School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems
The School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems (SICCS) integrates a range of educational programs and interdisciplinary research. Our programs integrate computational and data sciences with engineering, natural and social sciences, arts, and business. Our faculty and academic programs combine expertise in environmental and ecological informatics, health and bioinformatics, computer science, and electrical engineering.
We offer undergraduate and graduate programs in Informatics, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science. Our students are involved in a broad range of research and applied experiences. Explore our programs below!
Our school’s faculty, students, and staff bring interdisciplinary expertise to bear on applied and basic research problems in several emphasis areas, and in partnership with a variety of local and global partners. SICCS currently emphasizes five major areas of research.
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- Enquist, B. J., Abraham, A. J., Harfoot, M. B., Malhi, Y., & Doughty, C. E. (2020). The megabiota are disproportionately important for biosphere functioning. Nature communications, 11(1), 1-11.
- Richter, B.D., et al. Water scarcity and fish imperilment driven by beef production. Nat Sustain (2020).
- Schmitz, Oswald J., et al. “Animals and the zoogeochemistry of the carbon cycle.” Science 362.6419 (2018): eaar3213.
- Ogle, Kiona. “Hyperactive soil microbes might weaken the terrestrial carbon sink.” Nature (2018): 32.
- Richardson, Andrew D., et al. “Ecosystem warming extends vegetation activity but heightens vulnerability to cold temperatures.” Nature 560.7718 (2018): 368.
- Buermann, Wolfgang, et al. “Widespread seasonal compensation effects of spring warming on northern plant productivity.” Nature 562.7725 (2018): 110.
- McManamay, Ryan A., et al. “US cities can manage national hydrology and biodiversity using local infrastructure policy.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114.36 (2017): 9581-9586.
- Lu, Xiankai, et al.“Plant acclimation to long-term high nitrogen deposition in an N-rich tropical forest.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115.20 (2018): 5187-5192.
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Our research is supported through collaborations with other university entities such as:
- Center for Microbial Genetics and Genomics
- Center for Ecosystem Science and Society
- School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability
- Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research
- Department of Physics and Applied Materials Science
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Take a look at what’s currently happening in the world of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems.
NAU scientists from SICCS develop interactive disease models to predict spread of COVID-19
Novel NAU study shows past extinctions have increased the number of present-day infectious diseases
SICCS student and faculty receive awards for 2020 Research and Creative Activity Most Promising Researchers
Dr. Fatemeh Afghah and graduate student Katie Orndahl receive award for 2020 Research and Creative Activity NAU Awards. Dr. Afghah received an award for Most Promising New Research Scholar while Katie Orndahl has received an award for Most Promising Graduate Student Research.
Dr. Kiona Ogle receives the CEIAS Distinguished Mentorship award
NAU labs work to support medical facilities amid COVID-19 crisis
The Wearable Informatics Lab at SICCS, led by Dr. Kyle Winfree whose projects are focused on designing and fabricating wearable technology that improves health care have refocused their capabilities to produce face shields for nearby medical facilities in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.
SICCS students receive multiple HURA awards
SICCS students, Shelby Elizabeth Hagemann and Brianna E Buchert received a 2020-2021 Hooper Undergraduate Research Award (HURA) awarded by the Office for Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity at NAU for their projects The Effects and Potential of Behavioral Mobile Health Applications on College Students and Modeling the effects of environmental temperature on the spread of an amphibian virus respectively.
Empty shelves don’t indicate a broken supply chain: NAU’s FEWSION project maps out critical U.S. supply chains amid COVID-19 pandemic
Two NAU students selected as national Goldwater Scholar
Two Northern Arizona University students have been named national Goldwater Scholars, making this the fourth year in a row NAU has been represented and the third year with multiple scholarship winners. This prestigious award provides scholarships to undergraduates who intend to pursue research in their chosen field of natural sciences, mathematics or engineering.
SICCS is looking for a Lecturer in Computer Science and Informatics
We are hiring a Lecturer in Computer Science and Informatics. Job ID: 604646 More details
SICCS is looking for a Lecturer in the area of cybersecurity
We are hiring a Lecturer in the area of cybersecurity . Job ID: 604738 More details
SICCS is looking for Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Cybersecurity Engineering and Electrical Engineering
We are hiring an open-rank faculty in the area of cybersecurity. Job ID: 604642 More details.