This initiative includes computational research from quantum scale to commercial manufacturing scale, and permeates all disciplines. The power of high-performance computing combined with the enormous value of available data provides both an opportunity and challenge to produce new and trustworthy insight. Multiple disciplines must come together to assure that both questions and answers are correct.
Computation and Data
The computer networking architectures that form the basis for today’s internet were developed from the 1960s through the 1980s, and haven’t changed much since. FABRIC will test new network designs that could overcome current internet traffic bottlenecks and extend the internet’s broad benefits for science and society.
A research team headed by Distinguished Professor of Computer Science Xian-He Sun has developed an innovative high-performance software system to better manage big data.
“If we have a better understanding of what makes [pathogens] dangerous, we can start devising strategies to fight back or, even better, try to start developing prophylactic techniques to prevent diseases from occurring in the first place.”
Stuart School of Business Associate Professor Sang Baum Kang and collaborators have created a framework that enables energy sector risk managers to more comprehensively determine consumer electricity pricing.
“We envision the ACT Center as a new kind of intellectual accelerator here at Illinois Tech. The center’s mission is to stimulate and support faculty to develop a wide variety of creative interdisciplinary initiatives and bring computational thinking to the fore in all disciplines.”