Jason Leigh

  • DirectorHawai'i Data Science Institute
  • DirectorLaboratory for Advanced Visualization & Applications, UH Mānoa
  • ProfessorInformation & Computer Sciences, UH Mānoa

Contact Info:

  • leighj
  • 1680 East-West Rd, Rm 317 Honolulu, HI 96822


Dr.  Leigh is the Director of LAVA: the Laboratory for Advanced Visualization & applications, and Professor of Information & Computer Sciences at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. He is co-inventor of the CAVE2 Hybrid Reality Environment, and SAGE: Scalable Adaptive Graphics Environment software, which has been licensed to Mechdyne Corporation & Vadiza Corporation, respectively.

Dr. Leigh is a Fellow of the Institute for Health Research and Policy, and he has held research appointments at Argonne National Laboratory, and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.

In 2010, Dr. Leigh initiated a new multi-disciplinary area of research called Human Augmentics – which refers to the study of technologies for expanding the capabilities and characteristics of humans. His research has received substantial interest from press and news media, including the AP News, New York Times, Popular Science’s Future Of, Nova ScienceNow, NSF Science Now, PBS, and Forbes.


  • Big data visualization
  • Virtual reality
  • High-performance networking
  • Video game design.