Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC)


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 ACIA mission—to provide faculty and students the opportunity to work across organizational boundaries to create an environment that is a reflection of contemporary technological innovation. This collaboration allows for a convergence in communication, control and computing that mirrors today’s industry and society.


  • Bring faculty and students together to discover innovative new knowledge in the field of computing
  • Foster interdisciplinary collaborations and enable faculty to develop multidisciplinary proposals and conduct impactful research which otherwise would not be possible
  • Create a platform for broad sets of national and international collaborations to make valuable contributions to the field
  • Promote The Alliance for Computing, Information, and Automation (ACIA) external visibility


Associate Directors

Soner Onder

  • Professor, Computer Science
  • Affiliated Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Links of Interest

Faculty Web Page  

Area of Expertise

  • Computer Architecture
  • Programming Languages
  • Simulation

Ye Sun

  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics
  • Lou and Herbert Wacker Professorship in Mechanical Engineering
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Cyber-Physical System
  • Human-Machine Interaction
  • Human Factors in Transportation

Research Interests

  • Wearable sensors and electronics
  • Wearable robotics
  • Internet of things
  • Human factors

Multiple Research Assistantships Available

Elizabeth Veinott

  • Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Director, Center for Human-Centered Computing

Research Interests

  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Learning and Video Games for STEM
  • CSCW
  • Structured Analytic Techniques


Karen Johnson

Karen Johnson

  • Communications Director