The Iowa Informatics Initiative (UI3) will hold an open house from 3:45-4:30 p.m. September 27 on the Fifth Floor, N500 of the College of Public HealthBuilding, Iowa City, to celebrate its new facilities.

Guests will be able to tour the facility, meet members of the Informatics Initiative Cluster faculty and support teams, and learn about the design of the UI3 facility presented by the BNIM design team. The University of Iowa has transformed the fifth floor of CPHB into a new centrally located research community destination, designed with digital tools and collaborative workspaces, visualization wall, reservable rooms for project teams, and expanded technology and training facilities to stimulate campus-wide collaborations.

The Iowa Informatics Initiative is a campus-wide multidisciplinary initiative designed to provide overarching coordination of informatics activities across the institution, which span from health care to digital arts and humanities. The initiative aims to expand the research capabilities, strengthen educational and training opportunities in informatics-related areas, and provide a single point of contact for external constituents with interests in informatics.

Light Refreshments will be provided.

Twenty-nine UI3 faculty members from the College of Engineering include Ibrahim Demir, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering; Hans Johnson, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering; Amaury Lendasse, associate professor of mechanical and industrial engineering; Fatima Toor, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering; Jun Wang, professor of chemical and biochemical engineering; Greg Carmichael, Karl Kammermeyer Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, co-director of the UI Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research, and director of UI3; Joe Assouline, adjunct associate professor of biomedical engineering; Terry Braun, associate professor of biomedical engineering; Guadalupe Canahuate, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering; Yong Chen, professor of mechanical and indusrial engineering; Gary Christensen, professor of electrical and computer engineering; Keri Hornbuckle, professor of civil and environmental engineering and Engineering associate dean for academic programs; Mathews Jacob, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering; Witold Krajewski, Rose & Joseph Summers Chair in Water Resources Engineering professor of civil and environmental engineering, and director of the Iowa Flood Center; David Kristensen, assistant professor of biomedical engineering; Andrew Kusiak, professor of mechanical and industrial engineering; Michael Mackey, associate professor of biomedical engineering; Tim Mattes, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering; Syed Mubeen, assistant professor of chemical and biochemical engineering; Priyadarshini Pennathur, assistant professor of mechanical and industrial engineering; Joseph Reinhardt, professor of biomedical engineering; Jerry Schnoor, Allen S. Henry Chair in Engineering, professor of civil and environmental engineering, and co-director of the UI Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research; Milan Sonka; Lowell C. Battershell Chair in Biomedical Engineering, professor of electrical and computer engineering, Engineering associate dean for graduate programs and research, and co-director of the Iowa Institute for Biomedical Imaging; Charles Stanier, associate professor of chemical and biochemical engineering; Geb Thomas, professor of mechanical and industrial engineering; Gabriele Villarini, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering; Larry Weber, Edwin B. Green Chair in Hydraulics, professor of civil and environmental engineering, and director of IIHR--Hydroscience & Engineering; Xiaodong Wu, professor of electrical and computer engineering; and Ahmed Dogan, adjunct professor of chemical and biochemical engineering.

For more information, contact Andrea Flaherty at andrea-flaherty@uiowa.edu.