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Perry - Informatics at NKU

  1. 1. Informaticsat Northern Kentucky University<br />Douglas Perry, Ph.D.<br />Dean<br />College of Informatics<br />
  2. 2. Northern Kentucky University<br />
  3. 3. What Is Informatics?<br />Development of theories and technologies of computation, information, and communication<br />
  4. 4. What Is Informatics?<br />Development of theories and technologies of computation, information, and communication<br />Computation:<br />Computer and software engineering<br />Data generation and acquisition<br />Artificial intelligence<br />Human-computer interaction<br />Simulation and virtualization<br />
  5. 5. What Is Informatics?<br />Development of theories and technologies of computation, information, and communication<br />Information:<br />Properties<br />Processing<br />Storage<br />Retrieval<br />Analysis<br />
  6. 6. What Is Informatics?<br />Development of theories and technologies of computation, information, and communication<br />Communication:<br />Information exchange<br />Content creation<br />Knowledge construction<br />Digital space<br />Social impact<br />
  7. 7. What Is Informatics?<br />Study of digital dystopias<br />Cybercrime<br />Information overload<br />Frustration<br />Loss of privacy<br />Isolation<br />Exclusion<br />
  8. 8. What Is Informatics?<br />Developing and deploying applications of digital technology to advance:<br />Arts<br />Sciences<br />Professions<br />Business<br />
  9. 9. Examples of Informatics<br />Health care -> health informatics<br />Filmmaking -> 3-D animation<br />Design -> virtualization<br />Performing arts -> digital inflection<br />Business -> enterprise resource planning<br />Art -> interactive media<br />Science -> bioinformatics<br />Publishing -> eBooks<br />
  10. 10. Natural Evolution of Informatics<br />Commodification<br />Information technology isbecoming off-the-shelf<br />Integration<br />Data flow<br />Data management<br />Convergence<br />Infrastructure, hardware, and software<br />Exponentially growing data and computing power<br />
  11. 11. The Informatics Space<br />PEOPLE<br />CONTENT<br />TECHNOLOGY<br />INFORMATICS<br />
  12. 12. The New Scientific Revolution<br />1985<br />2010<br />1 experiment<br />1 experiment<br />1 gene<br />10,000 genes<br />OPPORTUNITY<br />10 data points<br />10,000,000 d.p.<br />CHALLENGE<br />
  13. 13. Old Scientific Paradigm: Reductionism<br />Systems are reduced to their component elements<br />Experiments are based on preconceived theories<br />Results are predicted by a priori hypotheses<br />Conclusions are drawn by deductive logic<br />
  14. 14. New Scientific Paradigm: Structuralism<br />Elements are discovered and synthesized into relational systems<br />Data can be either experimental or empirical<br />Theories are constructed a posteriori based on results<br />Conclusions are drawn by inductive logic<br />
  15. 15. NKU College of Informatics<br />Founded in 2005<br />~1,300 students<br />~120 faculty members<br />10 majors<br />9 bachelor degrees<br />5 master’s degrees<br />200+ new graduates every year<br />
  16. 16. Origin of the College<br />College of Arts & Sciences<br />Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science<br />Computer science<br />College of Business<br />Dept. of Information Systems<br />Information systems<br />College of Professional Studies<br />Dept. of Communication<br />Speech<br />Radio/TV/Film<br />Journalism<br />Public Relations<br />
  17. 17. College Organization<br />Department of Business Informatics<br />Department of Communication<br />Department of Computer Science<br />Center for Applied Informatics<br />
  18. 18. Degrees Conferred<br />Dept. of Business Informatics<br />Business informatics, B.S. and M.S.<br />Health informatics, M.S.<br />Library informatics, B.S. (with Steely Library)<br />Dept. of Communication<br />Communication studies, B.A. and M.A.<br />Electronic media and broadcasting, B.A.<br />Journalism, B.A.<br />Media Informatics, B.A.<br />Public Relations, B.A.<br />Dept. of Computer Science<br />Computer information technology, B.S. and M.S.<br />Computer science, B.S. and M.S.<br />
  19. 19. Spectrum of Informatics at NKU<br />Core technologies<br />Computer science<br />Information technology<br />Technology and people<br />Business informatics<br />Health informatics<br />Library informatics<br />People and technology<br />Communication studies<br />Electronic media & broadcasting<br />Journalism<br />Media informatics<br />Public relations<br />
  20. 20. Center for Applied Informatics<br />Formed in 2006<br />Students employed by CAI: >150 total<br />Students impacted by CAI : >400/year<br />Professionals trained by CAI: 2500/year<br />Population impacted by CAI : 750,000<br />Organizations served: >1000 total<br />Grants received: >$3M total<br />Impact on local economy: $1.5M total<br />
  21. 21. Coming to Greater Cincinnati<br />
  22. 22. Current Site<br />
  23. 23. Transforming the Campus<br />
  24. 24. Not Just a New Building…<br />
  25. 25. …a New Destination<br />
  26. 26. Natural Attractor and Nexus<br />
  27. 27. View from Nunn Hall<br />
  28. 28. View from Founders Hall<br />
  29. 29. The DigitoriumUnique in the Region<br />
  30. 30. The CAVE<br />
  31. 31. The Future of Informatics<br />Cloud computing<br />The end of “my” computer<br />Mobile computing<br />The “Third Screen”<br />Ubiquitous computing<br />The intelligent building<br />Immersive computing<br />The ultimate virtualization<br />Collaborative computing<br />The irrelevance of place<br />

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