Emerging Technologies

New technologies are changing the way research is done across the world. Researchers at WID are actively developing emerging technologies and applying them to research questions and real-world problems in innovative ways. Research in emerging technologies at WID spans biology, medicine, social science, data science, and more.

WID is also developing an Emerging Technologies Hub created by experts in the areas of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), 3D capture, game development, computer graphics, visualization, art, 3D reconstruction, and public displays to extend creative networks for discovery.

Virtual Reality
We create novel and natural interfaces for immersive virtual environments and develop methods, techniques, and tools to improve virtual reality.

We are using and improving the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system to make precise changes to DNA and developing treatments for myriad diseases and conditions.

We are creating and deploying novel nanomaterials for delivery of drugs, gene editing tools, and other technologies in medical contexts.

Machine Learning
We apply machine learning to large quantities of data using algorithms to build analytical models and helping computers “learn” from data with exciting new applications.