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New institute for high-impact AI technologies and applications

IUPUI has launched the Institute for Integrative Artificial Intelligence to develop cutting-edge artificial intelligence technologies, programs and applications.

 

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A secure network to accelerate defense problem-solving

The National Security Innovation Network and IU have created a first-of-its-kind warfare center capability connecting universities in Indiana to Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, via a dedicated, secure, high-speed fiber network.

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A completely new platform for healthcare

Regenerative medicine uses medical and engineering technologies to rescue organs from the damage of aging, trauma, and disease.

 

 

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The role of race in climate change

Findings from the Hoosier Life Survey, a statewide survey on environmental attitudes conducted by IU's Environmental Resilience Institute, show that race also plays a role in Hoosiers’ perceptions and vulnerabilities to climate change.

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Addressing the issue of stigma

As part of ongoing research regarding addictions, an IU study reveals important implications for how we move the needle on public stigma associated with people who have a substance use disorder.

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Leading race and ethnicity research

IU centers, institutes, and indivdual faculty members are exploring myriad aspects of race, ethnicity, and inequality. Learn more about their work.

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Quantum simulators can enable totally new understandings in the emerging field of quantum science and engineering. 

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[Video/Animation: Indiana University Logo slides into frame, crumples up, falls out of frame and “Research Explained” slides into frame uncrumpling as yellow/green code text passes behind left to right.]

Babak Seradjeh speaks in voiceover: The quantum simulator would be a little bit like a flight simulator.

[Video/Animation: “Quantum Simulator” and “Flight Simulator” both appear, resize, and move to either side of the screen on top of a blue backdrop. The interior framework and controls of a flight simulator drops down into frame. Cotton clouds move toward the screen and up and out of frame as the blue backdrop slowly spins to give the illusion that the cockpit is artificially moving through a space.]

Babak Seradjeh speaks in voiceover: “The flight simulator is a machine. You can have a lot of knobs. You can set some conditions. It's not an actual airplane that is flying, but it can simulate that experience and you can understand the behavior of an actual plane under those conditions.”

[Video/animation: The flight simulator interior pushes out of frame to the right as a white silhouette of a plane moves into frame from the left into the center of the frame. There are green alternating ones and zeros directly on the plane. After a short moment of the plane stopped in the middle of the frame, it continues to move to the right as it exits the frame. “QUANTUM SIMULATOR” appears in frame by scaling up in size.]

Babak Seradjeh speaks in voiceover: “The quantum simulator is basically a system where you have enough control, enough knobs to control it. You can simulate the property of a totally different system. These may be ions trapped between electrodes, but it's actually simulating the properties of say graphite under a magnetic field.”

[Video/animation: Gauges and knobs come into frame surrounding the “QUANTUM SIMULATOR” text as they partially rotate both clockwise and counterclockwise. The knobs shoot out of frame as the text scales down to disappear. The blue backdrop shimmies and falls down out of frame revealing an off-white backdrop with text and shapes. The words “Electrical Properties”, “Atomic Properties”, “Mechanical Properties”, “Chemical Properties”, and “Optical Properties” are distributed evenly in frame in a pentagon shape formation. Each set of words has a different colored circle beneath it. The text leaves frame as the circles meet in the center and the two half circles enter from the left and right side of frame. The half circles leave frame and “GRAPHITE” drops from above positioned just above the pentagon formation of different colored circles. Light blue lines sweep up diagonally from bottom right to top left. Everything leaves frame and off-white background shimmies down and falls out of frame revealing Babak.]

Babak Seradjeh speaks in voiceover: “So by manipulating this, we can understand something totally different.”

[Video/animation: Babak speaking corresponding to the voiceover. Lower left thirds with Babak’s name and title appears.]

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A.I. is transforming nearly every sector of our lives. Research helps us understand the technology and its impacts. 

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Martin Swany speaks in voiceover: “Artificial intelligence is computing that attempts to mimic the human brain”.

[Video/Animation: “Artificial Intelligence” starts in large font in center of screen then shrinks and moves to the left as an animated computer server slides into frame. “Artificial Intelligence” slides behind the server and a brain pops out from behind the machine growing larger onto the right side of the screen.]

Martin Swany speaks in voiceover: Artificial Intelligence has applications in everything from voice recognition to self-driving vehicles.

[Video/Animation: “Artificial Intelligence” is large in the center of the screen and slides off bottom of screen as a photo of a mouth slides up from the bottom of the screen. The mouth slides down, out of frame revealing a car that moves out of frame to the left with smoke behind it.]

Martin Swany speaks in voiceover: A.I. has transformed so many sectors of our lives. Companies are seeking people who understand the technology to be able to apply it in new domains.

[Video/animation: “Artificial Intelligence” crumples into a ball and the ball uncrumples showing a plane. That plane crumples into a ball and it uncrumples into a data signal. That data signal crumples into a ball and uncrumples into an iPhone with various social media apps on its screen. The applications come out of the screen to the surrounding space around the phone one by one. The phone and apps fall out of frame as a new background and shapes come into frame forming a radar with the words “Company Radar” on either top and bottom of the circular radar. Everything, including backgrounds, exit the frame revealing footage beneath.]

Martin Swany speaks in voiceover: “At the School of Informatics Computing and Engineering, the department of Intelligent Systems Engineering is specializing in training students in A.I.”

[Video: Slow motion footage of Martin Swany walking toward camera fades into footage of Martin speaking, corresponding to the voice over. Lower left thirds graphic appears, stating Martin’s name and affiliation.]

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IU is the leader in the world of high performance computing.

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Martin Swany speaks in voiceover: “Modern High Performance Computing involves grouping thousands of processors together to solve a single problem.”

[Video/Animation: “High Performance Computing” centers the frame and exits right as a processor enters left and the image duplicates to show multiple processors. A lightbulb on a cord drops down and swings into frame then “dings” on with light. The processors fade away and the light exits the frame.]

Martin Swany speaks in voiceover: “This often involves simulation or perhaps artificial intelligence network training.”

[Video/Animation: a sequence of zeros and ones flood the screen from left to right and fade away. An image of a puppy and a diagram representing AI network training slides up from bottom. A green hollow square ventures around the image of the puppy. Images exit top.

Martin Swany speaks in voiceover: “High Performance Computing is often used to perform simulations for weather, vehicles, aerodynamics, materials, of forces in nature to understand how they behave.”

[Video/Animation: “High Performance Computing” centers the frame then fades away as a sequence of zeros and ones flood the screen from left to right and fade away. A cloud and yellow circle enter left and right. Rain and lighting come from behind cloud.  Graphics leave frame. A yellow Volkswagen with fire coming out of the back of it enters frame as 3 white lines representing air flow over it. Periodic Table elements enter frame along with a thermometer. The images fill up with red to represent heat, then drop out of frame.]

Martin Swany speaks in voiceover: IU is the leader in the world of high performance computing and we’re preparing to deploy the largest university owned super computer as apart of our bicentennial.

[Video/Animation: A white background shuffles into frame as the IU logo drops into frame along with a globe and yellow/green zeros and ones. These images exit frame. “Big Red 200” and a photo of the original Big Red super computer enter frame then drop out of frame. Graphic representing Big Red 200’s processing power reveals in frame then falls out of frame. “Indiana University Bicentennial” slides up into frame.]

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Hypersonic speed is over five times the speed of sound. How do we understand what happens at that speed?

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Martin Swany Speaks in Voiceover: “Hypersonic Vehicles are vehicles that travel over five times the speed of sound.”

[Video/Animation: “Hypersonics” centers the frame then exits right as a jet grows into frame from the left taking center. Values of Speed of Sound and Mach 5 lower in from the top. Each exits frame.]

Martin Swany Speaks in Voiceover: “Physical Phenomena at that speed are not well understood. We need to use simulation to better understand how these vehicles will perform.”

[Video/Animation: “Matter” and “Energy” enter and revolve around the center of the screen then exit. A screen enters from the bottom and a jet enters from the left. The jet enters the screen as a sequence of zeros and ones floods over the image of the jet. The jet and screen exit frame. The background then exits frame revealing footage beneath.]

Martin Swany Speals in Voiceover: “To understand how vehicles traveling that fast will perform, we need to simulate them and we need computers that go equally fast.”

[Video: Martin Swany is shown speaking, corresponding to the voiceover. A lower left thirds title appears showing his name and his affiliation.]

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