Our Toolbox

Acquire

CHEI’s diagnostic imaging and analytical diagnostics techniques seek to capture artifact geometry and material composition, important elements for the creation of its digital surrogate that subsequently may be used to further study the artifact and its lifecycle. Our toolbox includes a broad range of imaging techniques, algorithms, tools and in-house developed instruments, enabling data acquisition from the micro to macro scale.

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Process

CHEI’s research in the area of data processing, storage and access, is pursuing the creation of comprehensive, documented, annotated and most of all trusted data assets that are a critical enabler for data-driven science and engineering. Our team is developing strategies and instruments, including databases and network attached storage appliances for the creation of layered data scaffolds, suitable for real-time, remote analysis and visualization.

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Analyze

CHEI is pursuing an integrative approach for big-data analytics, creating new algorithms, techniques, and tools for visual computing and visual analytics, where analytical reasoning is enabled through interactive and collaborative data exploration, facilitated by the cyber-infrastructure that our team invents for it. Many of our visualization environments literally allow the user to walk into the arena of scientific discovery.

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Disseminate

CHEI believes that the dissemination of research findings, techniques, tools and most of all data, are vital components of its cultural heritage engineering methodology. We are using an integrative paradigm, combining reseach, development, education and training to create advanced cyber-physical systems suitable for field deployment and use as community tools, while grooming tomorrow’s stewards of world cultural heritage,

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CHEI’s Cultural Heritage Engineering Methodology