Research Innovation Clusters
The FedEx Institute of Technology is launching research innovation clusters which
focus on the university's critical areas of strength. Individual researchers, collaborative
research groups and existing research centers across campus are contributing to this
effort. With the support of the FedEx Institute, members of the clusters will work
together to apply for research funding, seek external research partners, undertake
common research projects, and create training and certification programs for the community.
Our most established cluster brings together a team from across the university to
address the challenges of artificial intelligence and machine learning in developing
instruction and tutoring modules.
The MD2K cluster is an NIH funded collaboration between 11 Universities across the
country. Working in collaboration, MD2K is making real-time healthcare data accessible
across numerous metrics
Unmanned and autonomous systems are emerging in commercial sectors and changing how
we see the world. DRONES are the future.
Memphis is an international logistics center. Our Biologistics cluster is leading
the field in this emerging field in a partnership with the Intermodal Freight Transport
Institute (IFTI) at UofM.
Cyber security and testing is a concern in every industry. The Institute's long standing
expertise in this area is leveraged through our CAST cluster.
As the tools to collect data become increasingly more sophisticated, it is essential
that we create the solutions to rapidly process this data and prevent a data backlog.
The Big Data cluster is pioneering this research.
The University of Memphis and the city of Memphis are partnering on a Smart City Initiative
to address the needs of Memphis citizens utilizing emerging technologies and innovations
arising from research at the UofM.