The interdisciplinary strength of CSL has led to the formation of several Institutes: the Advanced Digital Sciences Center in Singapore, the Information Trust Institute and the Parallel Computing Institute. These institutes are shaping and changing the way people live, work and play.

Illinois Advanced Research Center at Singapore

The Illinois Advanced Research Center at Singapore focuses on breakthrough innovations that are expected to have a major impact in transforming human beings’ utilization of information technology. IARCS was established in 2009 by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), a Singapore government agency, and is Illinois' first overseas engineering research center.

IARCS research is currently focused on projects in interactive digital media, smart grid and other areas.

Director: David Nicol (Director of Research); Bih Hian (Jayson) Koh (Managing Director)

Information Trust Institute

The Information Trust Institute (ITI) provides national leadership combining research and education with industrial outreach in trustworthy and secure information systems. ITI brings together over 100 faculty and senior researchers, many graduate student researchers, and industry partners to conduct foundational and applied research that is supporting the creation of critical applications and cyber infrastructures. In doing so, ITI is creating computer systems, software, and networks that society can depend on to be trustworthy, meaning that it is secure, dependable (reliable and available), correct, safe, private, and survivable. Instead of concentrating on narrow and focused technical solutions, ITI aims to create a new paradigm for designing trustworthy systems from the ground up and validating systems that are intended to be trustworthy.

ITI is a partnership between academia and industry that is targeting application areas such as electric power, financial systems, defense, and homeland security, among others. ITI brings together industry and faculty researchers to create economic opportunity by achieving rapid technology transfer into new products and services and skilled workforce development.

Director: David M. Nicol