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Center for Accelerated Real Time Analytics (CARTA)

North Carolina State University

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

Rutgers University - Newark

University of Maryland Baltimore County

Last Reviewed: 01/10/2020

Center Mission and Rationale

Real time analytics is the leading edge of a smart data revolution, pushed by Internet advances in sensor hardware on one side and AI/ML streaming acceleration on the other. Center for Accelerated Real Time Analytics (CARTA) explores the realm streaming applications of Magna Analytics. The center works with next-generation hardware technologies, like the IBM Minsky with onboard GPU accelerated processors and Flash RAM, a Smart Cyber Physical Sensor Systems to build Cognitive Analytics systems and Active storage devices for real time analytics. This will lead to the automated ingestion and simultaneous analytics of Big Datasets generated in various domains including Cyberspace, Healthcare, Internet of Things (IoT) and the Scientific arena, and the creation of self learning, self correcting “smart” systems.

Research program

Real time Analytics

The use of Data Analytics has become the “cover charge” for private and public organizations that want to provide high levels of service to their clients and customers.  However, data is no longer limited to static repositories that can be analyzed at will, but now includes live, moving data sources such as video, voice, social networking, and the Internet of Things (IoT) that must be integrated across multiple sources to provide immediate, real-time decision support.  Extracting value from massive and moving data hinges on balancing fundamental research, technological know-how, and commercial market intelligence.

Achieving this vision involves much more than just speeding up the processes of collection and analyzing data.  Data wrangling, the process of preparing data for the application of analytic tools and techniques, is rapidly becoming a critical part of the analytics process, especially for non-textual data sources.  Data governance is another developing challenge as organizations seek to use data from many sources. Understanding the quality and provenance of the data is vital to making trustworthy decisions based on analyzing multi-source data streams.   Cutting across all of these is the need to maintain the security of the data and the analytic processes, especially when the data itself can contain executable and potentially malicious elements.

To meet these needs, CARTA rese4arch intends to

  • develop cutting-edge tools, approaches, and expertise that will significantly lower the barriers of entry into advanced, real-time analytics;
  • connect members to advanced technologies and tools for easier, more efficient, and more meaningful data fusion and analytics;
  • provide our members with access to multidisciplinary analytics expertise;
  • build project-specific teams to optimize talent resources fast turnaround environment; and
  • offer member organizations first access to our advanced analytics talent stream.

Locations

University of Maryland Baltimore County

1000 Hilltop Circle

Baltimore, Maryland, 21250

United States

Rutgers University - Newark

1 Washington Park

Newark, New Jersey, 07102

United States

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

110 Frelinghuysen Road

Piscataway, New Jersey, 08854

United States

North Carolina State University

Campus Box 8206
890 Oval Dr

Raleigh, North Carolina, 27695

United States