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Computing and Society

In the past 50 years, innovations in computing and information technologies and their applications have had revolutionary impact, fueling economic growth, enhancing national security, and resulting in products, services, and social and political movements that have transformed the everyday lives of people around the world.

Our 2013-2015 focus on Computing & Society recognizes that technological innovations in computing provide compelling new opportunities and capabilities for individuals, organizations, and social movements, while at the same time raising complex social, legal, and ethical questions on national and global scales.  Faculty, staff, and students from the iSchool and the colleges of Engineering, Arts and Sciences, Nursing and Health Professions, Medicine, Media Arts & Design, and Business, and from the schools of Public Health and Law, are joining forces in this initiative to explore challenges and opportunities at the intersection of IT innovation, law, and society. They are providing for privacy and security in health IT systems; developing technologies, tools and approaches to mine, manage and visualize large and complex digital data sets; using advanced computational techniques and tools to simulate and model complex scientific and social phenomena; and creating new knowledge at the intersection of technology and the arts.

Together, Drexel's faculty, staff and students are providing new insights on the knowledge, resources and tools necessary to optimize the cyber-opportunities and tackle the cyber-challenges of the 21st century.