The Center for Accelerated Real Time Analytics (CARTA), is an NSF-sponsored IUCRC center focused on cutting-edge inter-disciplinary research to develop novel frameworks, algorithms and systems to enable real time decision making using next-generation accelerated hardware. CARTA is lead by UMBC with partner institutions in North Carolina State University, Rutgers University, Newark, and Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Tel Aviv University is CARTA’s International partner. CARTA aims to usher in the era of accelerated real-time analytics by effectively utilizing innovative technologies such as cognitive computing, machine learning, and quantum computing to address our nation’s global competitive challenges in health security, disaster mitigation, and the emerging Artificial Intelligence (AI) revolution. Yelena Yesha, distinguished professor of CSEE, is the CARTA Center Director and Karuna Pande Joshi, assistant professor of information systems, is the UMBC site director.