ICS@PSU: Institute for CyberScience

Who We Are

Building capacity to solve problems of scientific and societal importance through cyber-enabled research.

A Brief History of the Institute for CyberScience

In 2011 Penn State extablished an intra-university Cyberscience Task Force to develop a strategic and coherent vision for cyberscience at the university. On the recommendations of this taskforce, the Institute for CyberScience was established in 2012.

ICS is one of five interdisciplinary research institutes under the Office of the Vice President for Research. Peer institutes include the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, the Materials Research Institute, the Institutes of Energy and the Environment, and the Social Sciences Research Institute.

Under ICS’s first director, Padma Raghavan, ICS began a cluster hiring initiative in 2012-2013, in partnership with Penn State Colleges and Institutes. Click here to meet our outstanding new faculty co-hires.

In 2014 Executive Vice President and Provost Nick Jones and Vice President for Research Neil Sharkey initiated a series of steps designed to help Penn State deliver the broad spectrum of computing and data services that are required to advance research. As part of this ongoing process, ICS continues to develop and sustain advanced cyberinfrastructure, with the goal of accelerating research outcomes by enhancing researcher productivity.

Click here to meet our staff for advanced cyberinfrastructure.

CyberScience Task Force Report June 2011

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Penn State Institute for CyberScience

Help us build the future. Contact ICS at Penn State.

  • email: ics@psu.edu
  • phone: ICS-ACI Support (i-ASK Center): 814-865-4275 | General Inquiries: 814-867-1467

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  • Oct 17, 2017 - Oct 18, 201710:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Materials Day 2017: Hot Topics in Materials

    This October, Materials Day 2017 will dig deep into a number…

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  • Oct 4, 2017 - Oct 6, 201712:00 pm

    COMPASS Science Communication Seminars

    COMPASS and the Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IE…

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  • Oct 27, 20173:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    ICS-ACI Training Series – Intro to HPC

    Do you need high-performance computing for your research pro…

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  • Oct 20, 20173:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    ICS-ACI Training Series – Intro to HPC

    Do you need high-performance computing for your research pro…

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  • Oct 5, 20171:30 pm - 3:00 pm

    CyberScience Seminar: Using Machine Learning to Forecast Student Outcomes

    For a variety of reasons, some college students are likely …

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  • Oct 4, 20174:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    COMPASS Science Communication Plenary

    COMPASS and the Institutes of Energy and the Environment (I…

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  • Oct 3, 2017 - Oct 4, 201711:00 am - 4:30 pm

    XSEDE HPC Workshop: MPI

    This workshop is intended to give C and Fortran programmers …

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  • Oct 12, 201712:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Social Data Analytics Workshop Series: Data Structures and Subsetting in R

    In this workshop, we will finally move beyond the basic func…

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  • Oct 13, 20174:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Stochastic Computations Working Group: “Parameter estimation using linear response statistics: Theory and numerical scheme”

    Join ICS Associate John Harlim and Xiantao Li for their bi-w…

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  • Oct 26, 201712:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Introduction to Data Science with R Workshop: Functions

    In this workshop, we will start to think about writing R cod…

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