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Visualisation & Analytics

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The Centre provides researchers with an access to a large visualisation data facility. The visualisation suite has six-large 4K resolution displays powered by a fast computing node with high-end graphics. The dedicated facility is located at the level 5 of the Science Building 302. The service is already helping many research projects and increasing the University research visibility.

Bookable facility and equipment

The bookable visualisation suite includes advanced platforms for displaying data and media.  Advice and consultation on how to use this equipment and tools are provided.

We also host a range of advanced display technologies, such as AR/VR. The space and equipment can be used to visualise and explore large or complex data sets, which allow for a small research group’s collaborations and meetings, or to be utilised for key outreach activities with investors, funders, or VIP events.

The hardware we currently have:

  • 10x Microsoft HoloLens V2

  • 25x Meta Quest 2

  • 2x Meta Quest Pro

  • 5x HTC Vive Pro

  • 2x HTC Vive Pro 2

  • 1x VR Laptop

  • 1x 65″ 8K TV

  • 1x 86″ 4K 3D TV

  • A 3×3 4K tile video wall

Technical support

The visualisation facility and support can help researchers to capture and act on complex problems more effectively, especially when dealing with huge volumes of information. The equipment and tools can provide 3D and immersive capabilities. There are portable set-up options for users to use in off-site displays, or on open-days, and in classrooms.
In addition to the bookable hardware and space, CeR is able to provide free technical advice and consultations for any of these platforms to help bring your data to life. However, in-depth consultation or customised software development and analytical projects, we will require additional funding to cover our staff costs.  Here is to learn more about the Contracted Special Projects and how they work.

Case studies of visualisation and analytics

A collaboration between Air New Zealand and NASA has finally taken flight

The Rongowai mission is a partnership between Air NZ and NZ & US universities. The aim of the mission is to monitor the environmental signs of climate change.

Hosting visualisation and analytics tools for COVID-19 studies

The Centre for eResearch is actively supporting several COVID-19 related projects at the University and on the national level during 2020 pandemic.

Antibiotic resistance and the “end of modern medicine ”

Antibiotic resistance and the “end of modern medicine ” In 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) concluded that within ten years, resistance would make routine surgery, organ transplantation, and cancer treatment life-threateningly risky.

An Archaeological database for threatened North Island rock art in New Zealand

With over 700 sites containing thousands of figures, New Zealand has one of the largest bodies of rock art in Polynesia

Waikato report on deprivation an ‘eye opener’

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Myocardial motion tracking and strain calculation using deep learning networks

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (CMR) is a non-invasive imaging technique to analyse patient heart, is currently the gold standard among other imaging techniques due to its superb contrast, no radiation exposure and its versatility to produce different images in a single examination session.

Genomic Virtual Lab (GVL) as a bioinformatics training platform

Genomics Virtual Laboratory is a web portal provides a growing suite of genomics analysis tools, the biologists can start working immediately with no setup required.

Climate change impacts on weather-related hazards

Adopting recent scientific developments, the project aims to develop a data-driven model framework to be implemented and tested in detail at specific sites.

Visualising humpback whale migration

Associate Professor Rochelle Constantine has been named inaugural winner of the Sir Peter Blake Trust environment award for her work in marine research and conservation.