Interactive Modeling, Visualization & Analytics
R&D Group

latin://to illustrate
to explain, to expound, to make clear or intelligible.The ability to see the unseen, communicate the intangible and bring clarity to the unclear.

Welcome to illustrares, the website of the Interactive Modeling, Visualization & Analytics research group in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Calgary. Led by Dr. Mario Costa Sousa, the illustrares group conducts fundamental and applied research on modeling, visualization & analytics, and interaction in domains of science and engineering.


Since 2009, our main focus has been on the domain of reservoir geoscience and engineering and across different stages of oil/gas exploration, development and production (E, D&P). We have support from Foundation CMG, government agencies (AITF and NSERC), the oil/gas industry, and academia.