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Center for Advanced Study of Communities and Information (CASCI) 

Co-Directors: Jessica Vitak & Susan Winter

About Us

The Center for the Advanced Study of Communities and Information (CASCI) is a multidisciplinary research network, based at the University of Maryland. CASCI exists to facilitate research and education that advances our understanding of the technology, information, and organization approaches needed to realize the potential of 21st century communities to support learning, facilitate innovation, transform science and scholarship, promote economic development, and enhance individual and civic well-being.

Our research focuses on:

  • Dynamics of Online Communities
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Citizen Science
  • User Participation in Sharing Geographic or Local Information
  • Technology's Impact on Communities


CASCI organizes bi-weekly talks that educate about emerging technologies and systems that impact communities. Click here to learn more.