The University of Rochester seeks to be a world-class center for the advancement of health-related research supported by high-performance computational (HPC) resources. Our goal is to establish The Health Sciences Center for Computational Innovation (HSCCI) as a means to realize that vision.
This mission of the HSCCI is to facilitate access to HPC resources for biomedical research. These include a combination of hardware, research personnel, and support staff. The UR seeks to develop the center through corporate partnerships, institutional support, federal research grants, and state programs. At the heart of the HSCCI is a partnership with IBM and the BlueGene supercomputer that we intend to be the largest of its kind dedicated solely to health sciences. These instruments will be maintained within the affiliated University of Rochester Center for Integrated Research Computing (CIRC), serving the entire University, and also houses two Linux clusters, data storage systems, and support staff.
Collaborative work has been proposed in four key areas of computational medicine and biology:
Personalized Health Care, specifically as it relates to medical sensors and monitoring and to assistive technologies for people with disabilities.
Medical Imaging, including improved computational methods for analyzing MRI data, and interpretation of complex image data.
Computational and Systems Biology as it relates to analysis of gene interactions and their relationship to drug targets and disease treatment.
Emerging Influenza Virus: modeling of immune responses to the virus and mechanisms of host adaptation of the viral hemagglutinin protein through structural evolution.