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CPL's New Paper in IEEE VIS 2014

This paper introduces a set of design principles for visualizing results of affective studies.


CPL’s New Paper in Wireless Health 2014

This paper puts forward a design philosophy for pollution apps, and analyzes the typical user's portrait and interaction patterns in a case study.


CPL’s New Paper in ACM UbiComp 2014

This paper presents User Portrait - an abstraction and visualization method that condenses the essence of a study’s data in a single figure.


CPL REU Students Win the Poster Competition 

The 2014 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program is over, and the CPL interns, Alice Turchaninova  and Kylan Race, tied for first place in the poster competition.

Featured Items


Nature Physics Article

September 30, 2014


Drs. Pavlidis, Petersen, and Semendeferi published an article in the October 2014 issue of Nature Physics. The article, entitled "Together We Stand", articulates policies that will harmonize academic structure with function in the team science era. This harmonization involves rethinking graduate education and research, starting from quantitative analysis of pressing problems. Read more ...

Scientific Reports Article

March 15, 2012

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The Computational Physiology Lab (CPL) was founded in 2002 by Dr. Ioannis Pavlidis and since then gained worldwide recognition. At this moment the lab has three research lines and an educational research effort on science ethics. Our focus is on unobtrusive and sustained monitoring of physiological variables. This is embedded imaginatively in psycho-physiological, biomedical, and behavioral paradigms. Sensing is effected either through thermal imaging or wearable transducers. This novel methodological work has spurred psychological and medical discoveries and formed the basis for new applications. Substantial technical sophistication is involved in performing physiological measurements of this kind. Elements from mathematics, computing, statistics, medicine, and physiology need to come together. CPL is an interdisciplinary lab and draws additional expertise from partner labs in The Mayo Clinic, The University of Texas Medical School, and The Methodist Hospital. CPL is famous for its work in stress quantification, lie detection, sleep studies, and behavioral gaming. All of them found civilian or military applications. The research of our members has been published in some of the most prestigious science journals and venues, including Nature, Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine, and CHI. We are dedicated to both scientific and engineering excellence and a genuine desire to produce tangible social good.