Solving challenges emerging in a rapidly changing world
The university has invested in major research initiatives, bringing together diverse expertise that transcends traditional discipline boundaries. In partnership with industry, government, and foundations, these focus areas address emerging challenges and opportunities that seek to improve the human condition and create a better world for all.
These strategically focused areas are Virginia Tech Research Frontiers.
Virginia Tech Research Frontiers
The Artificial Intelligence Frontier
Harnessing artificial intelligence for intelligence augmentation
Building on expertise in artificial intelligence and data science, systems engineering, neuroscience, human factors, robotics, immersive visualization, and education, among others, to accelerate human-technology partnerships toward seamless augmentation, ethically and sustainably.
The Health Frontier
Leading one heath to achieve whole health
Changing the focus on disease and symptoms to one of whole health, integrating intersections of animal, environment, and human health and building in communities and systems to empower multifaceted well-being.
The Security Frontier
Innovating for secure and resilient communities
Ensuring communities are prepared to face global threats, from climate change to cybersecurity to national defense through advances in preparation, defense, mitigation, and recovery.
The Quantum Frontier
Advancing the quantum leap
Using an unparalleled transdisciplinary focus to accelerate the integration of quantum technologies across society, realizing unprecedented computing and communication capabilities and restructuring our social framework.
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