What kind of research do you do?
are currently working on lots of different projects, in different fields
like surgical simulation with haptics, wireless technologies, image
registration, photogrammetry, etc. To know about out latest research, please
see our research section
I want to apply
for GTA/GRA. How do I go about it? How can I become involved in research?
For a GTA, you would have to apply to the EE
department. For a GRA, you can contact
background should I have for research at VEL?
For the virtual environment lab, a strong
background in graphics is recommended, but is not mandatory. You can discuss
your course requirement with your graduate and thesis advisors.
What are the
facilities provided at the lab?
VEL houses multiple high end PC’s, four
Sensable Haptic Devices together with the framework to hold long stemmed
surgical instruments and a large suite of software products to assist in our
How long does it
typically take to finish a thesis?
Theses can take anywhere from one semester to
three, or more. Typically though two semesters is enough.
I have a couple of
ideas for research. Would you be interested in them?
Yes of course! We are always looking out for
innovative and creative research topics. Suggestions are always welcome.
Please see the contact page
here to get in touch
with someone at the lab.
Is thesis/research a good
option for me?
If you are dedicated, self-motivated and are
looking for new ways to challenge yourself, then definitely thesis/research
is a good option for you.