UK Partners

Applied Statistics Lab (ASL) – Arnold Stromberg, Director

The primary purpose of the ASL is to build collaborative bridges between statisticians and other investigators – not simply serve as a consulting shop.  Our goal is to improve breadth and quality of statistical support for scholarship across the University.

Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) – Rodney Andrews, Director

CAER investigates energy technologies to improve the environment; contributes to technically sound policies related to coal, energy and the environment; adds to the teaching and instruction aim of UK by educating students from pre-college to postgraduate levels and being involved in labor force development for Kentucky; promotes UK’s objective of developing and benefiting from its Intellectual Property with a balance between the publication of scientific results and patenting; and provides public service through scientific education and its energy-related competencies.

Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments (CVVE) – Brent Seales, Director

CVVE 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.

Institute for Biomedical Informatics (IBI) – Jeffrey Talbert, Interim Director

IBI translates data to knowledge to improve human health and effectively use the latest technology and tools for the advancement of biological sciences.  The IBI promotes translational team science and engages the entire campus to develop and grow informatics and data science training programs, share research and data infrastructure, and enable technology innovation.

Kentucky Geological Survey (KGS) – William Haneberg, Director

KGS’s mission is to support sustainable prosperity of the Commonwealth, the vitality of its flagship university, and the welfare of its people.  KGS does this by conducting research and providing unbiased information about geologic resources, environmental issues and natural hazards affecting Kentucky.

Kentucky Transportation Center (KTC) – Joseph Crabtree, Director

Since 1981, the Kentucky Transportation Center (KTC) has been a leader at the state and national levels in multidisciplinary transportation research. The Center uses applied research to develop innovative, safe, and effective transportation solutions and to explore a range of questions related to the nation’s transportation infrastructure. To this day, the Center remains the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s official research arm.

LAP (Linguistic Atlas Project) – Allison Burkette, Director

The Linguistic Atlas Project (LAP) consists of a set of survey research projects about the words and pronunciation of everyday American English, the largest project of its kind in the country. Beginning in 1929 interviews with thousands of native speakers have been carried out in different regions of the country–and primary interviews are still going on in the Western States.  A total of over 800 topics were covered in each interview in most regions, to elicit the common words in use for them. The regional surveys have revealed a tremendous wealth of language variation in American English, both in vocabulary and pronunciation. A large part of the continental US has been surveyed, all of the US east of the Mississippi, but most of the results of the interviews have not yet been published in an accessible way.

Moseley Bioinformatics Lab (MBL) – Hunter Moseley, Director

The Moseley Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Lab focus on the application of computational, mathematical, and statistical methods to specific problems in systems biochemistry, metabolomics, and structural biology.

Non-UK Partners

CaRCC (Campus Research Computing Consortium)

An organization of dedicated professionals developing, advocating for, and advancing campus research computing and data and associated professions. Current focus areas include building community among research computing and data professionals, connecting the broader research computing and data ecosystem, professionalization and workforce development, and defining stakeholders and shared value propositions for the community at a time of accelerating change. Current focus areas include the following tracks: Data, System, Researcher, and Emerging Centers.

Coalition of Academic Scientific Computation (CASC) – Lisa Arafune, Director

CASC is an educational nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with member institutions representing many of the nation’s most forward-thinking universities and computing centers. CASC is dedicated to advocating for the use of the most advanced computing technology to accelerate scientific discovery for national competitiveness, global security, and economic success, as well as develop a diverse and well-prepared 21st century workforce.

Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology (K2I) – Lydia Kavraki, Director

Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) – John Towns, Director

The National Science Foundation’s Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), the world’s largest distributed infrastructure for open scientific research, is a single virtual system that scientists can use to share computing resources, data, and expertise through a premier collection of integrated digital resources and services. Through the XSEDE Campus Champions program, UK researchers have on-campus consulting resources to submit allocation requests to XSEDE and to access powerful national supercomputing facilities for modeling, simulation, and advanced data and visualization analysis. In addition to allowing researchers to run their own custom code, most well-known major scientific codes are available through XSEDE resources. These resources are available at no cost to users who have submitted proposals and been approved.