The groups listed below are participating in the Poster Session/Reception on February 22nd and the Network Resources Luncheon for the February 23rd event at the Hillary J. Boone Ctr.


  1. Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments (Vis Center)

    See What's Next! Every day we see our world: the natural world, ourselves, other people, and the results of our creation. But how do we see them? And what would happen if we could see them differently - from a new angle, a different point of view, or a fresh perspective? The Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments seeks to create these new ways of seeing, to help us interpret our world, to reach a new understanding and to improve the human condition. Through multi-disciplinary research projects that encompass the fields of engineering, history, medicine, science, technology and art, the Vis Center brings together innovative researchers for the common goal of creating technology that transforms how we see the world. The Center for Visualization: creating new ways of seeing the world, new views of the world, and new things to see.

  2. Collaboratory for Research in Computing for Humanities (RCH)

    The Collaboratory for Research in Computing for Humanities (RCH), brings together faculty and students from computer science, engineering, and the humanities, arts, and social sciences for collaboration on research projects in the Digital Humanities. The RCH provides physical and computational infrastructure, technical support, and grant writing assistance to UK faculty who wish to undertake computing projects in the humanities, arts, and social sciences. It fosters networking among colleagues at UK and encourages and supports interdisciplinary projects among individuals and groups from UK and around the world.

  3. Geospatial Science and Technology working group (GST)

    The Geospatial Science and Technology (GST) working group is an interdisciplinary campus collaboration of faculty, staff, and students concerned with research, teaching, and outreach in the fields of GIS, remote sensing, and GPS. The mission of the group is to:
    1) maintain a coordinated university component that facilitates the goals of GST members with a supportive and collaborative environment,
    2) advocate for the UK and Commonwealth Geospatial Sciences community and enhance its regional and national recognition,
    3) facilitate and enhance interdisciplinary research collaboration,
    4) improve the geospatial education of UK's undergraduate and graduate programs,
    5) enhance communication among local, state, and federal agencies and extension clientele.

  4. UK Libraries - Digital Programs

    Preservation and Digital Programs is a unit within the Special Collections and Digital Programs Division of the UK Libraries. Staff in the Preservation and Digital Programs area have imaging expertise and specialize in the reformatting of analog materials such as photographs, maps, manuscripts, newspapers, and microfilm into digital form. The staff also has expertise in paper conservation, digital preservation, repository infrastructure and digital curation. - Kentuckian Digital Library - Preservation and Digital Programs


  1. Center for Computational Sciences (CCS)

    The Center for Computational Sciences (CCS) is a multidisciplinary research center whose purpose is to provide assistance to faculty and students in high performance research computing. CCS provides assistance through direct consultation with research groups on problems in computational research, use of the university and TeraGrid high performance computing resources, and parallel computational code development. Our Center also provides assistance in identifying and fostering opportunities for collaborative interaction between interdisciplinary research groups at different Kentucky universities and for collaborative research between UK and other institutions outside of Kentucky such as the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois. In additional CCS participates collaboratively in selected computational research projects in a number of areas including advanced materials science and nanotechnology, alternative energy resources, molecular bioscience, bioinformatics, computational grid development, and the application of high performance computing in the humanities.

  2. Campus Champions

    The Campus Champion Program provides a source of local, regional and national high-performance computing and cyberinfrastructure information on the UK campus, including resources and services available through the NSF program that will benefit research and education at UK. The campus champion also can provide temporary start-up accounts so you can quickly get started while applying for your own account.

  3. TeraGrid

    TeraGrid is an open scientific discovery infrastructure combining leadership class resources at eleven partner sites to create an integrated, persistent, high-performance computational resource.

    Using high-performance network connections, the TeraGrid integrates high-performance computers, data resources and tools, and high-end experimental facilities around the country. Currently, TeraGrid resources include more than a petaflop of computing capability and more than 30 petabytes of online and archival data storage, with rapid access and retrieval over high-performance networks. Researchers can also access more than 100 discipline-specific databases. With this combination of resources, the TeraGrid is the world's largest, most comprehensive distributed cyberinfrastructure for open scientific research.

    TeraGrid is coordinated through the Grid Infrastructure Group (GIG) at the University of Chicago, working in partnership with the Resource Provider sites: Indiana University, the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, the National Institute for Computational Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, Purdue University, San Diego Supercomputer Center, Texas Advanced Computing Center, and University of Chicago/Argonne National Laboratory, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

  4. Internet2 – Research and Education Networks
    While all colleges and universities are connected to the “commodity” Internet, research universities and many other institutions around the world are also served by “Research and Education” networks that typically offer higher performance, dedicated bandwidth, or other specialized services. A set of national, state, and regional networks provide end-to-end services connecting participating institutions. Two national-level R&E networks in the U.S. are Internet2 and National LambdaRail (NLR). Representatives of these two networks will discuss the concept of R&E networks, services available from their respective networks, and how researchers and instructors can take advantage of advanced network services.

  5. UK IT

    The Infrastructure Operations Group, headed by John Tibe, is responsible for the software and hardware maintenance of the HPC environment at UK. This group is also responsible for the network infrastructure at the University. The Customer Experience Operations Group, headed by Kathy Hamperian, is responsible for the SSTARS Center, the Customer Service Center (including computer account creation and maintenance), and the student computing labs.

    The IT web site is:

  6. Laboratory for Advanced Networking

    The Laboratory for Advanced Networking at the University of Kentucky is a research facility focused on the issues the encompass the next generation Internet. Faculty research includes exploration of next generation internet architectures, wireless and mobile computing, programmable networks, content distribution systems, web and data mining, resilient and fault tolerant distributed computing systems, software engineering approaches, and emerging cloud computing and virtualization techniques. The lab also housed the Edulab facility which is part of the Global Environment for Networking Initiatives (GENI) testbed network.


  1. Social Sciences Teaching and Research Statistics (SSTARS)

    The SSTARS Center has three main functions: Statistical software licensing, Statistical consulting, and research poster printing. The SSTARS Center is located on the 2nd floor of the Young Library behind the reference desk, and the poster printing is in the basement behind the Cisco Systems Help desk.

  2. Center for Biomedical Informatics

    Biomedical informatics develops new tools, methods, and algorithms in the study and application of information technology and computer science as well as decision making, human problem solving, cognitive science, standards, policies, and human factors. Inherently interdisciplinary, biomedical informatics provides bridging expertise between computer scientists and biomedical researchers and practitioners. Biomedical Informatics is interdisciplinary encompassing: Biological Sciences, Cognitive Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering, Health Sciences, Information Science, and Statistics with subdisciplines in: Information Structure & Semantic Relationships, Workflow Fit & Evaluation, Algorithms/Models/Systems, and Application Domains.

  3. UK Libraries

    The University of Kentucky Library is a network of experts in the retrieval of information in the research literature. They support the researcher by acquiring or creating the tools necessary to access this vast body of literature and assisting in the use of these tools. The library provides an in depth collection of the recorded research in electronic, print and microform formats as well as access to literature from around the world though a number of services. The Library is located in 13 facilities around the campus covering a wide range of disciplines and offering a number of specialized services.

  4. Center for Risk Sciences

    The Center for Risk Sciences is an interdisciplinary initiative in risk and crisis communication research at the College of Communications and Information Studies focused on the following strategic objectives:
    - Coordinating Research Activities and Linking Research Results
    - Cultivating Scholarly Networks
    - Strengthening Communication Infrastructure in Communities
    - Translating Science into Practice (Implementation Science)
    - Catalyzing Organizational and Community Resilience
    - Building Knowledge Bases in Risk and Crisis Communication
    - Clarifying the Reciprocal Influence of Policy, Media, and Public Opinion

  6. VP for Research - Centers, Core Facilities & Research Resources

    The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) provides multiple services to support research on campus, including offices that assist with finding and applying for external grants and an office that ensures all research is carried out in compliance with applicable rules and regulations. The OVPR also supervises and subsidizes multiple core research facilities to provide campus researchers with access to cutting-edge equipment and expertise. These facilities, in addition to the Center for Computational Sciences, include the Clinical Research Development and Operations Center (CRDOC), the Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR), the Flow Cytometry Core Facility, the Imaging Facility, the Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Center (MRISC), the Mass Spectrometry Facility, the Microarray Core Facility, the Proteomics Core Facility the Transgenic Mouse Facility and the Survey Research Center.