Interdisciplinary research in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute uses a socio-technical approach to pursue one goal from many angles and create significant impact on global grand challenges. A unique, collaborative research style within Purdue Polytechnic is on the rise, with Research Impact Areas leading the way.
Jim Lerums and Katherine Reichart developed the Indiana Cybersecurity Scorecard, a tool for non-experts to confidently self-assess the state of their organization’s cyberinfrastructure.
Fahad Salamh, Marcus Rogers and Umit Karabiyik have developed a cloud forensic model using machine learning to collect digital evidence related to illegal activities on cloud storage applications like Dropbox and Google Drive.
John Mott, associate professor in aviation technology, and his research team have developed an antenna system aimed at enabling network connectivity in rural areas.
A new, patented technique being developed by Yingjie “Victor” Chen and his research team could make visualization of big spatial data sets easier and more concise.
Bill Hutzel, professor of mechanical engineering, and undergraduate Danielle LeClerc are continuing the School of Engineering Technology’s years-long Biowall research in clean, sustainable indoor air. LeClerc is incorporating data from NASA to determine which plants have the best air-cleaning performance.
Eric Diet and Jae Yong Lee of the Purdue Homeland Security Institute have developed a computer model to test how well the “run, hide, fight” mantra works during an active shooter situation.
Xiumin Diao is helping robots recognize and predict human actions. His research could lead to improvements in technology used for physical therapy and other medical applications.
Ran Ren, a graduate teaching assistant in Purdue Polytechnic’s School of Construction Management Technology, is researching ways to improve building information modeling (BIM) in the field of structural analysis.
Bedrich Benes, Hao Kang and corporate researchers developed a touch-screen method to fly unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, and take pictures with drone-mounted cameras.