Research Showcase Focuses on Data Analytics, Cybersecurity, Virtual Reality
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Data analytics and data science are an important part of the research mix at the University of Arkansas. Topics such as cybersecurity, bio-informatics, visual analytics, and virtual and augmented reality are in the news almost daily, and in the U of A’s research labs as well.
The annual Research Showcase, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 10 at the Arkansas Union, will feature poster presentations by faculty and graduate students from the University of Arkansas’ eight existing centers that specialize in data analytics and data science.
The centers are the:
Arkansas Security Research and Education Institute
Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies
Center for Information Security and Reliability
Cybersecurity Center for Secure, Evolvable Energy Delivery Systems
Information Technology Research Institute
Institute for Advanced Data Analytics
Center for Innovation in Healthcare Logistics
Tesseract Center for Immersive Technology.
Examples of the ways this type of research is used include a 3-D virtual recreation of the World War II Japanese-American internment camp in Rohwer, Arkansas, hardening the nation’s energy grid against cyberattacks, applying advanced supply-chain logistics to reduce health care costs, and using immersive video gaming technology to teach history, art and literature.
The goal of the showcase is to encourage discussion and collaboration among researchers, and get the word out about the discoveries and technologies coming from the University of Arkansas.
About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among only 2 percent of universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.
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University of Arkansas Greek Life will offer a variety of programs and activities to inform the Greek community on the dangers of hazing.