Center for Advanced Study of Communities and Information (CASCI)

Jessica Vitak & Susan Winter

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 Events:
CASCI organizes weekly events such as talks and reading groups that educate about emerging technologies and systems that impact communities.

CASCI Website



Center for Advanced Study of Communities and Information (CASCI) News

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Womens' Right to Vote: Free Exhibits

  • UMD iSchool Staff

    Free, virtual women's suffrage exhibits compiled in honor of Women's History Month and the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment.