The Computation-based Science and Technology Research Center (CaSToRC) of The Cyprus Institute (CyI) pioneers the introduction, development and employment of intense computational methods and data to advance scientific and technological disciplines. Backed by CyI's Tier-1 supercomputing facility, CaSToRC aspires to cultivate the use of High Performance Computing (HPC) and Data Science in Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean and to serve the needs for computational and data intensive applications. In addition to offering computational resources and training it pursues its own research areas, which currently focus on scientific computing and novel computer architectures, climate and environmental modelling, nuclear and particle physics, fluid dynamics and heat transfer, chemistry and materials science, computational biology, digital cultural heritage and 3D visualization.
Founded in 2009, CaSToRC’s research team comprises of more than 25 researchers and since its creation has secured in excess of €5 million in external funding, mostly from the European Commission.
The acting Director of the Computation-based Science and Technology Research Center is Institute Professor Constantia Alexandrou.
Mission and Vision
The primary goals of CaSToRC are four-fold:
- To create a research program of international caliber in computational and data science, engineering and underlying areas of scientific computing.
- To build and provide supercomputing capability in Cyprus enabling the understanding via simulation of a broad range of complex processes many of which have economic and societal impact.
- To be a catalyst for the development of and education in computation-based science and technology in Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean region.
- To emerge as a regional hub for computational science and scientific computing.