- Flight Operations
- Applied Research
- Public-Private Partnerships
- Data Exploitation
- Institutional Policy Research and Public Policy Environment
The University of North Dakota is also diving head first
into the Big Data revolution, but choosing to concentrate
on the institution’s central focus on UAS-generated data.
For example, Dr. Gretchen Mullendore’s work with
Northrop Grumman in concert with the company’s
engineers of the Global Hawk to analyze aerospace environments previously thought to be unsafe. Utilizing high-performance computing enabled analysis of deep convection turbulence with advanced atmospheric
modeling, Dr. Mullendore has enabled Northrop Grumman
to operate the Global Hawk within theaters previously thought of as inaccessible. Similarly, Dr. Travis Desell in computer science and Dr. Susan Felege in biology have worked together to create automatic detection for naturally-camouflaged wildlife. The defense applications for image analysis, camouflage detection, and pattern recognition are unlimited.