Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 3:00pm
iCeNSA is an interdisciplinary university research institute organized around network and science problems in social, biological, physical, environmental, financial, organizational, technical and defense systems. iCeNSA is driven by the theme of "Big Data for the Common Good". As a research center, iCeNSA: Develops a systems-level understanding of the fundamental processes and mechanisms that underly the structural, dynamical and functional properties of complex networks. Develops and integrates novel mathematical and computational tools for network and science. Originates from both pure academic concerns (fundamental component) and the needs of sponsoring agencies and industrial clients (applied component). Provides hands-on training environment in network and science for undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral associates. Given the complexities of real-world systems we anticipate a growing need in academia, industry and government for personnel who have a problem solving mentality, an interdisciplinary and global understanding of data-driven systems and the ability to design practical and sound solutions using rigorous mathematical and computational tools, a need that iCeNSA strives to meet through its educational programs. Tackles the last mile challenge in taking the scientific and technological innovations to solve society's grand challenges, such as healthcare, climate change adaptation, education, and national security.