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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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- Berner, L., Massey, R., Jantz, P., Forbes, B. C., Macias Fauria, M., Myers-Smith, I., … & Burns, P. (2020). “Summer warming explains widespread but not uniform greening in the Arctic tundra biome“. Nature Communications.
- O., Watson, J.E.M., Jantz, P., Virnig, A.L.S., Barnett, K., Pillay, R., Atkinson, S., Supples, C., Rodríguez-Buritica, S., Armenteras, D. (2020). “A policy-driven framework for conserving the best of Earth’s remaining moist tropical forests“. Nature Ecology and Evolution Evolution, early edition online.
- William R. L. Anderegg, Anna T. Trugman, Scott J. Goetz, et al. “Climate-driven risks to the climate mitigation potential of forests“. Science 368.6497 (2020).
- 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:
- Pathogen and Microbiome Institute
- 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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