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Research and Innovation

Results: Big Data and More

The fall issue of Results, NC State’s biannual research magazine, highlights some of the university’s most promising work, from the use of data analytics to solve challenges in business, medicine and national security to groundbreaking efforts to unmask a pathogen that mimics diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis.

“There’s no going back on the world’s capacity for collecting data,” says Alan Karr, in the magazine’s cover story. “Soon even your car will have its own Internet address.”

Karr, director of RTI International’s Center of Excellence for Complex Data Analysis, is one of nearly a dozen experts in statistics, microbiology, genetics, innovation management and psychology who explain NC State’s innovative efforts to unlock the potential of big data.

Also in this issue:

From Novelty to Advanced Research
At Makerspace on the fourth floor of NC State’s Hunt Library, advanced printing, scanning and cutting technologies are readily accessible to any member of the campus community.

Innovation Investments Deliver Returns
In a world seeking returns on investments, the NC State Chancellor’s Innovation Fund is a proven winner.

Incubating Innovation
From new methods for creating biofuels to fridge-free food processing, NC State researchers are developing innovative approaches to global challenges.

Unmasking a Stealth Pathogen
Cat scratch fever requires neither a cat, nor a scratch. And its impacts can extend far beyond a fever.

Leadership and Prosperity: 5 Questions for the Chancellor
Chancellor Randy Woodson reflects on his year as chair of the board of directors of the APLU.

Creative State: Turning the Classroom Inside Out
A doctoral student in the College of Design is pushing the boundaries of architecture with research revealing how the interplay of light and space influences early childhood learning.

A Research Treasure Trove
The Eastman Chemical Company has donated its Max A. Weaver Dye Library — more than 100,000 dye and fabric samples in all — to NC State.

Annual Report
FY14 key accomplishments in research, innovation and economic development.