The Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC) is the research arm of the Alliance of Computing, Information and Automation (ACIA) at Michigan Tech. It leads and promotes the ACIA mission—to provide faculty and students the opportunity to work across organizational boundaries to create an environment that is a reflection of contemporary technological innovation. This collaboration allows for a convergence in communication, control and computing that mirrors today’s industry and society.


The mission of the Institute of Computing and Cybersystems is to promote research and learning experiences in the areas of cyber-physical systems, cybersecurity, data sciences, human-centered computing, and scalable architectures and systems for the benefit of Michigan Tech and society at large.

What People are Saying

In today’s world the lines between the traditional academic areas have disappeared. Engineers code, programmers design semiconductors, and the technologies they use have merged. Today’s graduates need to be able to cross these traditional boundaries. The Institute of Computing and Cybersystems provides a platform for collaboration that brings these disciplines together to address tomorrow’s opportunities in the classroom, the lab, and the workplace.

Dave House, House Family Foundation

There has been some consolidation of existing research organizations on campus, and partly because of that I am optimistic that the ICC will achieve the critical mass necessary for major funding opportunities and external visibility.

Dave Reed, Vice President for Research

We are striving to create an atmosphere of innovation and excitement surrounding computing and cybersystems. Multidisciplinary collaboration is at the heart of our efforts.

Min Song, ICC Founding Director

We stand at the dawn of the era of the Internet of Everything, where computers, sensors and networks play an ever-increasing role in all aspects of our lives. In order for Michigan Tech to remain a national leader as a technological university, it is critical that we have robust, visible programs in computer science and computer engineering and all engineering fields that are touched by computing. I am delighted that we have Min Song here to lead that effort and that he has pulled together the people to create this organization on campus.

Daniel Fuhrmann, ICC Co-Director

The ICC provides an effective structure to allow researchers within Michigan Tech’s Alliance for Computing, Information, and Automation and across the university to develop competitive proposals and conduct significant research.

Jim Frendewey, Dean, School of Technology


  • Bring faculty and students together to discover innovative new knowledge in the field of computing
  • Foster interdisciplinary collaborations and enable faculty to develop multidisciplinary proposals and conduct impactful research which otherwise would not be possible
  • Create a platform for broad sets of national and international collaborations to make valuable contributions to the field
  • Promote The Alliance for Computing, Information, and Automation (ACIA) external visibility

Annual Report


Timothy Havens
ICC Director

Daniel Fuhrmann
ICC Co-Director

Center Directors

Timothy Havens
ICC Associate Director
Center for Data Sciences

Guy Hembroff
ICC Associate Director
Center for Cybersecurity

Sarah Sun
ICC Associate Director
Center for Cyber-Physical Systems

Elizabeth Veinott
ICC Associate Director
Center for Human-Centered Computing

Funding Sponsors