Illinois Simulator Laboratory

The Illinois Simulator Laboratory (ISL) is a Beckman Institute facility at the University of Illinois for advancing scientific understanding of human-computer interactions. The primary mission of the ISL is to support the integration of advanced technologies so that Institute researchers can conduct experiments in human multi-modal perception and cognition. To facilitate this mission, the ISL maintains discrete laboratories allowing the incorporation of individualized multimodal control and monitoring technologies into advanced visualization environments, both immersive and ultra-high resolution.  In fulfilling that mission, the ISL has become a world-recognized leader in creating and applying pc cluster-based computer technologies to graphics-intensive applications. As a core facility of the Beckman Institute, the ISL provides fertile environments for interdisciplinary research across the four Main Research Themes.

The ISL is supported by the Beckman Institute, the National Science Foundation and industrial partners.