Cyberinfrastructure Laboratory
Ubiquitous High-End Computing, Data,
Networking, & Visualization

Dr. Russ Miller
UB Distinguished Professor

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Introduction

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. Specifically, the development of necessary software, algorithms, portals, and interfaces that will 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 user community.

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 areas.


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 structure determination.

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.