Vision: Transform science and engineering with informatics
The “Informatics Skunkworks” is a group dedicated to realizing the potential of informatics for science and engineering. 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 skunkworks is a chance for undergraduates to engage together in project-based development of informatics for science and engineering, learning advanced data science / machine learning skills, expanding their domain specific knowledge, and growing their experience of working with teams, faculty, and industry. Everyone is welcome. Please join us!