21st Century Grand Challenges in Engineering

Students are encouraged to work on Software Engineering Projects in response to the 21st Century Grand Challenges. Among these challenges, this author is particularly interested on the followings:

  • Advance health informatics
  • Advance personalized learning
  • Engineer the tools for scientific discovery

  • Examples of Capstone Projects that were developed to address those challenges are:

    C-Grid: Enabling iRODS-based Grid Technology for Community Health Research (2013). Nitin Sukhija, and Arun K. Datta. Information Technology in Bio- and Medical Informatics, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (M. Bursa, S. Khuri, and M. E. Renda, Eds.), LNCS 8060, pp 17-31, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, ISBN 978-3-642-40092-6); presented at ITBAM13 in Prague.

    A Web-Based System for Automated Medical Knowledge Acquisition (2009). Altan Hagicumus, Thomas M. Gatton, Malrey Lee, Pradip Dey and Arun Datta. International Conference on Information and Knowledge Engineering (IKE' 09) at the WORLDCOMP'09 - The 2009 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing, July 13-16, 2009, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, (a regular research Paper ID # IKE6413).

    SeqComp – A sequence alignment program for comparative genomics.  Arun K. Datta, John Fischer, Jose Paz, and Yumiko Iwai in Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Science and its Applications (ICCSA), p 315-319, US Education Service. ISBN 0-9742-4480-5, July 01-02, 2003, San Diego, CA.

    • See the list of Publications for more.