Interdisciplinary research category introduction and description.

  • Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
    Focuses on developing highly efficient algorithms and techniques for a wide range of problems (such as automatic analysis of biomedical images, computer-assisted diagnosis, treatment planning, protein-protein interaction network analysis, protein structure prediction, computational analysis and interpretation of Genomes, evolutionary studies of Genomic ORFans, and spatial positioning patterns of the cell nucleus) arising in smart hospital, smart healthcare, precision medicine, genomics, proteomics, and microarray analysis.
  • Computing Education
    Focuses on expanding approaches to teaching computing at all levels (K-12 and University) and the outreach to promote computing majors and careers.
  • Human-Computer Interaction
    Human-computer interaction (HCI) is a multidisciplinary field of study focusing on the design of computer technology, in particular, the interaction between humans (the users) and computers. HCI researchers observe the ways humans interact with computers and design technologies that allow humans to interact with computers in novel ways.
  • Society and Computing
    Computing is ubiquitous in society today. Computing touches all aspects of our lives and sometimes in ways that are not beneficial (even though the intent of the developer is not to cause harm). What has become clear is that we cannot develop systems for society without meaningful and deep collaborations with disciplines that have thought about society for much longer than computing. The challenge is to incorporate knowledge from humanistic studies from day one in the design of computing systems.