Centers & Labs
The Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (part of the Pervasive Technology Institute) works to enhance the security and integrity of information systems, technologies, and content by facilitating research and education informed by, and integrated with, the practice of information assurance.
The key elements are a highly interdisciplinary approach—the only cybersecurity program in the nation to include law and business schools—that integrates theory and practice.Affiliated Faculty include:
Ryan Henry, Yan Huang, Apu Kapadia, Sameer Patil, XiaoFeng Wang
The Center for Bioinformatics Research works in a number of areas including: Evolution and comparative genomics (e.g., evolution of gene families/gene regulation, population genomics, gene cluster analysis, mobile genetic elements); Human disease (e.g., disease ontology, molecular analysis of protein diseases); protein bioinformatics (structural bioinformatics, automated functional annotation, protein-protein interactions, text mining); # Proteomics (computational glycomics and glycoproteomics, peptide/protein identification and quantification using mass spectrometry); Sequence analysis (string pattern matching, motif discovery, fragment assembly, RNA editing, genome alignment and segmental duplications); and systems biology (biochemical pathways, data integration, discovery in gene/protein networks, regulatory genomics, theoretical enzymology, embryology)Affiliated Faculty include:
Mehmet Dalkilic, Matthew Hahn, Predrag Radivojac, S. Cenk Sahinalp, Haixu Tang, Yuzhen Ye
The Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research (CNetS) is hosted at the School of Informatics and Computing and brings together faculty from different units across campus working in the broad areas of complex networks and systems. Areas of interest in the center include network science, computational social science, computational & systems biology, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data mining. The center has been initially funded by an endowment from the Lilly Foundation through the Indiana University Pervasive Technology Institute. Work in the center is currently funded by numerous foundations and agencies, including NSF, NIH, DARPA, IARPA, and ONR. CNets researchers are members and work in close collaboration with the Indiana University Network Science Institute.Affiliated Faculty include:
Yong-Yeol Ahn, Randall Beer, Johan Bollen, Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia, David Crandall, Ying Ding, Alessandro Flammini, Santo Fortunato, Eduardo Izquierdo, Filippo Menczer, Staša Milojevic, John Paolillo, Filippo Radicchi, Luis Rocha, Peter Todd
The Center for Research in Extreme Scale Technologies (CREST) main objective is to establish Indiana University (IU) as the national leader in the field of high-capability graph computing systems and applications. This emerging discipline holds great promise for dramatic impact through innovative research and development in science, industry, commerce, and defense-related domains with significant opportunity for invention of intellectual property.Affiliated Faculty include:
Matthew Anderson, Lei Jiang, Ryan Newton, Jeremy Siek, Thomas Sterling, Martin Swany
CROMI seeks to advance integrated research and development activities in the area of Human-Computer Interaction. The term “computer” in this phrase currently encompasses a wide array of artifacts, devices, and machines permeate contemporary life. Our goal is to understand technologically mediated interactions among individuals, organizations, and communities, and to contribute to the development of sustainable, equitable, and efficient socio-technical arrangements that would support people in their daily activities. Our work is research-driven and application-oriented with an explicit intent for socio-technical intervention. We find these challenging but worthwhile objectives because of the increasing complexity and sophistication of computer technologies, their ubiquitous presence in people’s daily life, and their often transparent and invisible character.
The Center for Security and Privacy in Informatics, Computing, and Enigeering (SPICE) is focused on interdisciplinary innovation in network security. SPICE integrates with other School faculty and centers in order to best leverage the interdisciplinary capacities of the School. SPICE has as a core goal of enhancing the integration of the study of computer science, computer security, and other disciplines. In addition to our eleven core Center Faculty, there are eight affiliates who connect SPICE to other arenas.
CNS's mission is to advance datasets, tools, and services for the study of biomedical, social and behavioral science, physics, and other networks. A specific focus is research on the structure and evolution of science and technology (S&T) and the communication of results via static and interactive maps of science. The Center's administrative home is in the Herman B Wells Library at Indiana University.Affiliated Faculty include:
The Data To Insight Center is a collaborative effort of Indiana University’s School of Informatics and Computing, the Indiana University Libraries, and Pervasive Technology Institute.
The center carries out foundational research in the social and technical challenges of data use in research and scholarship. It develops innovative tooling and cyberinfrastructure to advance science and scholarship. The Center's projects engage researchers and students in the humanities, sociology, geography, sustainability science, atmospheric science, informatics, computer science and digital libraries.
The center's main areas of research include Big Data, cloud computing, data provenance, data management, data curation and preservation, data analytics, visualization, and data communities.Affiliated Faculty include:
Ying Ding, Devan Donaldson, Inna Kouper, David Leake, Xiaozhong Liu, Beth Plale
The Digital Science Center focuses on creating an intuitively usable cyberinfrastructure with tremendous capabilities for supporting collaboration and computation. Easy-to-use, human-centered interfaces to cyberinfrastructure created by the Digital Science Center will enable the many thousands of researchers in the public and private sectors to use the capabilities of cyberinfrastructure and accelerate innovation and discovery.Affiliated Faculty include:
The new Indiana University Network Science Institute unites 100+ researchers at IU — building on their world-renowned multidisciplinary expertise toward further scientific understanding of the complex networked systems of our world. Through pioneering new approaches in mapping, representing, visualizing, modeling, and analyzing diverse complex networks across levels and disciplines, IU will lead the way.
At IU we keep track of the big picture — ever-changing and interconnected. We’re laying the groundwork for innovative research and discovery in the area of network science.Affiliated Faculty include:
Katy Börner, Alessandro Flammini, Filippo Menczer
Social Informatics (SI) refers to the body of research and study that examines social aspects of computerization, including the roles of information technology in social and organizational change, the uses of information technologies in social contexts, and the ways that the social organization of information technologies is influenced by social forces and social practices.Affiliated Faculty include:
Sherry Clendenon, J. Scott Gens, James Glazier, Paul Macklin, Filippo Menczer, James Sluka
The Complex Adaptive Systems and Computational Intelligence (CASCI) works on complex networks & systems and their applications to informatics, biology, health, and social systems. We are particularly interested in the informational properties of natural and artificial systems which enable them to adapt and evolve. This means both understanding how information is fundamental for controlling the behavior and evolutionary capabilities of complex systems, as well as abstracting principles from natural systems to produce adaptive information technology.Affiliated Faculty include:
Ronald E. Day, Pnina Fichman, Noriko Hara, Susan C. Herring, Eden Medina, Staša Milojevic, Howard Rosenbaum, Selma Sabanovic
GRG performs research in the areas of: medical imaging, machine learning, signal processing, scientific visualization and software engineering. More specifically, we concentrate on the development of new methods from these topics applied to MRI analysis for generic applications e.g., understanding the structural connectivity of the brain and specific applications e.g., studying Alzheimer’s disease or tracking brain tumors. Finally, the GRG is the headquarters of DIPY. DIPY is a popular international software project for computational neuroanatomy.Affiliated Faculty include:
The Proactive Health Informatics group seeks to understand the role of technology in people’s health and wellness activities, and to apply this understanding to the design of solutions for improving health management. We are a blend of designers, technologists, and health ethnographers. Our mission is one of understanding and empowerment. We are unique because we focus on understanding and improving health outside of the clinical setting, where the vast majority of health behaviors and management occurs.Affiliated Faculty include:
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We are interested in making smart machines that humans can use reliably in their everyday lives. Artificial Intelligence (AI has made tremendous progress since its early days, and its advancement has helped shape the progress of research in many other fields. Traditionally, AI is used with either the logical approach (to address structured problems) or with the statistical approach (to handle uncertainty). Recent years have witnessed a tremendous development of techniques to handle large-scale, structured and uncertain domains.. Our research interests lie at the intersection: advancement and application of algorithms that can do both.Affiliated Faculty include:
In recent years, humanists in many disciplines have been using 3D digital technologies to capture and model their objects of study, from humble artifacts such as vases or furniture to entire cities such as ancient Rome.
3D has become a new and powerful form of scholarly expression and communication. The mission of the Virtual World Heritage Laboratory is to apply these new tools not only as interactive illustrations but also as heuristic instruments of discovery. The scope of our interests, as implied by the phrase “World Heritage,” includes the entire human record. The focus of our investigations, as is suggested by the phrase “Virtual World," is the 3D scientific simulation and how it can make possible experiences and experiments that – short of time travel – would otherwise not be possible.Affiliated Faculty include:
In a wide range of areas, including digital libraries, knowledge management, data mining, social media, electronic commerce, and Semantic Web, Web technologies are becoming ever more important for the sharing of data and metadata and for the management of knowledge. As such, the Web Science Lab (WSL) works to develop better methods to model, share, link and integrate data and information to enhance knowledge discovery and dissemination.
Web Science Lab is part of the Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research.Affiliated Faculty include: