School of Information: Science, Technology and Arts

The mission of the School of Information: Science, Technology and Arts (SISTA) is to promote research in computational methods across disciplines and teach students to understand the computational aspects of any discipline. Scholarship today is limited not by the availability of information, but by scholars' mastery of methods that can help to transform information into knowledge: methods for finding, cleaning and storing information; for aligning data from different sources; for mining and simplifying information; for coding and compressing; for simulating and visualizing; for analyzing risks and hedging against bad outcomes; for classifying, predicting and clustering; for analyzing social networks, computer networks, gene regulatory networks, and so on. As a research organization, SISTA both develops and applies computational methods to problems in many academic disciplines; problems such as discovering signaling pathways in cells, understanding musical improvisation, or building robotic homes. As an educational organization SISTA will teach a curriculum that crosses departmental and disciplinary boundaries to ensure that future generations of scholars, irrespective of their subjects, master the methods of the Information Age.

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