Centers & Institutes
Cybersecurity has become an interdisciplinary area of research for solving the challenges in defending against the increasing number of sophisticated cyber attacks. Cyber attacks everyday disrupt applications with very large user bases in media, manufacturing, healthcare and energy. MU College of Engineering researchers are at the forefront of Cybersecurity related research and education, using novel cloud-based architecture and high assurance principles, tools and techniques.
The Center for Geospatial Intelligence is led by Curt Davis, Naka Endowed Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Since it’s inception in 2007, Davis and a large and diverse group of faculty and other researchers have conducted R&D for defense and intelligence agencies and related industries.
The Center for Eldercare and Rehabilitation Technology (CERT) is led by Marjorie Skubic, professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
The Center for Nano/Micro Systems (CNMS) is led by Shubhra Gangopadhyay, professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
The Center forPhysical Electronics and Power Electronics is led by a Logan Distinguished Associate Professor, Dr. Randy D. Curry, in Electrical and Computer Engineering. The Center focuses on high-power electronic devices for defense, life sciences, environmental applications and alternative energy sources and storage.
For 40 years, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Industrial Assessment Centers program has partnered with various higher education institutions to provide small- and medium-sized manufacturers with assessments on how to improve productivity and energy efficiency, and students have benefitted from the ability to learn how to complete such assessments through hands-on learning techniques. The University of Missouri College of Engineering has been a partner for the last 10 years and recently received word that its partnership was accepted for another five-year term.
The University of Missouri Industrial Assessment Center (MZ-IAC) provides free energy, productivity, and waste assessments to small and medium sized industrial facilities through funding provided by the US Department of Energy and is one of 28 such centers located on college campuses nationwide. The DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy allotted $35 million in funding to the centers, with MU earning a nearly $1.5 million share.
IUCRC enables industrially-relevant, pre-competitive research via multi-member, sustained partnerships among industry, academe and government. National Science Foundation (NSF) supports the development and evolution of IUCRCs, providing a financial and procedural framework for membership and operations in addition to best practices learned over decades of fostering public/private partnerships that provide significant value to the nation, industry and university faculty and students.