The mission of I2 (Interdisciplinary Information science and
technology) Laboratory is to establish partnerships with universities and
research institutions in the US and abroad to solve challenging scientific and
societal problems, to support local, state and national industry, to attract new
and retain existing outstanding faculty and best undergraduate and graduate
students to UCF, and to enhance the reputation of UCF.
Specific means to accomplish the mission:
- Encourage and facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations among
scientists at UCF and partner institutions.
- Establish partnerships with universities and research
institutions in the US and abroad.
- Establish partnerships with local, state and national industry.
- Provide scholarships and fellowships for the best students from
other states. Attract the best students from under-represented groups.
- Support short and long term visitors. Establish a Fellows program
scholars in cooperation with industry. Support young researchers, as
scholars and post-docs.
- Organize scientific meetings (conferences, workshops) at UCF.
- Organize and support Distinguished Lecture Series and seminars.
- Assist individual researchers to prepare grant requests and
submission of large institutional proposals (e.g. equipment grants).
- Provide matching and seed funds for interdisciplinary research.
- Develop an infrastructure for Information Science and
Technology research (software for collaborative research, high
computing and storage, visualization, etc.).
- Support the development of new courses with interdisciplinary
such as: bioinformatics, computational financing, computing
commerce, embedded devices, advanced communication systems, optical
systems, and quantum computing.
- Disseminate information about the College of Engineering (Web