ICS@PSU: Institute for CyberScience

Welcome to ICS

Building our Digital Future

Jenni EvansOver the last few decades, digital technologies have transformed how we live and work, creating a host of emergent opportunities and challenges. Most of our activities take place in environments with interconnected natural, engineered, informational, and human networks, and they leave massive streams of data. These data represent a rich set of observations with detailed spatial and temporal markers, and they will be analyzed for better or for worse. Our security, well-being and prosperity depend on scientifically rigorous approaches to converting these data to knowledge and solutions.

ICS is at the forefront of critical advances in multi-scale modeling and simulation, statistical inference, and numerical optimization, just to name a few. These and other topics cut across multiple disciplines, providing opportunities for academic excellence through the cross-pollination of foundational elements, models, and tools.

ICS has increased access to massive amounts of data, both from observations and simulations that can be leveraged to enhance the predictability of interactions across a host of disciplinary areas ranging from astronomy to the social sciences. These transformative advances can enable innovation for economic development, inform policies for ensuring environmental quality and safety, and create next-generation systems that enable us to become active participants in our own health, well-being, and security.

Jenni L. Evans

Interim Director, Institute for CyberScience

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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  • Feb 10, 201711:00 am - 5:00 pm

    XSEDE HPC Workshop: Big Data

    ICS will be hosting a free XSEDE workshop on Big Data (Hado…

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  • Feb 3, 201712:15 pm - 1:30 pm

    Big Data Social Science Speaker Series: Jay Yonamine (Google)

    “Data Science in Industry” Jay Yonamine is Head …

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  • Feb 3, 2017 - Feb 5, 20173:15 pm - 4:15 pm

    Geospatial Data Science Workshop 2017

    GDS 2017 is an opportunity to learn the skills needed to pro…

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  • Feb 10, 20173:30 pm - 5:00 pm

    “Getting to Know the Institute for CyberScience and Exploring Hurricanes through Computers”: Coffee Hour with Jenni Evans

    Join Jenni Evans, Professor of Meteorology and Director of I…

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  • Feb 3, 2017 - Feb 4, 20179:15 am - 12:00 pm

    City, Energy, Information Symposium and Workshop

    The “City, Energy, Information” symposium will provide n…

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  • Feb 3, 20173:30 pm - 5:00 pm

    “SKOPE: A CyberGIS Approach for Understanding Past Environments,” Geography Coffee Hour with Jonathan Rush

    Jonathan Rush will introduce a cyberGIS-enabled project to b…

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  • Feb 22, 20171:30 pm - 3:00 pm

    ACI User Social: Anne McKenna, “Data: Risks, Responsibilities, and Rights”

    Have you ever considered the legal implications of your rese…

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