About SAS Computing
Dependable, up-to-date information technology is vital to the academic mission of the School and the University. Our faculty, staff, and students use information technology (sometimes in very creative ways) in the service of research and learning. SAS Computing is the department of the School of Arts & Sciences that is responsible for supporting their use of information technology. SAS Computing staff members work year-round to make sure our students, faculty, and staff have the technological tools they need for outstanding educational achievements in the Information Age.
Computing support for students is provided by both SAS Computing and other groups at Penn, including College House Computing and the Computing Resource Center (CRC) located at Sansom Place West, 3650 Chestnut St., Suite 202. Visit our Computing Help page for students for more information.
Computing support for SAS faculty and staff is coordinated through local support providers (LSPs). You can identify your LSP by checking the list of departments and centers. Please visit the Computing Help page for faculty and staff for more information.
- Desktop Computing and Network Services (DCS/NS), directed by Brian Doherty
- Information Security and Unix Systems (ISUS), directed by Warren Petrofsky
- Institutional Research and Application Development (IRAD), directed by Mary Costigan
- Instructional Technology, directed by John MacDermott
- Social Sciences Computing (SSC) & Student Technology, directed by Chris Mustazza
Each division consists of more specialized subdivisions such as Network Services, Information Security, Institutional Research, Multi-Media Services, and Social Sciences Computing. For more information, consult our page on Workgroups and Organization of SAS Computing or download a complete organizational chart for SAS Computing (pdf format).
SAS Computing staff members are distributed throughout the School’s departments and units in order to provide more immediate, more specialized, and more personalized service. Use the following staff listings to find the people you need.
- Senior staff members
- Full-time staff members
- Local support providers (LSPs) for SAS academic departments
- Local support providers (LSPs) for other SAS units
Projects and Initiatives
During the summer and early fall of 2008, SAS Computing has been involved in several new projects and initiatives. We collaborated with ISC (the central Penn computing organization) to replace the AirSAS wireless network with the AirPennNet wireless network. We also collaborated with ISC to install technology in more classrooms. We began using SAS Spam Shield, an effective defense against spam. The new Computing website was another project. For more information, see our list of recent posts about our Projects & Initiatives.