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Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Aerospace Engineering

Aerodynamics; Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD); Computational Structural Mechanics (CSM); Solid Mechanics; Multidisciplinary design optimization; Large-scale simulations of fluid flows; Turbulence modeling;Turbomachinery; Fluid-structure interaction; Grid generation for CFD modeling; Experimental aero-hydrodynamics; Fracture and fatigue failure of aircraft structures including metal and composites; Analysis and fabrication of composite materials; Guidance, navigation and control (GNC); Spacecraft trajectory design and mission planning with operational constraints; Sports equipment engineering; Integrated control of position, attitude, and flexible motion for satellite proximity operations.

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Orthopedic Tissue Engineering; Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering; Cell and Tissue Biomechanics; Cellular and Molecular Mechanobiology; Biosimulation and Modeling; Bio-Energy; Water Quality and Modeling; GIS/GPS Applications; Synthetic Biology; Sustainable Design.

Chemical Engineering

Environmental Remediation; Chemical Extraction; Stabilization/Solidification; Waste Treatment; Heavy Metal Soils Applied Microbiology; Bioremediation; Industrial Microbiology; Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery; Industrial Biotechnology; Industrial Applications of Microwave Power/Heating and Electrochemistry; Process Instrumentation and Control; Chemical Plant/Oil Refinery Operations and Safety Integrated Remediation Technologies; Chemical/Physical Treatment Processes; Environmental Catalysis; Biofuels and Co-products; Crystallization; Process Design; Solids Processing; Pollution Prevention/Waste Minimization; Natural Gas Production from Seabed Hydrates; Surface Science; Electronic Materials; Nanocomposites; Catalysis; Fuel Cells/Li-lon Batteries; Thermodynamics of Liquid Mixtures; Thermodynamics; Separations; Chemical Oxidation; Biotreatment; Hyphenated Remediation Techniques; Polymer Science, Design and Synthesis; Surface Modification to Polymers; Polymer Properties and Processing; Nuclear Waste Processing; Nanomaterials; Sustainability; Soft Materials; Synthesis and Characterization; Bacterial Polymers; Biomaterials; Thin Films; Microfluidics, Microreactors; Computational Modeling; Advanced Nuclear Fuel Cycle; Biomass Transformation
Algorithm and Force Field Development.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Accident Analysis; Aeration Process Modeling; Aerator System Prototype Evaluation; Alternative Disinfection Strategies; Alternative Aquaculture Design and Operation; Analysis and Optimization of Metal Building Systems; Asphalt Pavement Materials Development and Modeling; Asphalt Maintenance and Extenders, Biokinetics Analysis and Simulation; Biological Desalinization; Biological Fuel Cells; Biological Management of Synthetic Organic Compounds; Biological reactor process control; Biological Reactor Process Optimization; Blast Effects on Structures; Bridge Integrity Evaluation; Carbon Dioxide Conversion; Coastal Water Quality Modeling; Composite Highway Materials; Composite Structural Materials; Concrete Aging and Rehabilitation; Concrete Development and Material Modeling; Construction Project Cost Management; Construction Project Risk Mitigation; Dynamic Structural Systems; Earthen Structure Design and Optimization; Ecological Process Modeling; Emergency Repair of Earthen Structures; Environmental Assessment; Environmental Remediation; Estuary Water Quality Modeling; Evacuation Simulation; Innovative Foundation Systems; Intermodal Transportation Modeling; Geotechnical Containment Modeling and Design; Hazardous Wastes; Highway Control Systems Modeling; Highway Materials Testing and Analysis; Hydrodynamic Modeling of Surface Water; Intermodal Transportation Management and Design; Levee Design and Remediation; Modeling Fate and Transport of Hazardous Materials; Modeling of Failed Geotechnical Systems; Multimodal Transportation Network Modeling; Nutrient Management; On-Site Wastewater Management; Pavement System Design; Physicochemical Contaminant Reduction; Portland Limestone Cement; Remote Sending Uses in Environmental Management; Remote Sensing Uses in Transportation and Environmental Management; Revetment Repair and Reinforcement; Railway Management; Seismic Analysis; Ship Structures Analysis; Solid Mechanics Modeling; Structural Mechanics Modeling; Structural Reliability; Traffic Simulation; Transportation Modeling; Transportation Safety; Waste Minimization; Waterborne Contaminant Management; Water Quality Modeling; Water Supply Development and Projection; Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Optimization; Watershed Management.

Computer Science and Engineering

Computer Forensics; Computer Security; Information Visualization; Augmented Reality; Virtual Reality; Medical Imaging; Reasoning under Uncertainty; Computational Biology; Bioinformatics; Empirical Software Engineering; Software Change Management; Human-Computer Interactions; Human-Robotics Interactions; Cryptography; Network security; Autonomous Computing; High-Performance Computing; Scalable Computing; Parallel Computing; Computer Learning; Vector-Field Visualization; Systems Engineering; Computational Science; Human Centered Computing.

Dean of Engineering

Applied Physics: Computational Physics; Theoretical and Experimental Optics; Diagnostics Using the Techniques of Conventional, Imaging, and Laser Spectroscopy; Experimental and Theoretical Nuclear Structure Physics; Microwave Spectroscopy; Astrophysics; Astrochemistry; and Physics.
Computational Engineering: Computational Fluid Dynamics; Fluid-Structure Interactions; Computational Structural Mechanics; Visualization; Multi-Scale Modeling; High Performance Computing; Multidisciplinary Design Optimization; Uncertainty Quantification.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Analysis of Sensors and Weapon Technology; Image and Signal Processing; Image and Data Compression; Remote Sensing; Scientific Visualization and Computer Vision, Data Analytics, Lightning/Impulse Evaluation of Insulators and Composite Structures; Power systems; Power electronics; High Voltage Engineering; Smart Grid; Computational Electromagnetics; Antenna Design and Analysis; Electromagnetic Compatibility; Asynchronous Design; Design Methodologies for Embedded Systems; Autonomic Computing; Cyber Security; Industrial Control Systems; Microelectronics and VLSI design; and Robotic and Control Systems.

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Design of Enterprises by Integration of Methods Dealing with People, Process and Technology; Enterprise Systems Simulation; Supply Chain Design and Optimization; Human-Computer Interaction; Service Quality and Usability; Health Care Systems Engineering; Decision Support Systems; Intermodal Transportation and Logistics; Disaster Preparedness and Response; Pedestrian Traffic Simulation; Applied Operations Research; Production Planning and Control; System Informatics and Control; Reliability and Sustainability of Complex Systems; Simulation Optimization; and Extended Enterprise Systems.

Mechanical Engineering

Computational Fluid Dynamics; Thermal and Fluid Systems Modeling; Energy Conservation; Advanced HVAC Technology; Computer-Aided Design; Finite Element Analysis; Fatigue and Fracture; Solidification and Welding; Internal Combustion Engine Testing; Constitutive Modeling; Composite Materials; Uncertainty Analysis, and Additive Manufacturing.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Alliance for Systems Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE)

Air traffic control interoperability, UAS airport ground operations, control and communications, detect and avoid, human factors, UAS noise reduction, UAS wake signatures, unmanned aircraft pilot training and certification, low altitude operations safety, spectrum management and UAS traffic management

Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems (CAVS)

The Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems (CAVS) is an interdisciplinary center comprised of engineering, research, development, and technology transfer teams focused on providing solutions through synergistic use of simulation tools, theoretical analysis, and experimentation. The CAVS activities are clustered around material science, manufacturing process modeling, computational mechanics, computational fluid dynamics, multi-scale modeling, vehicular systems engineering, design optimization, human factors and ergonomics, alternative powered systems, and intelligent electronic systems. Research activities include efforts on vehicle weight reductions, structural integrity, hybrid power train design, energetics, advances in improved design and predictability as well as advances in improved diagnostics, manufacturing, training systems, and computational design technologies. While CAVS projects generate timely solutions relevant to regional manufacturers, CAVS research seeks to expand knowledge that is essential for sustained economic development. Through direct involvement in various activities at CAVS, students gain valuable experience that leverages on their classroom learning.

Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems Extension (CAVS-E)

The mission of the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems Extension (CAVS-E) is to provide engineering support to advanced manufacturers around the state. Capabilities have been developed based on the needs of the automotive industry, but other advanced manufacturers around the state are also served. This support occurs in a variety of ways including direct engagement with manufacturers and other key stakeholders (e.g., state agencies and industrial associations). Engagements with manufacturers focus on introducing and applying best practices and technologies through both on-site projects and professional development workshops. The center possesses expertise in Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Simulation Modeling, Innovation, Solid Modeling, and Transportation and Logistics. Also, the center connects manufacturers with faculty expertise from across the Bagley College of Engineering.

Center for Battlefield Innovation (CBI)

The Center for Battlefield Innovation (CBI) is a member of the High Performance Computing Collaboratory (HPC2). The center is dedicated to developing cutting-edge solutions for the nation's armed forces and is headquartered at the Stennis Space Center. The center’s research activities include rapid prototyping for unmanned aerial vehicles, improved signature processing for full motion and wide area imagery and cyber warfare applications.

Center for Biomedical Research Excellence

This center focuses on cutting edge research on the relationship of pathogens and hosts, with the ultimate goal of developing new strategies to treat or control diseases such as Listeriosis, a potentially lethal food-borne disease, Influenza (including human seasonal flu and flu in various animal species), Stapylococcus aureus infections (wound infections, blood poisoning, pneumonia, and mastitis), and Streptococcus pneumoniae infections (bacterial pneumonia and blood poisoning). In addition, the COBRE includes activities designed to improve the competitiveness of our young investigators and help them establish careers that will be a valued national resource for many years to come.

Center for Computational Sciences

enhance the applicability and usability of simulations involving interacting physical, chemical, biological, and engineering phenomena by developing integrated computational environments and crosscutting tools that synergistically couple information technology with computation science and engineering

Center for Computer Security Research (CCSR)

The Mississippi State University Center for Computer Security Research (CCSR) has been nationally certified as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education,
Research, and Cyber Operations. The Center promotes computer security education and research.
The CCSR is dedicated to the scientific exploration of computer vulnerabilities and misuse with the
objective of improving prevention and detection techniques. Current research efforts include digital
forensics and the application of software engineering to digital forensics tool construction, security
visualization, FPGA security implementations, high performance computing security, intrusion
detection, and cyber threat attribution.

Center for Cyber Innovation

The Center for Cyber Innovation (CCI) is part of the High Performance Computing Collaboratory at Mississippi State University. CCI develops cutting-edge solutions for Defense, Homeland Security and the Intelligence Community. The primary focus of the CCI is to research, prototype and deliver cutting-edge cyber solutions that support global national security, homeland security and peacekeeping operations.

Distributed Analytics and Security Institute (DASI)

The Distributed Analytics and Security Institute (DASI) is part of the High Performance Computing Collaboratory at Mississippi State University. DASI is dedicated to excellence in the areas of distributed computing, big data analytics, cyber security, and critical infrastructure protection. The primary focus of the DASI is to coordinate, facilitate, and expand research activities across academic and research units involved in the application of high performance distributed computing platforms to the areas of big data analytics, cyber security, and critical infrastructure protection. DASI also provides science-based strategies aimed at increasing our ability to process large volumes of data in a highly secure way over a secure infrastructure.

DASI is a unique multidisciplinary center dedicated to excellence in research and will carry out its mission by:
• Generating high-quality basic and applied research in the areas of distributed computing, big data analytics, and cyber security;
• Bringing together scientific and technical expertise from the private, public, and academic worlds;
• Using state-of-the-art high performance computing technology and analytical procedures to increase the cyber security capability of organizations across the spectrum from local government to federal government, corporations to academia;
• Providing training for first-responders and wounded warriors to put into practice the technology developed in the center.
Specifically, the center helps expand research opportunities and promote economic development that leads to a better quality of life in Mississippi and throughout the nation by integrating and organizing the university's extensive capabilities and forming relationships with agencies to improve the cyber security awareness and intelligence capabilities at all levels.

Energy Institute (EI)

The mission of the Energy Institute is to coordinate energy research activities at MSU that will lead to innovative solutions for the energy challenges facing the world. Current focus areas for the Institute include the development of biofuels for blending with gasoline, diesel, and aviation fuel, the utilization of distributed electric generation for increased efficiency, the assessment and remediation of the environmental effects of energy production, and the implementation of energy conservation practices for buildings and industries. The Energy Institute also serves as a focal point for developing teams to address other critical energy issues. The EI is comprised of several affiliated research centers including the Institute for Clean Energy Technology (ICET), the Sustainable Energy Research Center (SERC), the Micro-Cooling, Heating, Power& Bio-fuel Center, the Southeast Clean Energy Application Center, and the Save Energy Now Project.

Geosystems Research Institute (GRI)

The Geosystems Research Institute (GRI) is part of the coalition of member centers and groups that make up the High Performance Computing Collaboratory (HPC2). Its mission is to understand earth's natural and managed systems and provide comprehensive solutions for socioeconomic and environmental requirements, leading to an improved quality of life. The GRI is active in providing capabilities in remote sensing computational technologies, visualization techniques, natural resource management, and the transition of these into operational agency research, planning, and decision-support programs. With its multi-disciplinary team of researchers and educators, the GRI has developed nationally recognized research strengths, with strong relationships and inherent respect from state, regional and national agencies and business entities. The Geosystems Research Institute brings together faculty from across the university. The GRI also collaborates with many businesses, community colleges, governmental agencies, and economic development organizations. Engineering research areas include: Image analysis; Digital signal processing; Feature extraction; Visualization; 3-D environments; Information processing; Image mining; Data management and exploitation; Data compression; Earth remote sensing from UAVs, airborne, and space based platforms; Watershed modeling; Environmental assessments; Smart growth; Mesoscale numerical weather prediction; Decision support systems; Geographic information systems (GIS); Global positioning systems (GPS).

High Performance Computing Collaboratory (HPC2)

The High Performance Computing Collaboratory (HPC2) is a coalition of member centers and groups that share a common core objective of advancing the state-of-the-art in computational science and engineering using high performance computing; a common approach to research that embraces a multi-disciplinary, team-oriented concept; and a commitment to a full partnership between education, research, and service. The mission is to serve the University, State, and Nation through excellence in computational science and engineering. The HPC2 provides substantial high performance computing resources for use by its member centers. The HPC2 is comprised of six independent centers with the common characteristics of a multi-disciplinary, team-oriented effort that is strategically involved in the application and advancement of computational science and engineering using high-performance computing. The seven centers include:
(i) Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems,
(ii) Center for Battlefield Innovation,
(iii) Center for Computational Sciences,
(iv) Distributed Analytics and Security Institute
(v) Geosystems Research Institute,
(vi) Institute for Genomics, Biocomputing and Biotechnology, and
(vii) Northern Gulf Institute.

High Voltage Laboratory

The Paul B. Jacob High Voltage Laboratory at Mississippi State University serves as an independent, non-industrial, university center for high voltage engineering. The laboratory focuses on high voltage research, evaluation, and education. This multi-purpose high voltage facility is designed to meet the evaluation needs of the industry, and provides the necessary environment for academic research in high voltage engineering. As an integral part of our national high voltage technology structure, the laboratory serves as a means of strengthening the U.S. position in this specialized technical area.

The High Voltage Laboratory was constructed in 1977 and is the largest university operated high voltage laboratory in North America, enabling full-scale evaluation of large equipment with impulses up to 3000 kV and 1000 kV AC-voltage.

Institute for Clean Energy Techolology (ICET)

The Institute for Clean Energy Technology (ICET) is a multidisciplinary group of scientists and engineers focused on measurement technologies and engineering scale testing for energy and environmental systems. The Institute has a tradition of excellence in diagnostic instrumentation development, including imaging and laser-based techniques, and in the utilization of these systems in large-scale applications. Current initiatives within ICET include characterizing and processing legacy radioactive waste within the U.S. Department of Energy's national security complex, development of sensors and methods for U.S. Department of Defense applications, solutions to greenhouse gas emissions including carbon sequestration, conventional and alternative energy sources and technologies, environmental monitoring and remediation, and robust instrumentation to characterize difficult real-world conditions. Most recent efforts at ICET are focused on HEPA filtration in nuclear energy applications. ICET is at the forefront of developing advanced diagnostic technologies. ICET's research results and partnerships with industry are designed to enhance economic development. The Institute offers students non-traditional educational experiences through a multidisciplinary approach to research.

Institute for Computational Research for Engineering and Science (ICRES)

Utilizing high performance computational resources and state-of-the-art analytical tools for modeling, simulation, and experimentation, ICRES will provide a distinctive, interdisciplinary environment that will support economic development and outreach activities throughout the State of Mississippi and beyond. Consists of CAVS, CAVS-E and ISER

Institute for Imaging and Analytical Technologies

The Institute for Imaging & Analytical Technologies (I²AT) is a university-wide research institute and core facility which meets MSU's missions in research, teaching and service by facilitating inter- and multi-disciplinary research, education and outreach in the life and materials sciences. I²AT houses major research instrumentation that is available to faculty, staff, students, and outside users. Instrumentation includes technologies for diverse microscopy (light, confocal, atomic force, and electron) and microanalysis (e.g. X-ray diffraction) applications, in addition to magnetic resonance imaging used in areas of veterinary medicine, cognitive science and medical systems. These technologies provide MSU, the State of Mississippi and the local community with state-of-the-art resources that facilitate scholarly research, spawn competitive funding, foster project completion, enable high-quality undergraduate and graduate education, enhance impact of outreach, and promote economic development. I²AT as a university-level research institute, is organized with university-wide responsibilities, and is administered out of MSU's Office of Research and Economic Development.

Institute for Systems Engineering Research

The Institute for Systems Engineering Research is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center and Mississippi State University.

The goal of ISER's efforts and products is to mitigate risk, reduce cost and improve efficiency in Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition programs, serve as an additional asset for the state's industrial base for systems engineering related tasks, and create an environment that draws DoD and civilian industry development to the state of Mississippi.

The ISER's primary objectives include:
•To research systems engineering concepts and design of tools to facilitate DoD systems development and decision making processes.
•To enhance strategic and operational analysis for ERDC and MSU programs and efforts.
•To leverage existing capabilities and expertise previously developed at MSU and ERDC to establish a national center of excellence in systems engineering.

Institute of Genomics, Biocomputing & Biotechnology (IGBB)

The Institute for Genomics, Biocomputing & Biotechnology (IGBB) at Mississippi State University (MS State) was founded in 2011 to increase the ability of Mississippi scientists to lead high-throughput, multi-disciplinary projects focused on understanding the biomolecular interactions underlying the diversity, value, and sustainability of species of agricultural, medical, bioenergy, and/or ecological importance. The IGBB provides researchers access to a team of highly-skilled professionals trained in cutting edge genomics, proteomics, and high performance computing principles and techniques. The IGBB team not only generates molecular data using state-of-the-art equipment, but works with investigators to efficiently derive biological knowledge from that data. As one of the six member institutes of MS State’s High Performance Computing Collaboratory (HPC2), the IGBB represents a means through which the supercomputing power of the HPC2 can be leveraged to advance high-throughput biomolecular research across campus and throughout the state. Specific goals of the IGBB include: (a) Conducting scientific research that meets the needs of society and further enhances the unique strengths of MS State; (b) Attracting and retaining outstanding faculty and students at MS State; (c) Offering researchers at MS State and elsewhere the opportunity to collaborate with the IGBB's genomics, proteomics, and computational biology experts; (d) Helping principal investigators leverage the experience and expertise of the IGBB to make their research programs more productive, increase the number and scientific impact of their publications, and enhance their ability to procure extramural funding; and (e) Supporting educational activities that enhance the abilities of students and faculty to succeed in the multi-disciplinary fields of computational biology, genomics, and biotechnology.

Mississippi Transportation Research Center (MTRC)

The purpose of the Mississippi Transportation Research Center (MTRC) is to provide efficient point of contact for solicitation, evaluation, execution and administration of selected research and technology development efforts or services to be performed at MSU or other universities in the state for the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). The center also promotes and advances the transportation industry within the state of Mississippi and provides educational opportunities for MDOT personnel in order to advance their professional standing as related to formal advanced degrees, professional engineering registration and professional advancement. Research through the center is being conducted at MSU, the University of Mississippi, the University of Southern Mississippi, and Jackson State University. Research projects include: design, construction and evaluation of pavement materials; transportation issues including intermodal policy planning and design; accident detection; work zone safety; inter-vehicle communications; user cost and training in bridge design.

National Center for Intermodal Transportation for Economic Competitiveness (NCITEC)

The National Center for Intermodal Transportation for Economic Competitiveness (NCITEC) is one of the Tier 1 University Transportation Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Led by MSU, the NCITEC is a consortium of the following universities in addition to MSU: University of Denver, Louisiana State University, University of Mississippi, and Hampton University. NCITEC is an interdisciplinary team of researchers from engineering, technology, management, psychology, political sciences, sociology, and architecture. The primary objective of NCITEC is to develop an integrated and sustainable intermodal transportation system network for North America. This network vision for the 21st century transportation system integrates highways and airport hubs with rail networks and shipping terminals to offer efficient intermodal freight movement and passenger mobility. The integrated approach reduces congestion on highways, saves fuel, reduces vehicle emissions, protects the environment, and provides the U.S. an economic competitive edge, which is essential to maintain our quality of life, compete in the global economy, and enhance business retention.

National Forensic Training Center (NFTC)

The Mississippi State University National Forensics Training Center is a Department of Justice-funded activity that provides no-cost digital forensics training to the law enforcement community and supports research activity in the area of computer crime and digital evidence recovery. With the growing incidence of cybercrime today, it is critical that law enforcement officers have the ability to handle and examine digital evidence. The NFTC seeks to solve this issue by offering training in a broad range of cybercrime areas.

Northern Gulf Institute (NGI)

Northern Gulf Institute is part of the coalition of member centers and groups that make up the High Performance Computing Collaboratory (HPC2). The Northern Gulf Institute (NGI), a National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Cooperative Institute, develops, operates, and maintains an increasingly integrated research and transition program focused on filling priority gaps and reducing limitations in current Northern Gulf of Mexico awareness, understanding and decision support.
Engineering research areas include: Watershed modeling; Environmental assessments; Smart growth; Mesoscale numerical weather prediction; Earth remote sensing from UAVs, airborne, and space based platforms; Decision support systems; Geographic information systems (GIS); Visualization; Information processing; Image mining; Data management and exploitation.

Raspet Flight Research Laboratory (RFRL)

Bagley College of Engineering’s Raspet Flight Research Laboratory (RFRL), established in 1948, possesses a rich heritage in design, development, and testing of full scale flight vehicles and advanced composite structures. Current research related to unmanned aerial systems (UAS) include airframe design, autonomy, detect & avoid, rapid prototyping, and flight testing. Composite materials & structures research include predictive modeling and structural integrity, multifunctional nanocomposites, out-of-autoclave composites, bonding, joining, and repair of composites, and damage diagnostics and prognostics. The laboratory is well-equipped with several general aviation aircraft, multiple UAS, composite fabrication rooms, small and large-scale autoclaves, ovens, CNC machines, structural and engine test facilities, and over 50,000 square feet of hangar space.

Sustainable Energy Research Center (SERC)

The goal of the Sustainable Energy Research Center (SERC) at Mississippi State University (MSU) is to develop a coordinated approach to renewable energy research at MSU. SERC engineers and scientists are developing new engineering and scientific knowledge to create sustainable energy industries in Mississippi and the Southeast. The current focus of SERC is on renewable transportation fuels to meet the nation’s goal of replacing 20% of the fuel supply with renewable energy by 2020. The purpose of this project is the development of renewable transportation fuels and refinery feedstock's that have the potential to achieve this national goal. This research represents solutions for the southeastern region of the US, which contains a substantial amount of the biomass that can be converted into renewable fuel on a sustainable basis. SERC’s renewable fuel and refinery feedstock research portfolio includes development of 1) pyrolysisoil, 2) microbial oil, 3) liquid hydrocarbons derived directly from synthesis gas, and, 4) feedstocks associated with these products.

The Critical Infrastructure Protection Center (CIPC)

The Critical Infrastructure Protection Center (CIPC) was founded for the purpose of research related to securing the nation’s critical infrastructure. The CIPC maintains a very unique industrial control systems laboratory and conducts interdisciplinary research into software vulnerabilities, security mitigation strategies, audit mechanisms, forensic analysis, and attack vulnerabilities.