Heracleia Human-Centered Computing Laboratory

The Heracleia 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 projects.

The Story of Heracleia

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.

Research Experience for Undergraduates

Eager to learn undergraduates are encouraged to apply for a position as an undergraduate research assistant in The Heracleia Research Laboratory. This NSF funded scholarship is only offered to students with excellent standing with The University of Texas at Arlington and have citizenship status in the United States.


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.


Sanika Gupta : Verizon Outstanding Master's Thesis Award (2016).

Dylan Ebert : Nokia Outstanding Pre-Professional Computer Science CS Student Award (2016).

Contact Us

The Heracleia Lab
Department of Computer Science and Engineering

The University of Texas at Arlington
313 ERB
500 UTA Blvd
Arlington, TX 76019, USA