About COMET

ABOUT COMET

The COnvergent Media and Exploratory Technologies (COMET) Lab is an applied research laboratory in the Department of Human-Centered Computing, School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI, where faculty and students work together to deliver web, mobile and interactive media solutions for a range of projects. These include projects submitted by units from the IUPUI campus, external organizations and the community at large. It also includes Service Learning, Independent Study, and Capstone projects initiated by SOIC students.


The lab's focus centers on the multi-channel, ubiquitous nature of media technologies in various applications such as in education, health, and entertainment. The media development expertise of our faculty, coupled with the synergy and mentoring of selected, talented students working the lab make COMET a unique place to seek partnerships to develop websites, media-rich, mobile and interactive applications of any type, as well as video production and video installations solutions, games, 3D and digital animation projects.


By combining the department's service and educational mission of training the next generation of highly-skilled media and IT professionals in Indiana and beyond, COMET is eager to collaborate with partners looking for media development solutions to fulfill their communication and organizational needs.



COMET PARTNERS

Current COMET partners include:


  • IU School of Medicine
  • IU School of Nursing
  • Sandra Eskenazi Center for Brain Innovation
  • IU School of Informatics and Computing
  • IUPUI Office of Academic Affairs
  • The Polis Center


COMET TEAM

COMET is powered by a group of talented students, collaborating with SOIC faculty members:


  • Abdulaziz Alderhami, 2nd year Masters Student, Human-Computer Interaction
  • Kunal Bodke, 2nd year Masters Student, Human-Computer Interaction
  • Dhanashree Bhat, 2nd year Masters Student, Human-Computer Interaction
  • Pankaj Avhad, 2nd year Masters Student, Human-Computer Interaction
  • Melissa McShea, 2nd year Masters Student, Media Arts and Science
  • Nitya Pannala Reddy, 1st year Masters Student, Human-Computer Interaction
  • Vedantha Kartheek Thirumala Sreenivasa, 1st year Masters Student, Human-Computer Interaction
  • Prachi Kate, 1st year Masters Student, Human-Computer Interaction
  • Chad Jordan, 1st year Masters Student, Media Arts and Science
  • Prof. Davide Bolchini, Ph.D., Department Chair, Dept. of Human-Centered Computing
  • Dr. Louis Zhu, Ph.D., COMET Faculty Associate
  • Robert Skipworth Comer, M.S., COMET Lab Coordinator