The concept of “digital twins” enables virtual representation of physical systems by acquiring multi-sensory data from those systems. The long-term objectives of the research program are to investigate new analytical and computational methods and techniques to bridge the gap between real and virtual Environment and to facilitate the convergence of technologies and scientific knowledge to empower citizens’ wellness and enhance their quality of life.
The research in the multimedia computing research laboratories has six pillars:
- Smart Health & Well-Being
- Social Networks and Analytics
- Mixed reality, Haptics & Seemless Interactions
- Biomedical Eng. & Quality of Life
- Biometrics, Cyber-Security and Privacy
- IoT, Wearables, and Cyber Phisycal Systems
Each MCRLab research project includes a number of graduate student researchers and often involves undergraduate researchers.