The Visual Informatics and Data Analytics [VIDA] Group at DePaul

The Visual Informatics and Data Analytics [VIDA] Group at DePaul University focuses on designing, developing, and implementing artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, and computer vision algorithms for big data analytics, visualization, and human-computer scientific interactions.

Two laboratories, the Medical Informatics (MedIX) lab and the Intelligent Multimedia Processing (IMP) lab, house state-of-the-art research that combines theory and experimental methodologies to provide novel solutions to challenging real-world problems. The research conducted in the labs is applied to various domains including biomedical and healthcare informatics, neuroscience, psychology, materials science, security, and urban studies.


  • Oct. 1, 2021 NSF REU 2021 Fall Reunion (more details to be announced)

  • Jul. 27, 2021 Congratulations to Priya Deshpande, PhD candidate, who defended her PhD dissertation titled “Domain-driven Heterogeneous Biomedical Data Categorization and Integration”

  • Jul. 8, 2021 VIDA group’s COVID-19 research is featured in the DePaul Magazine

  • Apr. 5, 2021 Congratulations to undergraduate student Ally Theodorescu for her paper acceptance and presentation at NCUR 2021

  • Oct. 29 2020 Congratulations to PhD. student Mirtha Lucas for receiving the best paper award at 2020 IEEE BIBE