Center for Excellence in Knowledge Management & Computational Science
Welcome to CECS
Our nation's security and robust economy rely heavily on infrastructures for communication, energy distribution, water supply, finance, and transportation systems. Some of the civilian infrastructures provide a range of essential services that are necessary to support nation's economy and our quality of life. Computer Science Department has established a Center for Excellence in Knowledge Management and Computational Science (CECS) to under take the nation's needs. The Center will bring several disciplines Computer Science, Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Mathematics together in the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences (NBS). The Center will be used to integrate knowledge and expertise in all the listed disciplines in the newly established College shared facilities. The center is to support programs such as bio-terrorism, network security, bioinformatics and other related areas. The center has the capacity to build infrastructure and new masters programs. The center involves a diverse group of NBS faculty and students in the projects. The Faculty and students come from different disciplines within California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) and community colleges in partnership with the University.
The CECS Center serves as a bridge between the technological skills development from the academic community and the economic requirements of the industrial, transportation, and security communities. It provides students with research training and hands-on experiences using state-of-the-art facilities in the various aspects of computational science and related fields that contribute to the further development of homeland security. The Center’s programs focus on the following objectives:
- Development of technology-based research and educational programs that will allow the University to participate effectively in public/private partnerships targeting homeland security.
- Engagement of faculty in cyber security, data mining, sensor networks, bioinformatics, and related areas of research and education.
- Involvement of undergraduate students in appropriate levels of research activities.
- Provision of research mentors from educational institutions, industry, and specialized laboratories,
- Increased enrollment and retention of students in technology and quantitative areas of science
- Increased participation of women and minorities in technologically-based undergraduate and graduate studies.
- Collaboration with experts from federal, industry, and other research institutions.
The Center's approach is to develop strategically planned activities to recruit faculty and students to participate in highly competitive technological research programs supported by Federal, State and private agencies. Research opportunities are available throughout the academic year and summer. Students joining CECS center, are required to participate in internships and research experiences in other institutions or agencies. These research and educational activities will evolve into new tracks in our existing academic programs, based on the nation's current technological and homeland security needs.
Date Established: October 15, 2005
Nature of Research: Science & Technology and Research Based
Dr. Mohsen Beheshti
CSUDH Computer Science Dept.
1000 E. Victoria St.
Carson, CA 90747