"Leaders in business, education and government must take action to foster a new generation of talent with the technical expertise and unique ideas to make the most of this tsunami of Big Data."

-Richard Rodts, Manager of Global Academic Programs, IBM


In The News


CWRU launches Institute for Smart, Secure and Connected Systems

Case Western Reserve University has launched a new institute dedicated to advancing research on the Internet of Things. The Institute for Smart, Secure and Connected Systems (ISSACS), will lead specific initiatives in data science, cyber security, networks, embedded systems and more. This new institute will help the university leverage its strengths in sensors and electronics, networks and communications, systems and control, data science and analytics - tapping into the Internet of Things (IoT). CWRU alumnus and former Microsoft COO Bob Herbold's $2.6 million commitment to a professorship helped launch the university’s data science initiative in 2014, and his new $1.5 million pledge for graduate student scholarships is a key element within the new institute.

To find out more about this initiative and the Internet of Things, click here.


CWRU researchers to make virtual energy audits a reality

Case Western Reserve University researchers were awarded a $1.4 million U.S. DOE grant to develop software to perform virtual energy audits of light commercial buildings. In addition to audits, the software will enable building owners to assess energy efficiency and elicit the most cost-effective solutions to energy waste, with the help of big data analytics. The national goals of the project are to help ensure that the United States maintains a technological lead in developing and deploying energy efficient technologies, enhance the nation’s economic and energy security by improving the energy efficiency of buildings and reduce energy imports as well as harmful emissions. Development of the software is being lead by Alexis Abramson and Roger French, and Jiayang Sun, professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, in collaboration with Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls Inc.


Diagram showing energy audit

                              Image courtesy Prof. Abramson

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Data Science in Life Science and Engineering: Collaboration and Symposium.

The symposium brings together researchers from CWRU and Tohoku University to discuss and share ideas on data science in engineering and life science as well as imaging and structural biology.