Centers and Institutes

Complex Systems Institute

The Complex Systems Institute is a multi-disciplinary, University-wide research center located at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The CSI provides a home for researchers who cross disciplinary boundaries in search of holistic answers. The current faculty come from areas as diverse as: Computing, Political Science, Sociology, Business, Biology, Communications, Philosophy, Theatre, Language, and Health and Human Services.

For more information: http://complexity.uncc.edu/


Cyber Defense and Network Assurability Research Center

The CyberDNA Center is part of the College of Computing and Informatics at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The vision of CyberDNA is to conduct cutting edge research leading to building blocks and design principles for safe Internet based applications and communities. The CyberDNA Center includes strong multidisciplinary expertise from across UNC Charlotte campus to address cybersecurity and privacy research and education challenges of high societal-impact. It offers unique opportunities for collaborative R&D programs, academic degrees and concentrations,  consortium, seminars, workshops, and telnet pipeline for industry, and government agencies.

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The CCI Center for Education Innovation

The CCI Center for Education Innovation (CEI) is established in the College of Computing and Informatics for the development and coordination of externally funded projects that incorporate strategies and new technologies for innovation in computing and informatics education. This Center builds on and extends the efforts of DITI and STARS, where DITI has a focus on increasing diversity in the students that choose computing as a career path and STARS establishes educational practices and programs that broaden the skills of computing students.

For more information: https://cci.uncc.edu/research/Center-for-Education-Innovation


NSF IUCRC Center for Configuration Analytics and Automation (CCAA)

CCAA has been established under the National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Program (I/UCRC). The center is a multi-university and multi-industry consortium established and led by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in partnership with George Mason University and a broad membership of industry and government organizations. The goal of the Center for Configurations Analytics and Automation (CCAA) is to build the critical mass of inter-disciplinary academic researchers and industry partners for addressing the current and future challenges of configuration analytics and automation to improve service assurability, security and resiliency of enterprise networks, data centers and cloud, software defined network, and cyber-physical systems by applying innovative analytics and automation.

For more information: https://ccaa-crc.org//

alumni scholarship fund

The Alumni Gives Scholarship allows students to pursue their dreams and contribute to the technology community.  This needs-based scholarship empowers students to overcome financial hurdles while pursuing their education goals and gives preference to underrepresented populations within the CCI student body. 

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