. We also support the needs of KAUST and in-Kingdom entities by providing access to, and training on state-of-the-art visualization hardware and software for scientific discovery.
Our key areas of expertise include HPC visualization, large-scale data and visual analytics, and 3D reconstruction of scientific imaging data (e.g., CT scans, microscopy data). Our staff actively contributes to impactful research in research areas such as climate science and oceanography, combustion physics, marine ecology, material science, computational fluid dynamics, neuroscience, genomics, and spatio-temporal statistics.
As part of our mission, we also develop and maintain several high-end facilities for visual data exploration. A range of large-scale, ultra-high-resolution 3D virtual-reality and 2D tiled-display environments allow advanced exploratory analysis of large datasets produced by high-resolution scientific imaging instruments, genome sequencers, and supercomputers. We continuously engage with entities on campus and beyond to develop and implement new methods to improve the capabilities of the laboratory while ensuring our services remain at the cutting-edge of analytics and visualization science.