In the 21st century, leading academic institutions will
embrace our digital data-driven society and empower students to compete in this
knowledge-based economy. In order to support research, scholarship, education,
and community outreach, the Cyberinfrastructure Laboratory (CI Lab)
is dedicated to the integration of research in
disciplinary domains, including science, engineering, and biomedicine, with
research in enabling technologies and interfaces.
The goal is to allow students and
scientists to transparently collect, manage, organize, analyze, and visualize
data without having to worry about details such as where the data is stored,
where the data is processed, where the data is rendered, and so forth.
This ease of use and high availability of data and information processing
tools will allow for revolutionary advances in all areas of science, engineering, and beyond.
Cyberinfrastructure sits at the core of modern simulation
and modeling, which allows for entirely new methods of investigation that allow
scholars to address previously unsolvable problems.
development of necessary software, algorithms, portals, and interfaces
enable research and scholarship by freeing end-users from dealing with the
complexity of various computing environments is critical to extending the reach
of high-end computing, storage, networking, and visualization to the general
Projects in the CI Lab
are currently supported by an NSF ITR grant, an NSF CRI grant, and the
Center for Computational Research.
An illustration of Integrated
Cyberinfrastructure from NSF Director Arden Bement is
given below. With the reorganization of NIH and NSF to
directly include support for high-end computing and
cyberinfrastructure, it has been calculated that up to
$7B of new funds are available for research in these
The Director of the Cyberinfrastructure Lab is Dr. Russ Miller, founding
director of CCR, UB Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering,
and Research Scientist at the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute.
Dr. Miller's publications and presentations number approximately 300, including
scientific peer-reviewed papers, chapters, and abstracts of presentations at
national or international conferences.
Dr. Miller has published in the areas
of parallel algorithms, parallel architectures, grid computing, and molecular
Note: This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. 0454114 and 0204918.
Disclaimer: Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.