The future of information brings us sensor and data-fusion technology. The Center for Network-Centric Cognition and Information Fusion (NC2IF) explores the information chain from energy detection via sensors and human observation to physical modeling, signal and image processing, pattern recognition, knowledge creation, information infrastructure, and human decision-making—all in the context of organizations and the nation.
The work of our researchers focuses on the gap between the collection of reports and data in computer systems and the knowledge and decisions in the minds of computer users. Our research, sponsors, labs, and facilities place us at the forefront of data-fusion research.
Please join us as we lead the next wave of innovation for intelligent machines, strategic planning, crisis management, and cognitive modeling.
We have all this incredible amount of information, but we don’t have knowledge. What we’re trying to do is focus on the problem of transforming energy—sensor and other information—into knowledge.
Dr. David Hall, Founding Director of NC2IF
Our research teams are comprised of individuals with diverse research perspectives that bridge historically partitioned research areas. We leverage new media technologies to transform information into actionable knowledge for decision making. Our research interests focus on large-scale problems that provide opportunities for collaboration.
To conduct research and demonstrate how information technology can span the gap from energy detection (via sensors and human reports) to knowledge creation.
Led by the College of Information Sciences and Technology, we will provide knowledge transfer to industry and academia.
To conduct and encourage interdisciplinary research in which humans and computing systems collaborate for improved situational awareness and distributed cognition.
NC2IF was chartered as a Penn State research center in 2008.