The Computational Physiology Lab's (CPL) focus is on unobtrusive and sustained monitoring of physiological variables. This monitoring is embedded imaginatively in psycho-physiological, bio-medical, and behavioral paradigms. Sensing is effected either through thermal imaging or wearable transducers. Substantial technical sophistication is involved in performing physiological measurements of this kind. Elements from mathematics, computing, statistics, medicine, and physiologiy need to come together. CPL is an interdisciplinary lab and draws additional expertise from partner labs in Mayo Clinic, University of Texas Medical School, Methodist Hospital, and SUNY Buffalo. 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 its 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.
Our research is funded by multiple federal agencies:
We are located in the Phillip G. Hofman (PGH) hall at the University of Houston campus. Dr. Pavlids' office is in room 209 PGH. The lab is distributed in rooms 575 PGH, 366 PGH, 220 PGH, and 214 PGH.
Visitor parking is available in the UH parking garage.
To get to the parking garage you will need to enter into the campus from Entrance 1 off of Calhoun Rd. University Drive runs right into Entrance 1 and is off of Spur 5 coming from I-45 (S). The UH parking garage is next to the UH Hilton hotel which you can see when you enter the campus.
As you enter Entrance 1, make a left turn and you will see the parking garage on your left.
After you park you want to proceed towards the University Center (UC) by crossing University Boulevard. You will pass the library on your right (MD Anderson Library). Continue walking straight, following the side walk. As you pass the library you will come to an open space with a sculpture in the middle and the administration building to the left of it (Ezekiel Hall). In front of the library (across the open area – called Butler Plaza where the sculpture is) is the PGH building. Cut across the plaza to get to PGH. PGH has a breezeway on its ground floor.
More information about parking on campus can be found here.
If you are looking for a hotel near the campus, there is a Hilton hotel on the campus property in front of UC and next to the visitor parking. Here is a link to the place, which also contains contact information.
We can get special rates if we book through the Computer Science Department. We would be happy to assist you.
You can find an interactive map of the campus at http://www.uh.edu/cgi-bin/campusmap