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Center for Advancing the Study of CyberInfrastructure


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 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."


The mission of the CASCI is multifold, including:


The primary objective of the CASCI is to create faculty/students and industry/government ventures to study and implement furture Cyberinfrastructure technologies for solving computing problems in focused domains where we do renowned local expertise in the Institute. Key specific goals are: