Centers & Research Labs
The Center for Advanced Study of Communities and Information (CASCI)
CASCI is a multi-disciplinary research center intent on understanding and transforming community interactions. We are particularly interested in examining how novel information technologies can be harnessed to support the needs of real and virtual communities and social networks.
The Cloud Computing Center
The Cloud Computing Center consists of individuals drawn from multiple disciplines interested in collectively shaping the future of cloud computing through research, education and outreach. Our work focuses on applications of cloud computing, cloud architectures and infrastructure, as well as broader societal issues.
The Information Policy and Access Center (IPAC)
The Information Policy and Research Center (iPAC) is a research and education facility that explores social, policy, and technology aspects of information access and use across cultural institutions, government agencies, and other information-based organizations; communities; and populations. Researchers at iPAC study what policies and/or technologies lead to equitable and inclusive information access, a digitally literate population, and an informed and engaged public.
The Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL)
The Human-Computer Interaction lab transforms the experience people have with new technologies. From understanding user needs to developing and evaluating those technologies, the lab’s faculty, staff and students have been leading the way in HCI research and teaching.
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)
The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) is a leading digital humanities center that pursues disciplinary innovation and institutional transformation through applied research, public programming, and educational opportunities. Jointly supported by the University of Maryland College of Arts and Humanities and the University of Maryland Libraries, MITH engages in collaborative, interdisciplinary work at the intersection of technology and humanistic inquiry. MITH specializes in text and image analytics for cultural heritage collections, data curation, digital preservation, linked data applications, and data publishing.