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Villanova Center for Analytics of Dynamic Systems


Founded in 2015

Focus: The development of new tools and techniques for analytics of dynamic systems with applications in engineering, medicine and finance. 

Our increasingly interconnected and sensor-filled world generates a profusion of big data. The Center for Analytics of Dynamic Systems (VCADS) was formed to determine how best to make use of this data to divine the underlying dynamics for analysis, diagnostics, prognostics and health management.


VCADS possesses a unique set of tools—which have been developed over the past decade at Villanova University—that seek to forge an optimal synthesis of nonlinear science and machine learning.  The center is expected to make many fundamental advances in this field of research and its areas of application are diverse and vast and offer an exciting vista of opportunities.

In addition to a natural synergy with the College of Engineering’s existing research centers, VCADS expects to work closely with others at the University, including the Center for Business Analytics in the Villanova School of Business and Center for Statistics Education in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. 

The center is headed by Dr. C. Nataraj with collaborating faculty from engineering, math and business.


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Dr. C. Nataraj, PhD. Professor, Mechanical Engineering; and The Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Moritz Sr. Chair in Engineered Systems
800 Lancaster Ave
Villanova University
Villanova, PA 19085

VCADS Website