Security in an Ever-Advancing Technological Landscape

The almost overnight deployment of new technologies has played a large role in the changing strategic environment of the twenty-first century.

China's aspiration to become a world leader in science, technology, and innovation within the next 10–20 years may portend a seismic shift in the global balance of power. The country’s leaders and scientific elite regard possession of a state-of-the-art autonomous innovation capability as central in their endeavors to build a prosperous and powerful nation and they are investing heavily in bringing this vision to reality. The Study of Innovation and Technology in China examines both the global implications of China’s technological transformation and its particular consequences for the United States and Asia-Pacific region.

The new security landscape requires scientists and engineers who understand the way cyber criminals and terrorists operate, the reasons why business and government have difficulty in sharing information and collaborating on cyber-security, and the context of international technical, commercial, and military competition; it will also require creative social scientists who have a grounding in computer science and engineering. As well, the dual-use nature of “supercomputers”  and China’s growing capabilities make understanding  plans, activities, and prospects for high-performance computing R&D a priority in the study of global technological leadership and national security,

IGCC-led projects on cybersecurity and high-performance computing bring faculty in computer science, political science, international relations, economics, public policy, and law together with industry and government experts to advance our understanding of the implications of these rapid technological shifts.