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Centers and institutes serve as hubs of collaboration in areas as diverse as microbiology and papermaking. As innovative and interdisciplinary forums for trailblazing ideas, they allow scholars from across the university to tackle problems and make lasting contributions to the world’s body of knowledge.


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4 Centers & Institutes

  • As part of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, the Center for Vector Biology has been established to provide research and information for the citizens of New Jersey about insects and the diseases they transmit. The center interprets and disseminates data collected by county agencies for surveillance of mosquito vectors and their infection rates for Eastern Equine and West Nile viruses. Population trends for state mosquitoes are reported on a weekly basis.

  • Founded in 2007 at the School of Social Work, the Center on Violence Against Women and Children strives to eliminate physical, sexual, and other forms of violence against women and children and the power imbalances that permit them. We accomplish our mission through a collaborative approach that focuses on multidisciplinary research, education, and community engagement.

  • The Laboratory of Vision Research (LVR) is part of the Center for Cognitive Science within the School of Arts and Sciences, and is founded on three major objectives: to conduct advanced interdisciplinary research in vision by engaging undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral researchers; to offer undergraduate and graduate courses in visual perception and related areas, and to serve as a consulting body to local and global institutions and a link to science journalists.

  • The Visualization Lab (Vizlab) conducts research in the areas of scientific visualization, information visualization, and computer graphics. To help analyze datasets extending to the order of thousands of petabytes, Vizlab is currently focusing on tools to sift and detect activities of interest in such huge datasets. Some of our latest projects include visualizing job database for career counseling, tracking and illustrative visualization of ocean eddies, web-based 3D data visualization, and automatically detecting activities of interest from scientific datasets.