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Computing Research

Because the future is computational.

College of Computing faculty and students are engaged in ground-breaking, multi-disciplinary research across campus, and through the Institute of Computing and Cybersystems and other Michigan Tech research groups. We are developing cutting-edge software and hardware solutions to proactively address today’s societal, technological, and sustainable challenges.

College of Computing researchers are: 

Transforming institutional practices and culture to build equity and diversity on campus ... Revamping robotics education to meet 21st century workforce needs ... Educating the next generation of cybersecurity experts ... Investigating best practices for engineering technology student success and improved retention ... Building regional health education research infrastructure and contributing to local economic growth ... Helping computer processors execute applications in a more energy-efficient manner ... Devising communication solutions for people with physical and cognitive disabilities ... Improving mobile device encryption for defense against active attackers ... Improving hardware memory management and cache protocols to improve overall system performance.

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Computing Labs and Facilities

  • Artificial Intelligence / Robotics Lab
  • Cluster Computing Lab
  • Compiler / Architecture Lab
  • College of Computing Learning Center
  • Distributed Systems / Cybersecurity Lab
  • Graphics and Visualization Lab
  • Industrial Controls and Automation Lab
  •  Robotics and Mechatronics Lab

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Computing Technology

  • Allen Bradley Control Logix Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Apple- and PC-Based Graphics Systems
  • FANUC Robots and Mechatronics Equipment
  • IBM Systems pS Dual 4-Core Systems
  • Mobile Usability Testing Lab
  • Multiple Clusters with Various Types of Interconnection Networks 
  • Pioneer 3 AT Vision-Equipped Mobile Robot
  • Research Cluster with 6-processor Login Nodes and Four 24-processor High-Performance Compute Nodes
  • Visor-Based Augmented Reality System 

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Shared University Facilities

Shared facilities provide the University with critical resources. They support interdisciplinary and guest research by providing access to shared equipment and tools.

Advanced Power Systems Research Center

Applied Chemical and Morphological Analysis Laboratory

Geospatial Research Facility

Microfabrication Facility

Marine Research Assets

Microanalytical Facility

High Performance Computing Facility


Active College of Computing Research Projects 

Abbreviations Key

ASPRC: Advanced Power Systems Research Center

CC: College of Computing

CMH: Computer Network and System Administration/Mechatronics, Electrical, and Robotics Engineering Technology/Health Informatics Division

CS: Department of Computer Science

FPT: Federal Pass Through Grant

ICC: Institute of Computing and Cybersystems

LSTI: Life Science and Technology Institute

ME-EM: Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

MTTI: Michigan Tech Transportation Institute

MTU: Michigan Tech Office of the Vice President for Research

NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NSF: National Science Foundation

PHF: Portage Health Foundation

US DOT: U.S. Department of Transportation

US DOE: U.S. Department of Energy