The Center for Education Innovation (CEI) in the College of Computing and Informatics at UNC Charlotte was established in 2013 to coordinate the development and study of innovations in pedagogy and technology in CS education. CEI establishes an active community of practice that fosters education innovation. 

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Computational intelligence to predict health and environmental risks (CIPHER) 

In our work at the center, Computational Intelligence to Predict Health and Environmental Risks (CIPHER), we focus on genomics and computing technologies as applied to microbiology, biological and human diversity, and health. We have domestic and international partners for joint research and training in academia, medicine, industry, and government.  Our projects focus on infectious diseases including emergent viruses and durable problems such as: malaria, the global spread of antibiotic resistance, food safety, and failing ecosystem health.

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cyberdna RESEARCH Center 

The vision of CyberDNA is to conduct cutting edge research leading to building blocks and design principles for safe Internet based applications and communities. The CyberDNA Center includes strong multidisciplinary expertise from across UNC Charlotte campus to address cybersecurity and privacy research and education challenges of high societal-impact. It offers unique opportunities for collaborative R&D programs, academic degrees and concentrations,  consortium, seminars, workshops, and telnet pipeline for industry, and government agencies. 

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The Cyber Resiliency, Security, and Trust Lab (CReST) focuses broadly on the area of resilience of both systems and networks, including foundational aspects of security and trust for these systems. Resilience is the ability for a system to "fight through" an attack and restore critical functionality in an automated manner. The goal of our research is to build systems and networks that users can rely on, even in the face of advanced adversaries.

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Distributed Artificial Intelligence Research Laboratory

The Distributed Artificial Intelligence Research Laboratory is concerned with the design and development of reasoning techniques for resource-bounded single and multi-agent systems. Lab members conduct research in meta-cognition, monitoring and control of computation, safety in multi-agent systems, reinforcement learning, resource-bounded reasoning, and reasoning under uncertainty.

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Health Informatics Lab

Health Informatics, also known as medical informatics, is the interdisciplinary, scientific field that studies and pursues the effective uses of biomedical data, information, and knowledge for scientific inquiry, problem solving and decision making, with the goal of improving healthcare systems and human health. The data and topics that researchers in health informatics deal with are more clinical and public health driven, whereas in bioinformatics, scientists focus on data at molecular and cellular levels. The health informatics PSM program at UNCC is a joint effort between the College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) and  College of Health and Human Services (CHHS). Besides the educational program, three of our core faculty in CCI, Dr. Mirsad Hadzikadic, Dr. Yaorong Ge and Dr. Lixia Yao also set up  the Health Informatics Lab to actively research on projects including mining social data for drug repurposing, assessing unmet medical needs in the US, radiation therapy decision support, clinical data integration and data warehousing, cardiovascular imaging ontology and informatics platform development, and neural and behavioral modeling.

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Human Computer Interaction Lab

The Human Computer Interaction Lab investigates novel ways for people to interact with computers, and through computers with their environments. Our research covers a broad range of areas related to Human Computer Interaction, such as Novel Interaction and Multimedia, Computer Supported Cooperative Work, and Privacy. We collaborate with researchers in a number of areas related to HCI, such as visualization, virtual reality, gaming, and technical communications.

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Intelligent, Multimedia, and Interactive Systems (IMI) Lab

The Intelligent, Multimedia, and Interactive Systems (IMI) Lab focuses on investigating novel technologies and methodologies to enable and support intelligent interactions for effective use of information of various forms and for optimal performance of tasks involved. This can include computers, robots, and other machines that interact intelligently with humans, the physical world, and with each other.

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Interaction Design (InDe) Lab

The InDe Lab investigates how novel interface technologies can be applied to change the way we think, work and behave. We combine methodologies from interaction design, human-centred computing and design cognition to explore new approaches to learning, participating and creating. Our current research focuses include tangible and gestural interaction, crowdsourcing, citizen science, and computational and cognitive studies of creativity.

Knowledge Discovery in Databases (KDD) Lab

The Knowledge Discovery in Databases (KDD) Lab conducts research related to the design, analysis and implementation of data mining theory, systems and applications including: Actionable Knowledge Mining, Business Analytics, Decision Support Systems for Fine Art, Flexible Query Answering, Health Informatics, Multimedia Databases, Music Information Retrieval, Recommender Systems, Sentiment Analysis, Social Good, Text Mining.

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Laboratory of Information Integration, Security, and Privacy (LIISP)

The mission of the Laboratory of Information Integration, Security, and Privacy (LIISP) is to add value to the university, community, and society through innovative educational programs, research and development in the areas of information integration, security, and privacy. We aim to be one of the leading academic institution for research in information integration, security, and privacy and provide innovative education and training programs in information integration, security, and privacy.

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CCI Makerspace is an open-ended space for UNCC students, faculty, and staff of all disciplines. We provide training on the machines, run workshops to introduce technologies and spark ideas, and host open hours during which people can do essentially whatever they would like. We encourage collaboration, tinkering, and exploration.

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Networking Research Lab

The Networking Research Lab conducts research in the areas of Mobile Network Architectures and Protocols; ?Mobile Computing (models, algorithms, and middleware)?Survivable Networks; ?Wilress Ad hoc and Sensor Networks; Three-Dimensional Networks ?Design, Visualization, Simulation, and Modeling of Network Protocols; and?Network Security.

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The Neuro-Cognitive Interaction Lab, located in Woodward Hall room 332, is designed to study the neuroscience and cognition of individuals as they are engaged in computing related tasks. Uses of the lab include running experiments and user studies that investigate a neurological and/or cognitive component of a user interaction with technology, such as determining what brain regions are activated during a particular task and measuring the cognitive load of interacting with a software program or performing an activity. Other uses are related to general usability of technology solutions.

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The SmartHome Lab in Woodward 308 is a fully functional smart home environment that provides software and hardware access to students and faculty to conduct research in IoT firmware and mobile app security, remote sensing, penetration testing and forensic analysis of smart devices / IoT environments, interaction dynamics of connected devices, and environment/infrastructure monitoring and control, smart assistant interaction design. 

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The Urban Synergetics Lab designs, studies, and develops enabling technologies that connect humans, objects and places cooperatively across scales, physically or virtually. We envision a future in which ambient intelligence emerges naturally from how humans interact with data with and through the physical environment. Towards this end, we develop data-driven simulation models to understand dynamics of urban systems; we prototype connective hardware and software technologies; and we design social mechanisms to incentivize cooperative behavior. The Urban Synergetics Lab is located in Room 146 in Storrs Hall, and it represents a collaboration between the School of Architecture and the College of Computing and Informatics. Director: Dr. Dimitirs Papanikolaou

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Video and Image Analysis Lab

The Video and Image Analysis Lab (VIA lab) in the Department of Computer Science at UNC Charlotte focuses on research that shapes the future of how people interact with computers.  Our primary research areas are biomedical image analysis, computer vision, human-computer interaction, virtual environments, and virtual humans.  Our work addresses interdisciplinary problems that engage the broader community, which included the University, the City of Charlotte, and beyond. The VIA lab provides a stimulating, collaborative environment for working on the most interesting, socially-relevant research questions in computing.

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alumni scholarship fund

The Alumni Gives Scholarship allows students to pursue their dreams and contribute to the technology community.  This needs-based scholarship empowers students to overcome financial hurdles while pursuing their education goals and gives preference to underrepresented populations within the CCI student body. 

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