Coordinate: AR Location-based Data Visualization App
Spreadsheet-programmable map visualization for embodied exploration of geographic data
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Directed by Dr. Robert LiKamWa (Curriculum Vitae), Meteor Studio is a engineering research laboratory that focuses on mobile software and hardware systems for sensing and actuation for computer vision, augmented reality, and other modern and future use cases. Although mobile devices already incorporate diverse sensors, we face research challenges in efficiently sensing, processing, and acting on data on mobile comptuer systems.

Meteor Studio sits across the School of Arts, Media & Engineering and the School of Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering at Arizona State University. Our lab is in the Stauffer building on ASU's Tempe campus. As such, our research is built on Operating Systems, Computer Architecture, Software Engineering, and Machine Learning.

We're always recruiting talented undergraduate and graduate students in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Media, Arts, and Sciences. Send an email to with your CV/resume if you're interested in joining the lab!


  • 2019-11: ASU/Mayo Seed Grant Program awards funding to "VR SCENT: VR Smell Composition Engine to assess Neurological Trauma", collaborative project with Meteor Studio and Dr. Christy Spackman, Dr. Brian Smith, and Dr. Rick Gerkin.
  • 2019-10: Ph.D. students Venkatesh Kodukula and Frank Liu awarded with 2019-2020 Herbold ASU Engineering Scholarships
  • 2019-09: NSF Cyber-Physical Systems grant awarded for "Real-time Spatial Audio from the Internet of Things" ($500K).
  • 2019-07: NSF Cyberlearning grant awarded for "Augmented Fluidity: Haptic vessels for online education of chemistry and fluid concepts in VR and augmented reality" ($750K).
  • 2019-07: NSF SHF Small grant awarded for "Software-Defined Imaging for Energy-Efficient Visual Computing" ($500K).
  • 2019-06: SWISH accepted to ACM UIST '19 [Acceptance Rate: 24%].
  • 2019-04: Prof. LiKamWa awarded Top 5% Teaching Award in Fulton Schools of Engineering.
  • 2019-03: "Banner: An Image Sensor Reconfiguration Framework for Seamless Resolution-based Tradeoffs" accepted to ACM MobiSys '19 [Acceptance Rate: 22%].
  • 2019-03: "GLEAM: An illumination estimation framework for real-time photorealistic augmented reality on mobile devices" accepted to ACM MobiSys '19 [Acceptance Rate: 22%].
  • 2019-03: "An Integrated Environment for Visualizing In-Situ and Orbital Planetary Data" presented/demoed with VR at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference '19 in Houston, TX.
  • 2019-03: "SWISH Augmented Fluid bucket" demoed at TEI '19 as a Work-In-Progress.
  • 2019-02: Meteor-sponsored Hamilton High School student Alec Gonzalez wins regional science fair on VR Mars Orbital Data project.
  • 2018-05: ASURE Innovation Award to Meteor-sponsored "Team ASU First Person Viewer" for placing first in a year-long drone-based search and rescue challenge.
  • 2018-02: Best Poster Award at HotMobile '18 for early work on Mobile Augmented Reality Illumination Estimation, presented by Siddhant Prakash
  • 2018-02: Two papers presented/published at ACM HotMobile '18, led by students Jinhan Hu and Venkatesh Kodukula.
  • 2017-10: Samsung Mobile Processor Innovation Laboratory gift awarded.
  • 2017-08: HoloLens + Android + Max/MSP multi-platform data visualization framework, led by undergrad Alexander Shearer, accepted to Immersive Analytics @ IEEE VIS '17.
  • 2017-02: Best Poster Award at HotMobile '17 for early work on temperature-driven task migration to balance energy efficiency and thermal noise of sensor processing workloads, presented by Venkatesh Kodukula.
  • 2017-02: NSF CISE: CRII: CSR grant awarded.


Meteor Studio is grateful for support from the National Science Foundation and Samsung Mobile Processor Innovation Lab. We also thank Microsemi, NVIDIA, and Xilinx for their graciously donated devices and software licenses.