Multimedia Lab

Location CS 2204-2205
Mission Provide state-of-the-art systems and tools to teach students about multimedia systems (audio, animation, 3D, video, and graphics integrated into a production).

The Computer Science Multimedia Lab, part of the Center for Visual Computing, was established in 1995 with an infrastructure grant from the National Science Foundation. The 45-seat teaching and research lab has been a locus of undergraduate research for over 20 years, beginning with a citation in Stony Brook’s RAIRE award in 1997 for the integration of research and education. Multimedia students present at URECA every year, and have presented at the CEWIT, IASTED, CIT, CTE and CTL conferences. The lab has a number of published papers in peer-reviewed journals such as IEEE Xplore and the Journal of Educational Technology Systems. 

The Multimedia Lab has partnered with local educational agencies such as ES BOCES, the Cleary School for the Deaf,  and the Long Island Museum to pilot educational applications developed in the lab, supported by an an NSF Combined Research Curriculum Development grant. One of the pilots resulted in a commercial royalty through the technology transfer office of SBU’s research foundation.

Access to the laboratory is primarily for students taking multimedia courses.

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