Heracleia Human-Centered Computing Laboratory
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Heracleia Human-Centered Computing Laboratory is hosted in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington. The Heracleia Lab is a research laboratory specializing in medical imaging, bioinformatics, sensor networks, and collaboration systems.

The lab has an extensive complement of Macintosh, UNIX/Linux, and Microsoft Windows computing equipment for support of its research projets.

Past and ongoing research projects include applications that incorporate cooperative elements from several other academic departments, including Psychiatry (at the Dartmouth Medical School), Music, and History. This gives the lab access to the perspectives of various experts and non-technical computer users, which has helped to expand knowledge in user interface design and end-user understanding. Students who have worked in the lab range from first year undergraduates to advanced graduate students.


The Heracleia Lab
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
The University of Texas at Arlington
313 ERB
500 UTA Blvd
Arlington, TX 76019, USA


*HERACLEIA was in antiquity a thriving outpost of Hellenic culture south of the Black Sea. We chose this name to symbolize an imaginative world where technologies are at the service of humans with a focus on those that need special help, thus bringing out the human side of technology.

News and Events ...

  • >>> CSE department newsletter  
  • >>> The 4th international conference on Pervasive Technologies Related To Assistive Environments (PETRA 2011 www.petrae.org), which will take place in Crete Greece, May 25-17, 2011.  
  • >>> Oue new proposal "CPS: Medium: A Novel Human Centric CPS to Improve Motor/Cognitive Assessment and Enable Adaptive Rehabilitation" is rewarded by NSF CNS division. The total amount is $650K for three years.  
  • >>> Professor Fillia Makedon (PI) and Vassilis Athitsos, Heng Huang, Zhengyi Le and Dan Popa (Co-PIs) have been awarded a $720K NSF grant for their proposal "MRI/Dev.: Next Generation Multimodal Data Management Human-Sensing Instrument for Trustworthy Research Collaboration and Quality of Life Improvement".  
  • >>> We would like to invite you to participate to the 3rd international conference on Pervasive Technologies Related To Assistive Environments (PETRA 2010 www.petrae.org), which will take place in Samos Greece, June 23-25, 2010, at DORYSSA HOTEL. PETRA is an interdisciplinary conference that will bring together experts in wireless communications, sensor devices, software, and assistive technologies.  
  • >>> The proposal our team sent on recommendation systems got funded! This will be the 3rd concurrent NSF grant that our lab now holds, a record for us on NSF concurrent grants.  
  • >>> On July 15, 2007 , Dr. Fillia Makedon and a team of approximately 60 other partners at the University of Texas at Arlington and seven other institutions (UT Brownsville, UT Dallas, UT El Paso, Boston University, George Mason University, Univ. Maryland, and Univ. Massachusetts Lowell) submitted a proposal in response to the DHS call for proposals for a Center of Excellence for Border Security and Immigration.  
  • >>> SCENS project supported by NSF IDM