The NSF IUCRC Center for Big Learning (CBL) at the University of Oregon (UO) aims to design novel algorithms and develop efficient systems for deep learning applications in the era of big data. CBL will catalyze diverse expertise of faculty members, students, industry partners, and federal agencies to create state-of-the-art deep learning methodologies, technologies, and applications across broad domains of business, healthcare, and Internet-of-Things.
CBL will provide training for new scientists and graduate students, as well as a rich environment for cross-disciplinary engagement. CBL is expected to have broad transformative impacts in computational technologies, education, and society. Through research and applications to address a broad spectrum of real-world challenges, CBL will make significant contributions and impacts to the deep learning community. The discoveries from CBL will amplify opportunities for new products and services of industry in general, while delivering key techniques to CBL industry partners in particular. As the nexus of deep learning research and applications, CBL offers an ideal platform to nurture next-generation talents through faculty members and industry partners, disseminate the cutting-edge technologies, and facilitate industry/university collaborative research.