Centers, Institutes and Initiatives
The Morgan State University's Centers, Institutes & Initiatives are important cross-disciplinary efforts that address research and manufacturing challenges too complex for single-investor programs. Additionally, they provide focal points for the development and transfer of new technologies, processes and equipment in a cooperative environment with industry, academia and foundations.
The Center for Cybersecurity Assurance and Policy (CAP) Is the home for the CREAM Lab (Center for Reverse Engineering and Assured Microelectronics of the School of Engineering) and involve contributions from the School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences and the School of Business.
Acknowledging the convergence of disciplines and industries driven by the Fourth Industrial Age, the CAP Center will broaden its focus to address the grand challenges facing the United States as this digital-physical environment continues to grow. To meet these challenges, reverse engineering of IoT related threats will be the primary technology research area for insight, solutions and commercialization. Broader thought leadership in the legal, policy, economic, social and psychological issues impacting the future of the Fourth Industrial Age will be part of the CAP Center's journey.
Patuxent Environmental and Aquatic Research Laboratory (PEARL) The mission of the Patuxent Environmental & Aquatic Research Laboratory is to provide society with the knowledge to solve its environmental challenges through research, education and economic development. Research conducted is designed to increase the understanding of coastal ecosystems so that they may be properly managed and protected. Much of the work is focused on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, such as the Patuxent River.
Center for Global Studies and International Education (CGSIE) The mission is to internationalize the curriculum across disciplines by working collaboratively with academic departments to enhance student and faculty development through workshops, study abroad, internships, exchanges and other relevant international education programs.
Center for Signal and Sensor Processing (SIGSENS) Conducts research and provides signal processing /sensor solutions in the form of mathematical analysis, hardware, software development and algorithm derivation and development.
Center for Advanced Energy Systems and Environmental Control Technologies (CAESECT) Primary mission is to develop fundamental technology to improve energy utilization across a wide range of industries (Waste Management, Alternative Fuels/Renewable Energy, Computer Simulation and Numerical Modeling). In education, it will impart a cross-disciplinary approach to students at all levels. In industrial collaboration, it will work with member companies to develop new methods for advanced energy systems design and environmental control technologies.
Center of Excellence in Tactical and Advanced Communication Technologies (CETACT) Center of Excellence for Tactical and Communication Technologies (CETACT) is an applied research center for the design, implementation, and test & evaluation of advanced embedded systems and technologies. Technology domain includes software-defined radio, cognitive radio, electronic warfare and cyber. The primary research focus is the development of advanced embedded hardware and software in support of advanced platform design and cognitive algorithms. CETACT is developing technologies for multi-band transceivers, multi-mode DSP, machine learning, spectrum management, and cross-layer analytics & control for communication applications.
Center of Microwave /Satellite and Radio Frequency Engineering (COMSARE) Research focus on the development of standard and custom device models for high frequency transistors, and components, the design of high-speed, low-power and high power monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), and engage in the development of advanced CAD tools to enhance device modeling capabilities and processes.
Engineering Visualization and Research Laboratory (EVRL) EVRL develops tools, technology and techniques that provide insight into complex data and concepts by performing research in computational engineering modeling, simulation, visualization. Specific capabilities include: engineering simulation, modeling and controls, complex algorithm development, complex network visualization, portable computing development, advanced display technologies and UAS and avionic control and software systems development.
Center for Biomedical Research (ASCEND) The center is A Student-Centered, Entrepreneurship Development Training Model to Increase Diversity in the Biomedical Research Workforce. The primary goal is to strengthen biomedical training and research infrastructure, by training undergraduate students to become outstanding biomedical researchers. Key areas of interest is to create a new cadre of biomedical researchers who are both familiar with the root causes of health and health disparity problems and highly competent to address them.
Center for Sexual Health Advancement and Prevention Education (SHAPE) Mission is to empower emerging adults with tools and information to make informed decisions that promotes positive health behaviors, as well as a healthy campus environment, that supports the strategic mission of the university (becoming a national leader in providing an environmentally sustainable urban campus designed to support a safe and healthy learning community).
Center for Excellence in Mathematics & Science Education (CEMSE) The mission is to support the enhancement of mathematics and science education academics for students in the state of Maryland by offering a variety of professional development activities for teachers.
Urban Mobility & Equity Center (UMEC) Focuses on research to improve urban mobility of people and goods in an environmentally sustainable and equitable manner. The following are three core research themes:
• Transit/paratransit and freight planning and operations to improve mobility, access and cost efficiency;
• Buyer acceptance, affordability and government promotion of connected and automated vehicles, including social equity considerations during diffusion of technology; or
• Distribution of transportation costs and benefits, including equity of user fees and taxes that fund infrastructure and services.
National Transportation Center (NTC) Primary mission is to advance U.S. technology and expertise in transportation, research, and technology transfer on the university level. The current areas of research focus are transportation and traffic modeling, safety, economics and equity, transportation funding, and infrastructure's effect on aquatic life. The center also aims to increase the number of minorities and women in transportation.
Network Information and Embedded Systems Security Center of Academic Excellence (NIESS-CAE) The Network Information and Embedded Systems Security Center of Academic Excellence (NIESS-CAE) is designed to provide a portal through which our students and faculty can learn about reducing vulnerabilities in our national information infrastructure. By promoting Cyber Defense related education and research through this center, we expect to produce a growing number of professionals with expertise in various Cyber Defense disciplines.