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Northrop partners with university for health data analytics

Northrop Grumman announced plans to expand its work with the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) beyond cybersecurity work to include research on health data analytics.

The National Science Foundation-sponsored UMBC Center for Hybrid Multicore Productivity Research (CHMPR) is an industry/university cooperative research center and consortium committed to addressing data analytics challenges across cyber, health and other technical and scientific arenas. Northrop Grumman has been a member and supporter of CHMPR since its inception, with initial participation focusing on cyber.

This expanded partnership will enable Northrop to delve into the healthcare field and analyze datasets and subjects, such as the impacts of cardiovascular disease as it relates to smoking, obesity and pharmaceutical drug use. 

"CHMPR has provided greater clinical access to information, analytic techniques and natural language processing," said Amy Caro, vice president and general manager, health division, Northrop Grumman Information Systems. "As we move forward, our security capabilities and work with CHMPR will allow for continued large scale data mining to help inform breakthrough research and drive better health outcomes."

Individuals from both CHMPR and the National Science Foundation applauded the partnership as a major step forward in cooperative efforts that apply and leverage data analytics from two important fields for a public good. “Our partnership with Northrop Grumman and our work in cyber and now health are huge steps forward in advancing critical research and driving better business and health results," said Yelena Yesha, professor of computer science and CHMPR director.

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Mark Pomerleau is a former editorial fellow with GCN and Defense Systems.

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