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Dr. Donna Cox – Advanced Visualization Lab at NCSA

Innovation Transfer Award—University of Illinois

Dr. Donna J. Cox, MFA, is the Michael Aiken Chair, Director of the Advanced Visualization Laboratory (AVL), the Research & Education division, and the eDream Institute at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications - University of Illinois. She is a Professor in the School of Art & Design and researches the art of scientific data visualization. She and her collaborators form “Renaissance Teams” to thrill millions of people with cinematic presentations of science in international fulldome digital museum shows, IMAX movies, feature films, and television. AVL recently completed Solar Superstorms and A Beautiful Planet 3D IMAX film. The Chicago Museum of Science and Industry selected her as one of 40 modern Leonardo DaVinci’s. In 2017, IMERSA awarded her a lifetime achievement award for her lasting contributions to the fulldome community.