Center for Computer Systems Research (CCSR)

Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC)


The mission of the Institute of Computing and Cybersystems at Michigan Tech is to promote research and learning experiences in the areas of mobile computing, cybersecurity, cyber physical systems, and cyber human systems for the benefit of Michigan Tech and the computing society.


The Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC) is the research arm of the Alliance of Computing, Information and Automation (ACIA) at Michigan Tech. It leads and promotes the research mission of ACIA. The objectives of ICC are to: 1) bring faculty and students across the campus together to discover innovative new knowledge in the field of computing, 2) foster interdisciplinary collaborations and enable faculty to develop multidisciplinary proposals and conduct impactful research which otherwise would not be possible, and 3) improve ACIA external visibility and create a platform for broad sets of national and international collaborations to make valuable contributions to the field.

Proposed Activities 

The proposed activities include:

  • Establishing an ICC Distinguished Lecture Series to bring the most eminent scholars and creative professionals in the field of computing to the campus to exchange state-of-the-art research results and discuss future research directions;
  • Attracting support from federal and private sources by inviting program directors, entrepreneurs, and alumni to visit the Institute and university and showcase cutting-edge research projects;
  • Working with sister institutes across the campus in organizing workshops and research seminars to assist ICC members and other faculty members on campus to develop research proposals;
  • Providing opportunities for junior faculty to network with research leaders in the field and providing resources for students, especially students from underrepresented groups, to conduct research in computing;
  • Organizing and sponsoring national and international conferences and workshops to increase Michigan Tech’s visibility.

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