Douglas Perry, Ph.D.
Dean
College of Informatics
Development of theories and technologies
of computation, information, and
communication
Development of theories and technologies
of computation, information, and
communication
Computation:
• Computer and soft...
Development of theories and technologies
of computation, information, and
communication
Information:
• Properties
• Proc...
Development of theories and technologies
of computation, information, and
communication
Communication:
• Information exc...
Study of digital dystopias
• Cybercrime
• Information overload
• Frustration
• Loss of privacy
• Isolation
• Exclusion
Developing and deploying applications of
digital technology to advance:
• Arts
• Sciences
• Professions
• Business
Health care → health informatics
Filmmaking → 3-D animation
Design → virtualization
Performing arts → digital inflecti...
 Commodification
• Information technology is
becoming off-the-shelf
 Integration
• Data flow
• Data management
 Converg...
PEOPLE
TECHNOLOGY
CONTENT
INFORMATICS
1985 2010
1 experiment
1 gene
10 data points
1 experiment
10,000 genes
10,000,000 d.p.
Systems are reduced to their component
elements
Experiments are based on preconceived
theories
Results are predicted by...
Elements are discovered and synthesized
into relational systems
Data can be either experimental or
empirical
Theories a...
Founded in 2005
~1,300 students
~120 faculty members
10 majors
9 bachelor degrees
5 master’s degrees
200+ new gradu...
 College of Arts & Sciences
• Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science
 Computer science
 College of Business
• Dept. ...
Department of Business Informatics
Department of Communication
Department of Computer Science
Center for Applied Infor...
 Dept. of Business Informatics
• Business informatics, B.S. and M.S.
• Health informatics, M.S.
• Library informatics, B....
 Core technologies
• Computer science
• Information technology
 Technology and people
• Business informatics
• Health in...
Formed in 2006
Students employed by CAI: >150 total
Students impacted by CAI : >400/year
Professionals trained by CAI:...
Cloud computing
• The end of “my” computer
Mobile computing
• The “Third Screen”
Ubiquitous computing
• The intelligent...
Perry: Informatics at Northern Kentucky University
Perry: Informatics at Northern Kentucky University
Perry: Informatics at Northern Kentucky University
Perry: Informatics at Northern Kentucky University
Perry: Informatics at Northern Kentucky University
Perry: Informatics at Northern Kentucky University
Perry: Informatics at Northern Kentucky University
Perry: Informatics at Northern Kentucky University
Perry: Informatics at Northern Kentucky University
Perry: Informatics at Northern Kentucky University
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Slightly revised version of a presentation I gave at a regional meeting of the International Association of Business Communicators, on October 19, 2010 in Cincinnati, OH.

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Perry: Informatics at Northern Kentucky University

  1. 1. Douglas Perry, Ph.D. Dean College of Informatics
  2. 2. Development of theories and technologies of computation, information, and communication
  3. 3. Development of theories and technologies of computation, information, and communication Computation: • Computer and software engineering • Data generation and acquisition • Artificial intelligence • Human-computer interaction • Simulation and virtualization
  4. 4. Development of theories and technologies of computation, information, and communication Information: • Properties • Processing • Storage • Retrieval • Analysis
  5. 5. Development of theories and technologies of computation, information, and communication Communication: • Information exchange • Content creation • Knowledge construction • Digital space • Social impact
  6. 6. Study of digital dystopias • Cybercrime • Information overload • Frustration • Loss of privacy • Isolation • Exclusion
  7. 7. Developing and deploying applications of digital technology to advance: • Arts • Sciences • Professions • Business
  8. 8. Health care → health informatics Filmmaking → 3-D animation Design → virtualization Performing arts → digital inflection Business → enterprise resource planning Art → interactive media Science → bioinformatics Publishing → eBooks
  9. 9.  Commodification • Information technology is becoming off-the-shelf  Integration • Data flow • Data management  Convergence • Infrastructure, hardware, and software • Exponentially growing data and computing power
  10. 10. PEOPLE TECHNOLOGY CONTENT INFORMATICS
  11. 11. 1985 2010 1 experiment 1 gene 10 data points 1 experiment 10,000 genes 10,000,000 d.p.
  12. 12. Systems are reduced to their component elements Experiments are based on preconceived theories Results are predicted by a priori hypotheses Conclusions are drawn by deductive logic
  13. 13. Elements are discovered and synthesized into relational systems Data can be either experimental or empirical Theories are constructed a posteriori based on results Conclusions are drawn by inductive logic
  14. 14. Founded in 2005 ~1,300 students ~120 faculty members 10 majors 9 bachelor degrees 5 master’s degrees 200+ new graduates every year
  15. 15.  College of Arts & Sciences • Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science  Computer science  College of Business • Dept. of Information Systems  Information systems  College of Professional Studies • Dept. of Communication  Speech  Radio/TV/Film  Journalism  Public Relations
  16. 16. Department of Business Informatics Department of Communication Department of Computer Science Center for Applied Informatics
  17. 17.  Dept. of Business Informatics • Business informatics, B.S. and M.S. • Health informatics, M.S. • Library informatics, B.S. (with Steely Library)  Dept. of Communication • Communication studies, B.A. and M.A. • Electronic media and broadcasting, B.A. • Journalism, B.A. • Media Informatics, B.A. • Public Relations, B.A.  Dept. of Computer Science • Computer information technology, B.S. and M.S. • Computer science, B.S. and M.S.
  18. 18.  Core technologies • Computer science • Information technology  Technology and people • Business informatics • Health informatics • Library informatics  People and technology • Communication studies • Electronic media & broadcasting • Journalism • Media informatics • Public relations
  19. 19. Formed in 2006 Students employed by CAI: >150 total Students impacted by CAI : >400/year Professionals trained by CAI: 2500/year Population impacted by CAI : 750,000 Organizations served: >1000 total Grants received: >$3M total Impact on local economy: $1.5M total
  20. 20. Cloud computing • The end of “my” computer Mobile computing • The “Third Screen” Ubiquitous computing • The intelligent building Immersive computing • The ultimate virtualization Collaborative computing • The irrelevance of place

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