CHEI is pursuing an integrative approach for big-data analytics, creating new techniques for visual computing and visual analytics, where analyical reasoning is enabled through interactive and collaborative data exploration, facilitated by the cyber-infrastructure that our team invents for it. Among the visualization and virtual reality environments that our team has developed are HIPerWall, HIPerSpace, Vroom, StarCAVE, NexCAVE, TourCAVE, WAVE, WAVElet, 4KAVE, to name a few. These environments, the associated middleware, algorithms and techniques driving them, often become shared-use resources that are also empowering others. Many of these spaces literally allow the user to walk into the arena of scientific discovery. Our research in this area is adopted widely by the scientific community, often copied and made available to universities, government agencies and industry.