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Research implications felt around the world

The insights and discoveries made by our faculty advance our quality of life and helps us make sense of the rapidly changing world. Here are detailed stories on a few of the research projects our faculty are currently pursuing.

The power of interdisciplinary collaboration

Alison Langmead puts her research into daily practice as director of the Visual Media Workshop, where information scientists and humanists collaborate.

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Conserving energy improves performance and helps the environment

Daniel Mosse studies how to reduce the power consumption in computing systems while still meeting performance goals.

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Leading the charge against cyberattacks

David Tipper’s research explores ways to strengthen communications networks, which are becoming more essential to our society.

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Analyzing big data to personalize education

With a joint appointment in the Learning Research and Development Center, Diane Litman uses artificial intelligence to improve the science of learning.

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Bridging the divide between supercomputers and the Cloud

Jack Lange takes the lessons learned in designing operating systems for high performance computing and applies them to data center architecture.

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Making cities more sustainable, livable, and safe with urban informatics

In his Network Data Science Lab, Konstantinos Pelechrinis leads research in location-based social networks and urban informatics.

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Analyzing how youth interact with information, data and technology

As director of the Sara Fine Institute, Leanne Bowler investigates the complexities around young peoples’ interactions with digital technologies.

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When there’s no room for error

By obtaining the exclusive license for the software he created in his Decisions Systems Laboratory, Marek Druzdzel expands the use of this decision-making tool.

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Getting serious about the Internet of Things

By researching the interaction between technology, public policy, and industry, Martin Weiss is addressing the growing demand for WiFi.

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Getting to the heart of human-robot interactions

The research by Michael Lewis focuses on human interaction with intelligent automation and has profound implications for the future.

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Saving lives by enhancing the flow of information

By bringing his technical expertise to disaster management research, Taieb Znati is part of an interdisciplinary team researching tsunami detection.

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