Realizing the Digital Enterprise

Realizing the Digital Enterprise

We seek to leverage the cross-cutting power of computing broadly, increasing efficiency and intelligence in activities which were traditionally physical. Using computers, process control, automation, sensors, data analytics and other technologies and processes, isolated efficiency improvements have been realized in areas including infrastructure, manufacturing, food services, logistics, energy, transportation and entertainment. We aim to bring more intelligence to our processes, systems and decisions, creating a wholly connected enterprise in which newly discovered efficiencies converge.

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Current Projects

Abstract Visualization of Spatial Distributions

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.

AutoIC Lab research

A research team led by Purdue Polytechnic’s Jiansong Zhang created a new method to help experts in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry simplify development of the building information modeling (BIM) software they use.

An albatross chick sits along a white sand beach at the Midway Atoll Wildlife Refuge amid plastic that covers the area even though it is not inhabited by humans. (NOAA photo)

Gozdem Kilaz and Petr Vozka are working in the Fuel Laboratory of Renewable Energy (FLORE) to optimize a new chemical conversion process to transform plastic waste into useful products.

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Involved Faculty Expertise

  • Advanced Materials
  • Data Visualization & Analytics
  • Design
  • Health Applications
  • Manufacturing & Processes
  • Robotics & Mechatronics
  • Sensors
  • Systems & Networks

Funding Opportunities

Reference Documents

Peer Mentoring Plan

Membership MOU

Meeting Ground Rules

Faculty Champion

Tom Hacker Thomas Hacker
professor of computer and information technology

“Humanity increasingly relies on digital technology and data analytics. We focus on the converging physical and digital realms to leverage the diverse strengths of Polytechnic researchers to devise new solutions to real-world global problems.”

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