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Informatics Transforming Science and Engineering

Informatics Skunkworks

The “Informatics Skunkworks” is a group dedicated to engaging undergraduates in realizing the potential of informatics for science and engineering. Skunkworks participants work together in project-based research, learning critical skills in teamwork, presentation, project management, software development, and applied data science, as well as driving data-centric approaches poised to transform the future of science and engineering. Everyone is welcome. Please join us!

Computers can now do many things we thought of as reserved for humans just a few years ago, including drive cars, answer phones, translate language, read and write articles, and beat us at Jeopardy and chess. A transformative moment will come when computers can work with us to intelligently perform science and engineering tasks, allowing us to accelerate discovery and technology development to computer speeds. As a first step in that direction, informatics algorithms are increasingly changing how we deal with data in science and engineering. The Informatics Skunkworks is working to help drive this transformation!