Information Network Academic Research Center

Funded by the Army Research Laboratory, INARC is addressing the research challenges inherent in complex, mobile, self-forming, and rapidly-changing networks such as those utilized on the battlefield by the Army and its soldiers. This unique environment has guided the development of the Illinois INARC research agenda focused on building a foundation for scalable, hierarchical, and most importantly, dynamic and resilient information networks. The proposed research addresses critical issues of connected and interrelated entities that form sophisticated relationships and networks.

The center will focus on the most critical issues and consists of five projects: (1) Integrated Modeling and Analysis of Networks, (2) Distributed and Real-time Data-Source Integration and Information Extraction, (3) Scalable, Human-Centric Information Network Systems, (4) Knowledge Discovery in Information Networks, and (5) Designing Trusted Information Networks.