Arlington Innovation Center: Health Research:

Virginia Tech’s Arlington Innovation Center: Health Research (AIC:HR) is a vanguard of integrated applied research that seeks to harness the power of informatics, imaging, and systems science in order to improve the quality of healthcare. Founded in 2010 in Arlington, Virginia under the College of Science, AIC:HR aims to establish a highly competitive combination of biomedical research, education and outreach programs in the National Capital Region in colloboration with network of partners in the region and around the globe.

Seong K. Mun, Ph.D. 
Professor and Director 


Our Mission:

Our Mission is to develop meaningful solutions of complex problems in the field of healthcare.


Our Strategy:

Our Strategy starts with defining the true problem by working closely with stakeholders and using that as a basis to determine viable research activities and solutions. Once the problem is clearly defined, the next step is breaking it down to individual components and specific tasks. The tasks are then prioritized based on the centers mission, sustainability, resources and opportunities. Once the tasks are completed and problems are addressed, we finalize the process by gauging the potential impact.

Since many problems in healthcare are complex and multi-dimensional, we rely on many partners in the region as well as around the globe. In many ways we are a virtual organization centered in the Nation's Capital Region and rooted in the tradition of Ut Prosim- That I May Serve.


Recent News:

On November 28th, 2018 Dr. Mun participated as an invited speaker and moderator at the 6th annual Catholic University of Korea International Symposium of Medical Informatics held in Seoul, Korea. To learn more click here:

Dr. Mun recently was invited to the Harbin Institute of Technology in Harbin, China on November 19, 2018 and conducted a presentation on US Healthcare System and HIT at the Alibaba Cloud Data Science Academy. Additionally he was invited to to join the scientific advisory Board of the Academy by Professor Jiecai Han, Vice President of Harbin Institute of Technology. 

Dr. Mun presented a research paper at the Asian Pacific Prostate Society 2018 meeting held in Maui, Hawaii on October 27 - Novemeber 2, 2018 and received Best Abstract and Presentation. 

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