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The Center for Scientific Computing and Immersive Technologies (CSCIT), formerly the Center for Intelligent, Distributed and Dependable Systems (CIDDS), is a unit within the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology at Ohio University. The Center conducts basic and applied research in selected areas of information technology.  Renamed the Center for Scientific Computing and Immersive Technologies (CSCIT) in October by the Ohio University Board of Trustees, the center's primary objective is to perform basic and applied research.  Center researchers have produced new knowledge that has not only impacted theory and practice, but also has been incorporated into our undergraduate and graduate educational programs. 

The Center is known for its research accomplishments in:

  • Bioinformatics: combines biological and computational research to enhance the scientific understanding of life.
  • Medical image analysis: techniques for understanding biomedical image data.
  • High performance computing: use of supercomputers to solve complex problems in science and engineering.
  • Immersive technologies: computer technologies (such as computer graphics, virtual reality, streaming audio/video and other media technologies) that deliver and enhance immersive experiences.
Communications regarding the new name of the center are underway.

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