The HIVE, research and big data

The Curtin HIVE (Hub for Immersive Visualisation and eResearch), is a multi-disciplinary facility made up of four large display screens with different functions that can be used for anything from scientific research to video conferences or even performance art.

Curtin Researchers will provide a short presentation about their research and then demonstrate the results using the HIVE displays.   The purpose is to demonstrate the importance of visualisation in providing a means to understand vast amounts of data.


  • “3D Reconstruction Processing for the HMAS Sydney & HSK Kormoran 3D Imaging Project”

On the 19th of November 1941 the HMAS Sydney and the HSK Kormoran sunk each other in one of the most devastating events in Australia’s maritime history. In 2015 Curtin University, the WA Museum and DOF Subsea conducted a detailed 3D imaging survey of the two wrecks. The expedition collected approximately 500,000 still images and 300 hours of HD video which will be used to generate 3D models of both wreck sites using a photogrammetric 3D reconstruction process.

  • The GaLactic and Extragalactic All-Sky Murchison Widefield Array (GLEAM) survey: Viewing the Sky with Radio Eyes”

The Murchison Widefield Array is a new radio telescope located in outback Western Australia. Its unusual design allows us to observe the whole sky at low frequencies and at the same resolution as the human eye — over ten times better than ever before seen. We’ve recently completed our all-sky survey, GLEAM, taking over 5,000 observations, processing nearly 500TB of data using 2M CPU-hours. I’ll share our new images of the sky and explain how they’re helping us understand the Universe, and paving the way to building the Square Kilometer Array.


When: Wednesday 4th May, 16:00 – 17:00

Where: Curtin Hive, Curtin University.

RSVP:  Here