TWeD Talk: The Rensselaer IDEA: A hub for data-intensive scientific discovery and innovation at RPI


TWeD Talk: The Rensselaer IDEA: A hub for data-intensive scientific discovery and innovation at RPIOctober 29, 2013
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TWeD Talk, Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 7pm ET, Winslow Building on the RPI Campus

Please join us for a very special TWeD as RPI IDEA Director and Constellation Prof. Jim Hendler leads us in a discussion of RPI IDEA!

The Rensselaer Institute for Data Exploration and Applications (IDEA) is responsible for leveraging the wealth of data science, high performance computing, predictive analytics, data visualization, and cognitive computing research being done at Rensselaer. The Rensselaer IDEA will be the hub for these and other multidisciplinary data-related programs and projects on campus, which range from health care, to business analytics, to smart buildings, to cybersecurity. The Rensselaer IDEA draws upon the power of four unique platforms: the CCNI supercomputing center; the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center; the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies; and the IBM Watson cognitive computing system. According to RPI President Shirley Ann Jackson, “The Rensselaer IDEA is our university-wide effort to maximize the capabilities of these tools and technologies for the purpose of expediting scientific discovery and innovation, developing the next generation of these digital enablers, and preparing our students to succeed and lead in this new data-driven world.”

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