At the Center for Science of Information, our mission is to advance science and technology through a new quantitative understanding of the representation, communication, and processing of information in biological, physical, social, and engineered systems. We aim to do this through the following goals:
- Integrative research: Create a shared intellectual space, integral to the center's activities, providing a collaborative research environment that crosses disciplinary and institutional boundaries.
- Education, human resources, and diversity: Integrate cutting-edge, multidisciplinary research and education efforts across the center to advance the training and diversity of the work force.
- Knowledge transfer: Develop effective mechanisms for interactions between the center and external stakeholders to support the exchange of knowledge, data, and the application of new technologies.
- Leadership and management: Accomplish the center's mission through inspirational leadership, inclusive and transparent decision-making, catalyzing new research opportunities, and facilitating collaborative efforts.
- Ethics: Implement a multidisciplinary and multi-institutional program to inform and guide all members of the center on the ethical and responsible conduct of scientific research.
Fostering a Productive Research and Education Environment
A diverse, inclusive community is an integral part of the Purdue experience.
It is vital that we:
- Create and sustain a welcoming campus where all students can excel
- Increase and retain the number of historically underrepresented and diverse students, faculty and staff at Purdue
- Prepare all students to thrive in our diverse, global environment
Statement from the National Science Foundation
“As the primary funding agency of fundamental science and engineering research in the United States, NSF is committed to promoting safe, productive research and education environments for current and future scientists and engineers. We consider the Principal Investigator (PI) and any co-PI(s) identified on an NSF award to be in positions of trust. The PI and co-PI and all grant personnel must comport themselves in a responsible and accountable manner, including during the performance of award activities conducted outside the organization, such as at field sites or facilities, or during conferences and workshops.”