Research Initiatives

Cross-Campus Collaborations

Mizzou Engineering is partnering with other campus and professional entities in the pursuit of new spaces to enhance our collaborative research and experiential learning capabilities. The two key facilities for the College are the Translational Precision Medicine Complex — which is currently the UM System’s top infrastructure priority — and the MU Institute for Experiential Education, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Cyber Education and Research Initiative

The “Cyber Research and Education Initiative” (CERI) at MU aims to foster cyberinfrastructure innovations that benefit our society. The initiative supports MU’s multi-disciplinary collaborations in Big Data Analytics, Smart Cities, Cybersecurity, and Smart Materials. The scope of activities of CERI are:
  • Managing the research computing program by focusing on developing applications necessary to perform cutting-edge research and innovations that will span multiple disciplines
  • Lead initiatives to pursue major funding related to research computing
  • Work with campus and system to build cutting-edge cyberinfrastructure and help coordinate submission of large research proposals to acquire such infrastructure
  • Promote curriculum development and workshops for broader understanding and usage of cyberinfrastructure within the college and across campus
Inquiries relating to CERI can be directed to Prof. Prasad Calyam.

Cognitive Internet of Things (CIoT) for Intelligent Communities – Industry Supported Consortium (ISC)

The goal of this Cognitive Internet of Things (CIoT) consortium is to work with industries of both IoT hardware and software solution providers and users to explore recent advances and disseminate state-of-the-art research conducted in MU. CIoT focus will include designing, building, and securing novel cognitive computing, services and technologies, to enable smart IoT applications related to: smart healthcare, manufacturing, transportation, and smart buildings.
Inquiries relating to CIoT-ISC can be directed to Prof. Ye Duan, Director and Prof. Prasad Calyam, Co-Director.

The Hacking COVID-19 Task Force

Our task force brings together talent and resources from Mizzou Engineering, MU Health Care, the MU campus and across the UM System to fight the COVID-19 pandemic by hacking it: improvising technological solutions that can be delivered and implemented quickly.

Translational medicine brings researchers and clinicians together in a multi-disciplinary, collaborative setting supported by advanced technology and data analysis tools. This “bench-to-bedside” paradigm is accelerating the development of novel diagnostic tools and treatments, and fast tracking the application of proven medical strategies to clinical settings. The National Institutes of Health has identified translational medicine research as a major focus for grant funding.

Translational Precision Medicine Complex (TPMC)

Precision medicine, an emerging approach to disease treatment and prevention that accounts for individual variability in genes, environment and lifestyle, promises medical outcomes barely imaginable today. This “customized” care delivery approach to the individual patient is not currently in use for most diseases, but will revolutionize medical treatment in our lifetime. A unique collaborative atmosphere puts Mizzou in position to be at the forefront of this burgeoning industry.

MU’s success in this realm would place the State of Missouri on the cutting edge of precision medicine thanks to the bevy of Mizzou Made engineers and clinicians uniquely equipped with skills to succeed in this new frontier of health care. Research discoveries would have the potential to lead to new companies and eventual high-paying job creation for the state. And Missouri residents would stand to reap the advanced health care benefits by having access to highly-trained professionals in the field.

MU Institute for Experiential Education, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

To succeed in a complex world, even the best solutions benefit from an expanded field of vision. Such initiatives – and students and faculty behind them — will be challenged, tested and strengthened in yet another collaborative space: the MU Institute for Experiential Education, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Here, teams will pursue a new generation of solutions to real-world problems. Engineering students and faculty will collaborate with others from law, education, business and the arts to focus on the future: creating cutting-edge products, methods, approaches and instruction, all with a healthy dose of entrepreneurial energy.

The MU Institute for Experiential Education, Innovation and Entrepreneurship seeks to create an ecosystem of education that embodies innovation and entrepreneurship. By bringing together engineering, business, design arts, law and STEM education, MU proposes to establish a hub for interdisciplinary collaboration, experiential education and entrepreneurship that will provide economic and social benefits for generations to come.

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