The newly funded program will leverage Virginia Tech's Data Analytics Center and the Biocomplexity Institute to bring together computer scientists, engineers, and statisticians to meet the research and talent needs of a data-intensive world. As the lead organization of this initiative, Virginia Tech will issue a report to the General Assembly by December 1 to outline next steps for the program.
On May 6, 2018, the Virginia Tech community suffered a great loss with the passing of President Emeritus Charles Steger. His vision, however, lives on: to establish our university as a global leader in cross-cutting research inititives. Few places on campus bear this legacy more directly, or more proudly, than the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech. This story from 2016 sums up why our home is now known as Steger Hall.
Fueled by over 2 megawatts of power and cutting-edge equipment from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, the Biocomplexity Institute's new data center is ready to help our collaborators address issues ranging from disasters to disease outbreaks.
Experts at the Next Century Corporation will lead a joint research effort between the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech, the Hume Center for National Security and Technology, and Draper Labs to create a system that can flag potential terrorist activities as quickly as a credit card company alerting consumers to suspicious spending behavior on their accounts.
Simulations of artificial societies can help government planners be better prepared for their unthinkable, worst-case scenarios. The Biocomplexity Institute's latest advances in disaster simulation are being featured in Science Magazine.