Research

FXPAL does research in the areas of multimedia, human computer interaction, communication, and collaboration.

Information Access

Information search, discovery, and understanding

FXPAL’s research in Information Access focuses on analysis and visualization techniques for finding and extracting information and for discovering patterns  in enterprise data and social media.

FXPAL’s research in Information Access focuses on analysis and visualization techniques for finding and extracting information and for discovering patterns  in enterprise data and social media.

Interactive Media

Enhanced multimedia interactions

FXPAL’s research in Interactive Media focuses on combining content-based processing with powerful user interfaces for enhanced interactions with multimedia resources.

FXPAL’s research in Interactive Media focuses on combining content-based processing with powerful user interfaces for enhanced interactions with multimedia resources.

Smart Spaces

Smart environments for enhanced collaboration

FXPAL’s research in Smart Spaces explores human interaction within smart environments. Using state of the art spatial sensors, like depth cameras, acoustic arrays, and tracking devices, we create sensitive-space applications for interacting with large data, with complex systems, and with other people.…

FXPAL’s research in Smart Spaces explores human interaction within smart environments. Using state of the art spatial sensors, like depth cameras, acoustic arrays, and tracking devices, we create sensitive-space applications for interacting with large data, with complex systems, and with other people. Our “Smart Space” multiple display environments include media walls that enable interactions with users’ wearable and mobile devices (e.g. Google Glass) as well as direct-input sensing. Our goal is to provide augmented spaces where local and remote collaborations are informed by real-time, ambient and archival data streams in combination with…

Remote Collaboration

Presence and context for enhanced communication

FXPAL’s research in Remote Collaboration focuses on building technologies that support effective communication in the workplace and industrial settings. Current activities focus on improving presence and context to enhance users’ ability to engage and interact. Our work crosses many areas of research,…

FXPAL’s research in Remote Collaboration focuses on building technologies that support effective communication in the workplace and industrial settings. Current activities focus on improving presence and context to enhance users’ ability to engage and interact. Our work crosses many areas of research, ranging from applying good, user-centered design practices to understand and document users’ needs, to building complex, distributed systems and sensor frameworks.

Interactive Documents

Enhanced document interactions

FXPAL’s research in Interactive Documents aims to make document content more accessible, whether the document is paper or electronic or a combination of the two. Our Paper UI research focuses on paper-based user interfaces that bridge the gap between paper and electronic documents, so that…

FXPAL’s research in Interactive Documents aims to make document content more accessible, whether the document is paper or electronic or a combination of the two. Our Paper UI research focuses on paper-based user interfaces that bridge the gap between paper and electronic documents, so that users can have the best of both technologies. Our Document Capture and Viewing research focuses on interfaces that make it easier to capture and view document contents on mobile devices.