The DataMaze Lab is a research group at the University of Michigan. The "MAZE" part, in theory stands for: Mining, Analysis, VisualiZation, and Exploration
The group has two major pieces:
- large (Web scale) research on the way people use the Internet (surf, search, produce and consume content, the networks they form, etc.)
- Systems to support and leverage this research. Everything from building visualization tools and data mining software to automatic translation software (use Wikipedia editing to automatically translate) and tutorials (converting "found" tutorials into automated photoshop programs).
Themes that appear through much of our work: Temporal stuff is big, social (and other) networks also feature prominently, and Web-scale data (behavior and text)
You can see some of the papers from the group here:
There are demos, graphs, etc. that might inspire you.
We're not dead set on the form of "DataMaze Lab," we'd consider:
Note that Maze is also a play on Maize, one of the Michigan colors (see: http://www.umd.umich.edu/694027/)
You should _not_ integrate the Michigan block M into the design. There are strict rules about that, so we'd prefer not to do it.
Looking forward to what you come up with and I'm happy to provide feedback and answer questions.