Information technology today pervades scholarly discovery in the humanities, research in all areas of the sciences, and the processes of artistic creation. The “Pervasive” in the name IU Pervasive Technology Institute reflects the foundational importance of computer science, informatics, cyberinfrastructure, and information technology research to most of what is done in academia and industry today.
IT is pervasive in the research, discovery, and creative processes
Addressing IU and US research community needs
Everything PTI does is based on a simple foundational belief: IU’s faculty, staff, and students are among the best and most creative in the world. Helping the IU community do what it does better, faster, bigger, bolder—and making the formerly impossible possible through informatics and cyberinfrastructure—means that PTI is advancing the important work of some of the greatest intellectuals and most wonderful creators around.
In PTI’s quest to aid the US research community generally, all it has to do is look to its colleagues within IU to find the most important and challenging problems in the arts, humanities, sciences, and engineering. Solutions to these challenges are often found at the IU School of Informatics and Computing, which includes many of the best computer science and informatics experts in the world, and at the IU Office of the Vice President for IT, which includes many of the best cyberinfrastructure professionals around.