Trends and Research in Upstate New York

Rochester Institute of Technology IT Collaboratory (

The IT Collaboratory is a Rochester Institute of Technology led research collaboration with the University at Buffalo's Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics and the NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University in nanomaterial science, microsystems, photonics, remote sensing systems, and other information technologies. The IT Collaboratory was established by the New York State Office of Science, Technology, and Academic Research (NYSTAR) as a Strategically Targeted Academic Research Center (STAR).

Center for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (CASCI) (

The Center for Advancing the Study of Cyberinfrastructure (CASCI) at RIT is a new, fundamentally "virtual", research center within the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences. The Center is motivated by the opportunities of computing disciplines to advance modern science and engineering research, the so-called cyberinfrastructure initiative. The new center serves as an umbrella organization encompassing several independent specialty laboratories and recruits faculty across the Institute to participate in multidisciplinary efforts.

The center's primary mission is to enhance education and research afforded by emerging cyberinfrastructure through research, education and service. The research activities of the new center focus on the framework supporting science and engineering research and directly support domain-specific informatics. This research serves a fundamental role for the faculty and students in the proposed Ph.D. program in the Golisano College. The result is a center that addresses a most critical singular goal: "To join the [computing] community with scientific and engineering disciplines to build a high-performance, networked system of distributed computing, storage, visualization capabilities, and sensors on an unprecedented scale with national, and ultimately global, presence."

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