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Virginia Tech manages a research portfolio of $513 million.
Targeted areas of research that have been transformed into formal research entities and receive support from ICTAS.
Expenditures, supported faculty and students, and investments.
Cognition and Communication
Research in the Center for Human-Computer Interaction
Thrust Leader: Jeff Reed
Program Manager: Chris Tysor
ICTAS research in cognition and communication explores communication technology and computing systemsinspired by learning and cognition of the radio environment. This emerging and exciting field promises to transform the wireless communications industry within the next decade. For example, the Cognitive Radio Networks Team develops techniques for more efficient use of spectrum for the purpose of enabling higher data rates and more wireless devices and developing automated ways for deploying and maintaining wireless infrastructure with minimal human interaction. The Autonomous Secure Communications Team focuses on building an autonomous and secure communication system that dynamically evolves the architecture design of a network according to its environment so that the survivability, availability, manageability, capacity, integrity, and confidentiality of the communication system can stay at its optimal level. Efforts in this ICTAS thrust area are focused also on cognitive science directed at providing insights into ways to present ever-expanding information to human beings, thereby enabling the most effective use of our technological advancements.
Center for Human-Computer Interaction (CHCI)
Cross-disciplinary research on interactive computing that extends into the everyday life of individuals, groups, and societies.
PI: Naren Ramakrishnan
Discovery Analytics falls within the auspices of the ICTAS Discovery Analytics Center (IDAC) which integrates multiple areas of expertise across campus encompassing discrete algorithms, numerical computations, Bayesian statistics, optimization, probabilistic modeling, and information retrieval, to attack large-scope problems in data analytics. Current DA projects in the center span the domains of intelligence analysis, sustainability, visual analytics, and portfolio mining.
Development of new and more efficient designs for antennas in wireless applications.
Wireless@VT: Autonomous Secure Communication
Building an autonomous and secure communication system that dynamically evolves the architecture design of a network according to its environment so that the survivability, availability, manageability, capacity, integrity, and confidentiality of the communicationsystem can stay at its optimal level.
Wireless@VT: Cognitive Radio Networks
Development of techniques for more efficiently use of spectrum for the purpose of enabling higher data rates and more wireless devices and developing automated ways for deploying and maintaining wireless infrastructure with minimal human interaction.
Wireless@VT: Digital Signal Processing
Developing state-of-the-art digital signal processing techniques that push the boundaries of the field while providing a challenging and stimulating environment for educating students.
Wireless@VT: Social Networks
Merging of hardware and software to create better environments for interpersonal connection.
Wireless@VT: Very Large Scale Integration
Developing innovative low-power VLSI designs for industry and academia.
Human Behavior Analysis: encompassing a broad range of scientific endeavor from human sciences, medical sciences, physical sciences, and engineering in support of healthy aging and interactive learning.