Cornell is a learning community that seeks to serve society by educating the leaders of tomorrow and extending the frontiers of knowledge. CAC staff engage in the education of Cornellians, the national research community, and industry professionals.
Educating Undergraduate & Graduate Students
CAC staff and its affiliates teach courses in Computing and Information Science
and other departments at Cornell. Examples are:
CAC is also providing educational workshops to Clinical and Translational Science Center students at the Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City.
Engaging Students in Emerging Technologies
Undergraduate and graduate students employed by the Cornell Center for Advanced Computing learn about emerging technologies and apply them in challenging research projects.
What I learned about on-line technologies working as a student at the Center was pivotal in developing the skills I used to pioneer the first version of the Blackboard Learning System.
Daniel Cane, Co-Founder, Blackboard
Collaborating with Cornell Faculty
CAC collaborates with the Faculty of Computing and Information Science (CIS) and other departments in course development and research.
Over 25 academic departments cross-list
CIS courses. CIS units include:
Collaborating with the National Community
CAC hosted a national NSF-sponsored national workshop on sustainable funding and business
models for cyberinfrastructure research facilities. 119 HPC directors, CIOs, research VPs,
and technologists participated. See the Sustainable Research Computing Centers (SRCC) wiki
for complete information on this timely topic and to join the SRCC Linkedin group.
CAC staff present papers at conferences sponsored by leading associations such as the American Physical Society, the Association for Computing Machinery, and IEEE.
CAC also participates in events such as the Biomedical HPC Leadership Summit, CMS Storage and Data Access Evolution Workshop, and Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC), EDUCAUSE, NSF, SC, and TeraGrid conferences and workshops. CAC’s director, David Lifka, is the Vice-Chair of CASC.
The Center also hosts high-performance computing and data analysis workshops that feature technology leaders from academe and industry. Recent speakers include Cluster Resources, Cisco, Dell, DataDirect Networks, Intel, Microsoft, and Red Hat.