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Center for Integrated Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (CITLS)
Computing and Software Systems        UW Bothell   
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Munehiro Fukuda

Charles Jackels

Michael Stiber

Kelvin Sung
Mission Statement: Foster faculty student collaborative activities based on faculty scholarship.

The University of Washington Bothell (UWB) Computing and Software Systems Center for Integrated Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (CITLS) was established in the Fall Quarter of 2001. It is designed to foster faculty/student collaborative activities based on faculty scholarship that will benefit UWB technology education programs. The goals of the center include: creating opportunities for students to gain experience from working on practical projects, generating study results from cutting edge technology to enrich classroom instruction, and supporting faculty scholarship activities.

The CITLS is housed within a 1150 square-foot space in the UW Bothell Computing & Software Systems Program. All laboratories within the Center are interconnected via gigabit ethernet, which in turn is connected to the UWB campus backbone and the internet.

Computing facilities include: two dual processor Sun Ultra 60s with Expert 3D graphics and 1 gigabyte RAM (one with a 24 inch wide-screen display), two Sun Ultra 10s with Creator 3D graphics, a 12-processor Linux cluster with a dedicated 4 billion bit per second Myrinet network interconnection and 6 gigabytes RAM, several Windows PCs with high-end graphics hardware, Linux PCs, Macintoshes running Mac OS X, and media acquisition devices (digital video cameras, microphones, etc).

Much of the initial outfitting of the laboratory, including installation of the gigabit networking, was made possible by support from a Worthington Technology Award to Center faculty.

   Member Laboratories

Biocomputing Lab (BCL):
The Biocomputing Laboratory (BCL) is a home for teaching, learning, and research for computer scientists, engineers, biologists, and theoreticians interested in combining discoveries in computing, biology, engineering, and mathematics to improve our understanding of biology and to build better computer systems. The BCL has a multidisciplinary focus, with great emphasis placed on bridging the semantic gap between these fields of study. We want to create an environment where no field these fields of study. We want to create an environment where no field is primary. In the BCL, computers are not an enabling technology, biology is not an application area, and mathematics is not fundamental background. Our goal is to combine inquiry in all these fields --- without regard to preconceived notions of disciplinary boundariesto explore, to learn, to teach, to discover, and to invent. Current work in the BCL falls into four major categories: Neuronal Coding, Sensorimotor Systems and Central Pattern Generators, Informatics, and Computational Neuroscience.
Center for Multimedia Research (CMMR):
The Interdisciplinary Center for Multi-Media Research (CMMR) was established with an equipment grant from the University of Washington, Bothell to research and develop new technologies in the delivery and presentation of 3D digital multimedia. The long-term goal of the CMMR is to build technology that supports the total immersion of audiences in remote real world events in real time. For example, instead of passively viewing the aftermath of a nature disaster or a surgical procedure on television, we propose to immerse a viewer into the environment, witnessing the events as they unfold. This is much like the total immersion experience of virtual reality. The difference is that in our case, the audiences are immersed in a real world environment with on-going real life events. Our audiences do not actively interact with the environment but become active observers in experiencing the events without actual participation.
Distributed Systems Lab (DSL)
DSL is focusing on constructing a distributed job coordination infrastructure as its main project. The coordination of high-performance computing applications burdens users with searching for and co-scheduling distributed computing resources, dispatching their jobs, and transferring the results back to them. DSL is working on the automation of such job coordination procedures using mobile agents. Upon receiving a users job request, a mobile agent navigates over the network in search for computing resources such as cluster computers, coordinates the job execution, and reports computation results to its user. The autonomy of mobile agents not only allows for the offloading of the job coordination task from the user but also has the potential to simplify the maintenance and upgrading of remote computing resources.
Scientific Computing Lab (SCL):

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