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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  • Nov 7, 201711:00 am - 5:00 pm

    XSEDE HPC Workshop: GPU Programming Using OpenACC

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  • Nov 6, 201710:00 am - 3:00 pm

    NIIMBL Teaming Event with Celgene

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  • Nov 8, 20178:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Amazon Web Services Research Immersion Day

    Come and learn how to do science on the cloud! From scaling …

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  • Nov 9, 20171:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    SIRO Proposal Development Workshop: Perspectives on Graduate Education

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  • Nov 2, 201712:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Introduction to Data Science with R Workshop 8: Managing Multiple Datasets

    In this workshop, we will begin to synthesize what we have l…

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  • Nov 10, 20172:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    SIRO Proposal Development Workshop: NSF Research Traineeship Program-Limited Submission Opportunity

    The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program (NSF 18-507) is d…

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  • Nov 14, 20179:00 am - 5:00 pm

    GIS Day 2017

    Penn State GIS Day strives to bring together those who are w…

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  • Nov 9, 201712:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Introduction to Data Science with R: Working with Text Data in R

    In this workshop, we will cover the basics of manipulating a…

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  • Nov 14, 20175:00 pm

    Paul Hawken, “Drawdown, the Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming”

    Environmentalist and entrepreneur Paul Hawken will be the ke…

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  • Nov 16, 20172:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Ari Fertig of “The Conversation”

    Penn State will host editor Ari Fertig from the academic med…

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  • Nov 17, 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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  • Nov 30, 20174:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Geodynamics Seminar with Tim Masterlark – Impulse Response Experiments for Magmatic Systems

    Join the Department of Geosciences for a Geodynamics Seminar…

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