Computing and Data

The old saying that “Information is power” still holds true today. Businesses and organizations across the globe know that having the right information leads to better decision-making and better decision-making leads to success in business.

As businesses increasingly depend on computer networks and data, there is a growing need to ensure the trustworthiness of information systems to prevent the possibility of a catastrophic data breach.

Finding new methods to not only collect the right data but to safely store, sort and analyze that data in meaningful ways is a critical function that separates the most successful companies from the rest. Data management allows companies to acquire valuable insights – from consumer behavior to sales trends to demographics – and to grow and become more profitable based on the knowledge gleaned from those insights.

Developing new ways to capture and protect meaningful information and look at it differently than ever before can not only help companies make better decisions, but ones that impact our world for the greater good.

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Computing and Data Working Group

KLARA NAHRSTEDT

Chair
Professor & Director, Coordinated Science Laboratory
Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

VENKAT VENKATAKRISHNAN

Institutional Lead
Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Chicago

SVIATOSLAV (SVET) BRAYNOV

Institutional Lead
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Springfield

MAXINE BROWN

Director, Electronic Visualization Laboratory
Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Chicago

ROBERT BRUNNER

Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Springfield

ELHAM KHORASANI (BUXTON)

Professor
Departments of Accountancy, Astronomy and Information Sciences
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

BILL GROPP

Professor & Director
National Center for Supercomputing Applications
Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

RASSULE HADIDI

Professor & Department Head
Department of Management Information Systems
University of Illinois at Springfield

DIBYEN MAJUMDAR

Professor & Senior Associate Dean
Department of Mathematics, Statistics, & Computer Science
University of Illinois at Chicago

DAVID NICOL

Professor & Director, Information Trust Institute
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

PEIYONG (ANNIE) QU

Professor
Department of Statistics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

RAY SCHROEDER

Professor Emeritus & Associate Vice Chancellor
For Online Learning

Center for Online Learning, Research & Service
University of Illinois at Springfield

PHILIP YU

Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Chicago

MILOS ZEFRAN

Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
University of Illinois at Chicago