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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  • Sep 1, 201710:00 am - 12:00 pm

    NSF Smart and Connected Communities Collaboration Session

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  • Sep 21, 20171:30 pm - 3:00 pm

    ICS-ACI Training Series – ICS System Basics

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  • Sep 14, 201710:30 am - 12:00 pm

    ICS-ACI Training Series – ICS System Basics

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  • Sep 13, 20171:30 pm - 3:00 pm

    ICS-ACI Training Series – ICS System Basics

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  • Sep 7, 20171:30 pm - 3:00 pm

    CyberScience Seminar: The Reproducibility Crisis in Computationally-Intensive Human Behavior Research

    Researchers across scientific disciplines are voicing concer…

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  • Sep 12, 2017 - Sep 13, 201711:00 am - 5:00 pm

    XSEDE HPC Workshop: Big Data

    XSEDE along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is ple…

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  • Sep 15, 20174:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Stochastic Computations Working Group: “Fairness in Game Theory”

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

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