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Research centers

ASU-Mayo Center for Innovative Imaging

The ASU-Mayo Center for Innovative Imaging (AMCII) is a collaborative effort between the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering at ASU and the Department of Radiology at Mayo Clinic Arizona. Our goal is to improve patient care by analyzing and managing information in radiology images and databases. We achieve this goal by developing novel informatics, statistics & machine learning, and systems engineering approaches.

Center for Accelerating Operational Efficiency, A Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence

The charge for the CAOE is to support real-time decision making through the application of advanced analytical tools that enable DHS operational components and other security practitioners to achieve improvements in operational efficiency. The center’s four major research themes include: data analytics, operations research, economic analysis, and homeland security risk sciences.

Center for Assured and SCAlable Data (CASCADE)

The Center for Assured and SCAlable Data Engineering is solving complex problems through data intensive research and providing informed answers to key societal needs. CASCADE aims to enable a principled framework for reliable and timely data-driven decision-making and supports the innovation of data architectures and tools that can match the scale of the data.

Center for Cognitive Ubiquitous Computing (CUbiC)

The Center for Cognitive Ubiquitous Computing (CUbiC) at Arizona State University is an interdisciplinary research center focused on cutting edge research targeting a variety of applications. Most ubiquitous computing research takes a technology-centric view in solving real-world problems. It is our belief that a balanced technology and problem-centric view is required in tackling challenging application domains. By targeting applications that require ubiquitous computing solutions, in contrast to applications with a ubiquitous computing flavor, brings out the underlying challenges that need to be addressed. In keeping with this spirit, we have chosen to serve the needs of physically-challenged individuals by empowering them with ubiquitous and pervasive computing technologies to enrich their lives.

Motivated by this approach, we have assembled focus groups of blind and hearing-impaired individuals, researchers involved in disability studies and mobility instructors to bring out the real needs in this application.

Center for Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics (CDF)

The Center for Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics brings together leading faculty in engineering, social sciences, law and business to conduct research focused on identity management, privacy issues, malware attribution, secure mobile devices, and digital forensics. CDF will promote the invention and commercialization of cybersecurity and digital forensics research.

Center for Embedded Systems (CES)

The Center for Embedded Systems (CES) was established in 2001 as an industry/university partnership dedicated to developing a globally-recognized center for embedded computing system technologies. In March 2009, CES achieved the designation of National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center.

Objects ranging from an iPod to an automobile use advanced computer technology commonly concealed by a metallic or decorative cover. Advanced technology of this nature usually operates through an embedded computer system. The Center for Embedded Systems researches the inner workings of embedded computer systems. A simplified explanation of embedded systems is that they are special purpose computer systems designed to perform one or a few dedicated functions and are part of a complete device including hardware and mechanical parts. Although most people do not realize it, they use some form of embedded systems in their daily interactions at work and at home.

Information Assurance Center (IAC)

Information systems through various types of networks have been indispensable for modern societies in the information age. To use and process information with great confidence, both the information systems and networks as well as the information must be trustworthy. For this objective, users need not only dependable and secure information systems and networks, but effective mechanisms to ensure integrity and quality.

The IAC is a multidisciplinary center focusing on both research and educational activities to address the broad issues of developing trustworthy information systems (TIS) and ensuring the quality of information being stored, processed and transmitted by information systems and networks. Current research activities involve foundational, network, system and application aspects of developing and testing TIS; steganography; facial recognition, video surveillance, multimedia data processing, dynamic and deterministic Quality of Service management; data mining for security, privacy in data management; and situation-awareness.

Innovative Learner and User Experience (iLUX)

The iLUX (Innovative Learner and User Experience) lab is designed to conduct a range of user experience studies. These range from small-scale usability studies during prototype development, to large-scale user experience studies for industry and university partners.