The CANIS Lab is Dr. Vigil-Hayes' research lab in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems at Northern Arizona University. The CANIS Lab focuses on two areas of research: network analysis & characterization and community-centered design of information systems. Typical methodologies used in the lab include the collection of network traces, descriptive statistical analysis, network scientific analysis, wireless network design and development, software development, and usability testing. The CANIS lab partners with researchers from other disciplines to develop an innovative mixed-methods approach to data analysis and system design that includes community-based participatory research, grounded theory, and participatory action research.


Dr. Vigil-Hayes is currently looking for excellent students to join her research team. If you are interested in interdisciplinary research that combines methodologies from mobile and wireless computer networks, network analysis, and computational social science, please reach out to her at morgan [dot] vigil-hayes [at] nau [dot] edu.