The Software Technologies Research Center (STRC) supports technology transfer between the University, affiliated laboratories, institutions and industry, through consultation and training activities –
where clients “test drive” 21st-century computer technology and develop solutions for their emerging needs.
STRC’s goals and objectives are:
- To facilitate collaborative research betweeen UIC affiliated laboratories, government laboratories, industry and/or non-profit institutions (e.g., museums), by providing administrative, financial and technical support, as needed
- To oversee the development of useful and usable computer- and network-based tools and technologies to solve real-world problems
- To encourage the technology transfer and dissemination of these solutions to collaborating sites
- To foster early adoption by creating user communities and providing support, as needed
STRC oversees the development of tools and technologies that represent major advancements in computer graphics, scientific and information visualization, display environments, optical networking and computer-based interactive systems. STRC works with a variety of application areas, including: computational science and engineering, emergency response, homeland security, rapid prototyping, design and manufacturing, healthcare and medicine, education, mathematics, architecture, art and entertainment.
Collaborative research with interested partners draws upon the expertise of faculty, staff and students in STRC affiliated laboratories/units.