Centers & Initiatives

The School of Computer Science provides an intellectual home for multiple research centers and other initiatives that draw on diverse, interdisciplinary groups of faculty, researchers, and students to attack problems in computing and discover innovative, workable solutions. Below are the major centers and initiatives aligned with the School.

Algorithms & Randomness Center and ThinkTank (ARC)

At the ARC ThinkTank, we seek problems with natural connections to algorithms and randomness. We are a resource for colleagues across Georgia Tech and beyond who want to approach such problems from a computational complexity perspective.

Not only can this approach yield breakthrough results for science in general, it expands and strengthens the theory of algorithms itself by exposing new challenges and leading to new techniques for an ever-growing world of applications. The theoreticians who make up ARC engage their colleagues in a mutually beneficial manner.

Center for Research into Novel Computing Hierarchies (CRNCH)

As the demand for high-performance computing grows, our ability to speed up computers by creating faster and faster transistors is reaching the end of the road. How can we  rethink—even “reboot”—computing technology to restart the historic exponential performance growth we’ve experienced over the past five decades? This is the premise underlying the Center for Research into Novel Computing Hierarchies (CRNCH), an interdisciplinary research center at Georgia Tech.

Center for Experimental Research in Computing Systems (CERCS)

The Georgia Tech Center for Experimental Research in Computer Systems (CERCS) opened its doors in fall 2001 to bring together researchers from the College of Computing and the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering to lead the innovation of new information and computing technologies. One of the largest experimental systems programs in the United States, CERCS focuses on the design and evaluation of computer and software systems through experimental methods.

 

Affiliated with School of Computer Science

Institute for Information Security & Privacy (IISP)

The Institute for Information Security & Privacy (IISP) at Georgia Tech is as an international leader in researching, developing, and disseminating technical solutions and policy about cybersecurity and privacy. We assemble strong, innovative, multi-disciplinary teams to address contemporary and future cybersecurity or privacy challenges faced by government, industry and individuals. Our graduates will become leaders in the government, scientific, industry and entrepreneurial communities.