COnvergent Media and Exploratory Technologies

COMET Lab is an applied research laboratory in the Department of Human-Centered Computing, Luddy School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI, where faculty and students work together to deliver web, mobile and interactive media solutions for a range of projects. These include projects submitted by units from the IUPUI campus, external organizations and the community at large.

Upcoming Events


Data Visualization Competition

The COMET Lab proudly announces its Data Visualization Competition, aimed at elevating the presentation quality and impact of its data science projects for the public and the Polis Center. The competition calls for each participating group to develop a GitHub visualization page for their project. With support from dedicated data analysts and web designers, this initiative not only promises to enhance the attractiveness of project outputs but also fosters collaborative… Read More »Data Visualization Competition

Featured Project

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The project involves web scraping to automate data downloads and post-processing of CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) data for Polis Center . We developed a Python script that automatically navigates through a series of various filters available on the webpage and downloads the required data. The data downloaded is utilized in the Stage of Aging in Indiana report and other polis center reports. This automation process saves a… Read More »CMS Data Download

Featured Program

Featured Training

Standardize Project Repositories and Presentation

Prepared by: Hasaranga Jayathilake, Supraja Pericherla & Prakashini Reddy Create a Repository as the template for the lab project. * If your project already has a polis-comet-lab repository, you do not need to follow this instruction part. 1. Go to 2. Click the “Use this template” green-coloured button. 3. Then select “Create a new repository” from the drop-down menu that comes from the Use this template. 4. Give the… Read More »Standardize Project Repositories and Presentation