Researchers with the Center for the Science of Information actively collaborate with various partners to undertake industry-sponsored proprietary and nonproprietary projects. Current industry partners include: Google, Technicolor, Trellisware Technologies, InterDigital, Cohere Technologies, Sequans Communications, Accenture, Huawei, National Instruments, Intel, the Center for Computational Life Sciences (NSF Center sponsored by Intel, IBM, Monsanto and others), SanDisk, Microsoft, Abbott Laboratories, Pfizer Corporation, Pacific Biosciences, Bell Labs, and Samsung.
The Center for Science of Information focuses on the following core technical problems, all of which find relevance in industrial partnerships:
- Next Generation of Information Science: Center researchers develop formal models, methods, abstractions and analyses that work together to integrate aspects of space, time, structure, context, semantics, and resources.
- Retrieving Usable Information and Knowledge from Big Data: Center researchers extract information from and about large data sets, focusing on how such data sets are represented, manipulated, obfuscated, and translated. Doing this makes the data usable for industry decisions and actions.
- Architecting Future-Generation Communication Systems: Center researchers have developed methods for taking diverse communicating entities (from nanoscale sensors to large servers) and making it possible for them interact with one another, thus creating large-scale networked environments of many types and varieties.
- Applications of Science of Information: Center researchers have taken ideas central to the science of information and applied them to data sets from many diverse areas of research in order to develop and improve models and methods that more effectively and efficiently analyze these data sets.
- Future Generation Information Processing Systems: Center researchers engage in work centered on emerging topics in quantum information theory, quantum error correction and fault tolerance, and the realization of quantum information theory.
The Center welcomes new opportunities to work with industrial partners. These partnerships accelerate the implementation of discoveries and innovations into the marketplace by combining the private resource and market guidance of industry experts with the research and development acumen of scientists and researchers. Corporate partners are thus able to take advantage of timely and commercially relevant technologies. Specifically, the Center is open to collaborations in which the Center can provide:
- Opportunities to Shape the Center’s Research Agenda
- Considerable Intellectual Resources
- Well-qualified Students and Researchers
- A Diverse and Capable Research Pool
For more information about Center faculty researchers and their research areas, please visit the faculty bios.
If you are interested in working with Center researchers, please contact:
Bob Brown, Managing Director