Jason Leigh is Director of the Laboratory for Advanced Visualization & Applications (LAVA) and Professor of Information & Computer Sciences at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. He is Director Emeritus of the Electronic Visualization Laboratory and the Software Technologies Research Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His research expertise includes: big data visualization; virtual reality; high performance networking; and, video game design. He is the primary inventor of SAGE (Scalable Adaptive Graphics Environment) and SAGE2 (Scalable Amplified Group Environment) software, and co-inventor of the CAVE2 Hybrid Reality Environment, which was licensed to Mechdyne Corporation. In 2010, he initiated a multidisciplinary area of research called Human Augmentics, which is the study of technologies that can expand the capabilities and characteristics of humans. His work has received extensive media coverage, including: AP News, New York Times, Popular Science’s Future Of, Nova ScienceNow, NSF Science Now, PBS, and Forbes.