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.