The Distributed Analytics and Security Institute (DASI) is part of the High Performance Computing
Collaboratory at Mississippi State University. DASI is dedicated to excellence
in the areas of
distributed computing, big data analytics, cyber security, and critical infrastructure protection.
The primary focus of the DASI is to coordinate, facilitate, and expand research activities across
academic and research units involved in the application of high performance distributed computing
platforms to the areas of big data analytics, cyber security, and critical infrastructure protection.
DASI also provides science-based strategies aimed at increasing our ability to process large volumes
of data in a highly secure way over a secure infrastructure.
DASI is a unique multidisciplinary center dedicated to excellence in research and will carry out its mission by:
- Generating high-quality basic and applied research in the areas of distributed computing, big data analytics,
and cyber security;
- Bringing together scientific and technical expertise from the private, public, and academic worlds;
- Using state-of-the-art high performance computing technology and analytical procedures to increase the
cyber security capability of organizations across the spectrum from local government to federal government,
corporations to academia;
- Providing training for first-responders and wounded warriors to put into practice the technology developed
in the center.
Specifically, the center helps expand research opportunities and promote economic development that leads to a better
quality of life in Mississippi and throughout the nation by integrating and organizing the university's extensive
capabilities and forming relationships with agencies to improve the cyber security awareness and intelligence
capabilities at all levels.
Principle Points of Contact
Dr. David A. Dampier
Distributed Analytics and Security Institute, Director
Dr. Tommy Morris
Distributed Analytics and Security Institute, Associate Director