Jason Leigh is Director of the Laboratory for Advanced Visualization & Applications (LAVA), Co-Director of the Hawaii Data Science Institute, and Professor of Information and Computer Sciences at University of Hawaii at Manoa. 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. 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.