Welcome to the High Performance and Intelligent Computing Lab
High Performance & Intelligent Computing Group (HiPIC)
Co-ordinator: C.N. Udanor (Ph.D)
This research group aims at developing new methods and technologies in Computer Science that use the under-utilized resources of computing systems distributed across research institutions and the likes, like virtual resources (VRs) for the purposes of research across multi-disciplinary virtual organizations (VOs). These e-infrastructures include; high-performance servers, virtual machines, cloud services, grid computing infrastructures, as well as repositories of simulation and modeling applications in science gateways and computing clusters. This research group focuses on three key areas:
- Distributed Computing Infrastructures (DCI)
- Computing Intelligence
- Wireless Mobile Devices and Sensor Networks
Computing Intelligence Sub-group
This sub-group focuses on the research and development of artificial intelligence-based products using techniques like machine learning, neural networks, natural language processing, multi-agent systems, and so on.
Wireless Mobile Devices and Sensor Networks Sub-group
This subgroup's interest is in the study on network systems and security, with a special focus on how to improve network efficiency and integrity by using network optimization and improving encryption techniques. The use of wireless sensors for monitoring of oil spillages, implementation of smart homes, etc, are also explored. This sub-group also looks at the prospects and methods of utilizing mobile devices for learning and location-aware services.
HiPIC's Previous Research Projects
- Lion Grid
This project was sponsored by UNESCO and HP under the Brain Gain Initiative (BGI) between 2007 and 2013. The project led to the establishment of the University of Nigeria Grid Computing Infrastructure. See website: (http://grid.unn.edu.ng).
- Cloud Infrastructure for Research and Repository
This new project seeks to leverage on the successes already achieved in the BGI project by expanding the Grid infrastructure to include Cloud computing functionalities that will house repositories of applications for researchers by building science gateways. This will also include other cloud services like personal backup services, like the Google cloud, etc, as well as application and component repositories, all domiciled in UNN. This project is in collaboration with the EU4Africa project FP7