A rich, multi-disciplinary environment
We are interested in the real world. We tackle real-world problems that plague people everyday. Our solutions hold immediate benefits for those in need. But to address these problems in the first place, we have to go to the source. We recognize the needs of people who are outside of our discipline. We learn from First Responders, from hospitals, from big business, from not-for-profits, from individuals and from government. We seek out problems that have real implications for people, for example, finding people in the rubble of a collapsed building. We design tools that can better locate survivors in disaster zones. Through collaboration, we can develop more effective tools--tools that wouldn’t be possible if we worked solely within our own discipline. And by developing solutions in research areas such as cloud computing, augmented reality, context-aware software applications, artificial intelligence, big data analytics, and the “Internet of things”, we can truly set the stage for the biggest technological advances and breakthroughs of the 21st century.