Research Centers

Center for Networked Computing

Professor Jie Wu, Director


The Center for Networked Computing (CNC) is engaged primarily in investigations within the computer systems area, with a particular focus on networking research. Currently, the center has 7 faculty and over a dozen PhD students. The CNC is funded by grants from the NSF, DoD, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the City of Philadelphia.

Areas of Research

Cloud Computing
Cyber-Physical Systems
Distributed Systems and Operating Systems
High Performance Computing
Mobile Computing
Network Coding
Network Security
Routing Protocols
Sensor Networks
Wireless Networks

The Center for Data Analytics and Biomedical Informatics

Professor Zoran Obradovic, Director


The Center for Data Analytics and Biomedical Informatics (DABI) consists of eight state of the art research laboratories where computer and information science students are trained for exciting careers at the interface between information management, retrieval, analysis and various applied disciplines. Areas of advanced research at DABI Center include data mining, machine learning, databases, pattern recognition, computer vision and Web search. Current projects focus on knowledge discovery in large databases by designing more accurate and efficient methods for data summarization, trend analysis, anomaly detection, clustering, prediction, text, image, video and stream mining. Investigators at the DABI Center are applying their novel solutions to challenging problems in health informatics, geosciences/remote sensing, computer vision, robot mapping and social sciences. Research activities at the DABI Center are funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, National Science Foundation, National Institute of Health, National Institute of Justice, National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Energy, Pennsylvania Department of Health and industry.