Jason Leigh

Panelist, Panel 6 – Indigenous Digital Media Labs – Critical Mass

Jason Leigh, is the Director of LAVA: the Laboratory for Advanced Visualization & applications, Co-director of the Hawaii Data Science Institute, Professor of Information & Computer Sciences at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa; and Director of Create(x) at the Academy for Creative Media at the University of Hawaiʻi at West Oʻahu. He is also Director Emeritus of the Electronic Visualization Lab and the Software Technologies Research Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he was previously Professor of Computer Science and Affiliated Professor of Communications.

His research in data visualization and virtual reality has received numerous press from News media including: the AP News, New York Times, Popular Science’s Future Of, Nova ScienceNow, NSF Science Now, PBS, and Forbes.