CSE Research Initiatives

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Initiative for Data Engineering and Science (IDEAS)

Professors Srinivas Aluru and Dana Randall are co-directors of the strategic initiative to leverage Georgia Tech’s research expertise, resources, and partnerships to develop new methods that transform data into value by analyzing large and complex data sets. Applying data analytics to social networks may help industries understand trends in consumer behaviors. Similar computational capabilities may also provide insight on tackling some of the most critical issues facing society today, including programs to detect vulnerabilities in power grids or technologies to monitor protein interactions in cancer research. 

Strategic research is at the heart of Big Data endeavors at Georgia Tech. Emphasizing personal and global applications, as well as core industry solutions, our researchers define the future role of data science technologies in society. The study of basic scientific and engineering problems is central to our work, but equally important is the integration of innovation and discoveries into real-world systems and applications. The exceptionally high quality of our programs, faculty, and laboratories positions Georgia Tech as a global leader in data science.

Georgia Tech is poised to lead Big Data research and economic development with the construction of a state of the art high-rise facility in Tech Square. The new building, scheduled to open in early 2018, will feature over 750,000 square feet of office and laboratory space, and an 80,000-square-foot data center for advanced cyber infrastructure and national data repositories. Occupied jointly by Georgia Tech researchers and private industry, the building will be equipped to move massive data sets via the National LambdaRail network.

Tech Square boasts more than 100 startups and established companies drawn to the area for its proximity to Georgia Tech research expertise and student talent. Fortune 500 and major multinational companies that have established a presence in Tech Square include AT&T Mobility, General Motors, Penguin Computing, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Kimberly-Clark, Ernst & Young, ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas, Panasonic Automotive Systems, and Home Depot.