Research and Creative Activity

Volume XXII, Number 2, September 1999

Information Technology

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New Frontiers in Information Technology Innovation
by Michael A. McRobbie
Dramatic transformations are taking place in information technology. The diversity of the work being done at Indiana University is impressive and the results are compelling. Information
Network The New Geography of Advanced Networking
by Scott Burns Kahler
Indiana University is at the hub of the future geography of digital information and communication.
A Solution to Internet Overload
by William Rozycki
A shift detection module now being developed can sift desired information from the mass of unwanted or irrelevant Internet messages before it is received. Setup
Grid The Future in a Grid
by William Orem
When wireless computing and communication merge within the next few years, your electronic desktop can be wherever you are.
Transforming Research with New Data Resources
by Jan R. Holloway
and Malinda Lingwall
A new system has removed the ceilings for data storage and transfer, radically changing the ways researchers can think about projects. Beethoven
Mona Lisa Big Machines for the Big Questions
by William Orem
What is the universe made of? What is matter? How does it work? The questions are old, but the techniques that may finally answer them are as current as this year's generation of software.
The Numbers of Chemistry
by William Orem
Electron equations can calculate mathematically the structure of certain molecules that can't be measured well in the laboratory. Molecule
Surgeonhands Innovative Medical Informatics
by William Rozycki
The most comprehensive electronic medical records system in the United States can make the difference between life and death for patients in Indianapolis.
Filmless Radiology
by William Rozycki
Faster image processing, thanks to digital X rays and computers, helps patient comfort and significantly improves productivity while decreasing costs. X Ray
Tracker Virtual Shopping Adventures
by Lucianne Englert
Technologies for shopping at home have been too slow, too unreliable, and too hard to use. Now the technology has evolved to deliver significant benefits to consumers.
Making the Connection
by Mary Hrovat
The School of Business' Internet and New Media Academy provides M.B.A. students with a grounding in the technological, commercial, and human issues that information technology brings to the workplace. Global
RocknRoll Talking to Light
by Nick Riddle
Radiance software, which predicts the behavior of light to simulate conditions in complicated environments, can produce pictures of near-photographic quality.
Teaming Up in Cyberspace
by Nick Riddle
Renaissance Teams have blurred the lines between disciplines, particularly the arts and the sciences, and geographical distance is being eliminated with remote virtual collaboration. VRgroup
Drosophila Bridging the Great Disciplinary Divides
by Susan Moke
The School of Informatics, home for an emerging discipline that explores both the technical and human dimensions of information technology, will promote cross disciplinary collaboration among scholars in the arts, sciences, and humanities.
New Opportunities in New Media
by Mary Hrovat
The New Media Program at IUPUI blends the technology of digital images, sounds, and data with the art of communication to prepare students for new job opportunities. Miburi
Face The Human Face of Information
by Mary Hrovat
As the role and complexity of electronic communication technologies continue to grow, social informatics research can help institutions, companies, and policy makers decide the best ways to use new communication capabilities.
From Inquiry to Publication:
Books by Indiana University Faculty Members
Preview books on the threat of mass literacy, colleges and universities as citizens, Imperial Russia, the National Environmental Policy Act, clinical hematology, myopia, the American Bible, modern toxicology, decision support systems, Indiana women artists, Chinese film, and more.


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