Computer Science—systems research and innovation hub

Change computing through the new CERES Center and a research focus on energy efficiency, resilience, and security

Computing devices have transformed nearly every aspect of our lives, yet computer systems are still wasteful, fragile, and insecure. The goal of the computer science department’s CERES center is to engineer “unstoppable computing” by exploring new architectures for hardware and software that exceed current energy efficiency and function, building resilience to large-scale failure, and achieving total defense against malicious attacks.

Donors can provide the resources to anchor the CERES center as a hub for innovative systems research, connecting the University to corporate partners and the community at large. The CERES center seeks to expand its team of over 30 researchers by creating positions for postdoctoral fellows and outstanding graduate students, providing junior faculty fellowships, and attracting senior faculty in security research.