With the goal of building on the success of the I/UCRC Center for Dynamic Data Analytics, in February 2017 the Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook was awarded new funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) that paved the way for Stony Brook to become a university partner in the I/UCRC Center for Visual and Decision Informatics (CVDI).

CVDI will be the country’s largest I/UCRC in the field of big data. CVDI is a collaboration between academia, industry, and government to develop cutting edge tools and techniques necessary to handle the demands of large data volume endeavors, such as visual analytics and machine learning. The university partners of CVDI include Stony Brook University, Drexel University, and University of Louisiana at Lafayette, University of Virginia, and Tampere University of Technology in Finland. Brigham Young University and the University of North Carolina-Charlotte are expected to join in 2017.