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Modern computing and technology touch our everyday lives in our health care, our education, and our reliance on data networks to conduct professional and personal business. Our research center conducts basic and applied research in four primary fields: bioinformatics, medical image analysis, high performance computing, and immersive learning technologies. Our faculty is actively developing the next generation of supercomputers, new multilingual networks for text processing applications, virtual environments for learning, and identifying biological and genetic markers for chronic diseases.

For more details about specific projects or our research center, contact the center at 740.593.1568.


The mission of the Center for Scientific Computing and Immersive Technologies is to:

  • Perform basic research in selected areas of information technology, resulting in algorithms, mathematical models, theories, and software prototype systems
  • Perform the applied research necessary to make basic research results useful in real-world contexts; objectives include technology transition and commercialization of research products
  • Form industry partnerships to enhance Ohio’s information technology industry
  • Enhance the ranking of Ohio University in information technology research
  • Provide enhanced educational experiences to students by involving them in the discovery of knowledge.


Our research center was founded as the Center for Intelligent, Distributed and Dependable Systems (CIDDS). Since that time, the number, size and types of computing platforms and applications have exploded. Data, computing, graphics and media technology are now integral to nearly every aspect of our daily lives, from health care and education to entertainment and engineering.

During this time of great change within the computing industry, our faculty’s extensive research evolved to focus on bioinformatics, medical image analysis, learning technologies, machine learning and data mining, and high-performance computing. Our center was renamed to reflect our current research.