Focus Areas

CERI Focus Areas

Cyber Infrastructure

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Community for cloud computing, networking, storage in research and education. Featured Projects:

  • Engineering Team Working with Port of Alaska, Stakeholders to Assess Operations, Develop Interactive Portal
    • Mizzou Engineers are working with the Port of Alaska and its stakeholders to assess freight and fuel truck operations and develop an interactive digital communication portal for improving visibility into Port operations. Read more.
  • Mizzou Engineering Secures NSF Grant to Increase Computational Storage at MU
    • Prasad Calyam is leading an interdisciplinary project  to provide a large-scale storage solution for the thousands of images being generated daily and leverage artificial intelligence to help researchers analyze the data. Read more.
  • Mizzou Cyber Range to Focus on Cyber Pretense Strategies
    • Armed with new grant funding from the National Security Agency, Prasad Calyam and his team are building the Mizzou Cyber Range through the Mizzou CERI. Read more.
  • Mizzou Engineer Part of Global Team Investigating Blockchain Technologies
    • Mizzou Engineers are part of a new global team investigating how blockchain technology could revolutionize the insurance industry. Read more.
  • NSF Project to Advance Edge Computing
    • Prasad Calyam, an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, is part of a team working to advance edge computing capabilities. Read more.
  • Team Building Computer ‘Blueprints’
    • A Mizzou Engineering team is investigating a method to prescribe blueprints to match the needs of cloud computing consumers with provider capabilities. Read more.

Cyber Vision

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Community for research and education in AR/VR, IoT, computer vision, imaging. Featured projects:

  • CAVE to Provide Immersive Virtual Experience
    • The National Science Foundation awarded a team of Mizzou Engineers a grant to purchase and implement a CAVE, the only one of its kind in Missouri and one of few in the Midwest. Read more.
  • Detecting Deepfake Photos, Videos with a Computerized Brain
    • Dan Lin was awarded nearly $1.2 million from the NSF to design an artificially intelligent computer program to provide real-time detection of deepfake threats. Read more.
  • Genome Sequences Could be Key to COVID-19
    • Associate Professor Praveen Rao received RAPID funding from NSF to democratize genome sequence analysis. Read more.

Cyber Intelligence

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Community for research and education in artificial intelligence, machine learning. Featured projects:

  • Engineers to Use Autonomous Tractor to Study Self-Driving Mechanisms
    • Mizzou Engineers are using Missouri’s first autonomous tractor to better understand self-driving mechanisms and how those systems can work with other technologies. Read more.
  • Calyam, Collaborators Using AI to Assist Local News Organizations
    • Prasad Calyam and team using AI to help narrow the technology gap between national and local newsrooms. Read more.
  • Mizzou Engineering Launches Certificate in AI and Machine Learning
    • Mizzou Engineering has launched a Certificate in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). Read more.
  • Research Team Training AI to Better Detect Small Objects
    • Engineers have worked for three years to see where AI can improve its vision when it comes to small objects. Read more.
  • Team Uses AI to Grow Carbon Nanotubes
    • Engineers turn to artificial intelligence to help grow mass quantities of carbon nanotubes. Read more.
  • Site Provides COVID-19 Information
    • KnowCOVID-19 allows users to search for specific topics related to the coronavirus. Read more.

Cyber Security


Community for research and education in cyber defense, privacy, usability and policy. Featured projects:

  • Calyam Leading Efforts to Establish Zero Trust Cybersecurity Approach for Battlefield Communications
    • A Mizzou Engineer is leading efforts to establish a new cybersecurity approach to better protect classified information and communications on the battlefield. Read more.
  • Mizzou Cybersecurity Center Forms New Industrial Advisory Board
    • Mizzou Cybersecurity Center has assembled an all-star team of industry professionals to guide the future of research and education. Read more.
  • Researchers Aim to Protect Cyber Space in VR Environments
    • A Mizzou Engineering team is beginning to study possible threats with virtual reality and develop ways to combat them. Read more.
  • SFS Scholarship Provides Full Funding
    • The Scholarship for Service (SFS) Program is a $3.6 million project to promote cyber security research and education. Read more.
  • Chadha Protecting Your Data
    • Associate Professor Rohit Chadha is working on a project around verification of differential privacy mechanisms. Read more.

Cyber Training

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Community for research and education in artificial intelligence, machine learning. Featured projects:

  • REU: Students Explore Consumer Networking Technologies
    • Undergraduate students  10 weeks at Mizzou Engineering conducting research around technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), computer vision, cybersecurity and large language models like ChatGPT. Read more.
  • Students Conduct Research Through REU
    • Participants of the Research Experiences for Undergraduates program gained a deeper appreciation of research. Read more.
  • Mizzou Offers Cyber Security Camp
    • The Hacker Tracker Cyber Security Virtual Camp gave participants an opportunity to learn coding and cyber defense. Read more.
  • Past Participants Tout Benefits of REU
    • Students who participated in the NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates program say it is life changing. Read more.