Driving innovation through computation- and data-enabled research. Leading Penn State's research, education and outreach in interdisciplinary cyberscience.
We are the coordinating unit for multidisciplinary cyberscience research at the Pennsylvania State University, We are organized under the Office of the Vice President for Research and affiliated with most of the University's Colleges and Institutes. Click here to view the affiliated Colleges and Institutes.
The mission of ICS@PSU is to advance the science of discovery through computational modeling and simulation and multi-modal data integration analysis. ICS@PSU was developed to enhance Penn State's national and international presence and stature in cyberscience by growing its foundational core and advancing its frontiers in the Environmental, Life, Materials, Social Sciences. ICS@PSU will develop and coordinate activities that engage the Penn State community toward:
- Promoting foundations – meeting the need for an authoritative source for fundamental principles and practices of modeling, computation and information analysis, and verification and validation, underlying simulation based discovery across disciplines.
- Expanding frontiers – including new and emerging directions of broad scientific and societal impact such as predictive modeling of infectious disease dynamics, Internet security, clean energy, and tailored materials.
- Growing participation – reaching out to the community of students, faculty, and industrial affiliates through increased support for travel, training and internships.
- Enhancing visibility – developing new venues for dissemination of Penn State computational science research, including developing science gateways on the web, and co–organizing workshops and symposia with other Penn State institutes and professional societies.
ICS@PSU will promote this enterprise through coordination of computational infrastructure and instrumentation for simulation, data management and visualization, sponsorship of graduate and undergraduate training, and strategic targeting of funds to support research groups tasked with developing multiple large-scale high–impact research proposals.
The Institute for CyberScience is a part of the Office of the Vice President for Research