We see the big picture, illustrated by the depth and breadth of faculty engaged in our interdisciplinary research groups. Faculty within the four departments of Luddy (Computer Science, Informatics, Information and Library Science and Intelligent Systems Engineering) are involved in research groups that cut across the four disciplines and groups that focus on intra-department topics.
Key areas of Luddy research
Our cross-cutting areas include:
Intra-department research areas include:
Animal Informatics, including the subfield of Animal-Computer Interaction, is an applied research program of interest to the pet care industry, captive animal management (e.g., zoos, aquariums, livestock), animal welfare organizations, assistive and therapeutic support animal programs, veterinary medicine, wildlife conservation, and the cognitive, biological, and evolutionary sciences.
We may broadly identify two principal research domains of the field called Digital Heritage: the study of ways of applying new information technologies to fields within the humanities dealing with examples of tangible and intangible heritage; and the study of digital resources as themselves a new form of heritage to be protected, preserved, analyzed, and disseminated.