About us

The Center for Health-related Informatics and Bioimaging (CHIB) applies major advances in computing power to address grand challenges in genomics, health records management and in analyzing massive amounts of data available from new imaging technologies. It joins computer scientists, life scientists, engineers, physicists, biostatisticians and others at the University of Maryland, College Park with imaging specialists, physicians, clinicians and additional health experts at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. These cross-institutional teams will benefit from significant advances in computing power over the past decade, including the development of multicore systems and cloud computing, as well as new methods of organizing, visualizing and analyzing massive amounts of data derived from high-throughput laboratory systems. Using these approaches, CHIB will play a central role in facilitating genomic research, medical information management and translational science development.