Workgroups and Organization of Arts & Sciences Computing

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SAS Computing is a department within SAS Finance and Administration, under the direction of Vice Dean Matthew Lane. Warren Petrofsky is the Senior Director of SAS Computing.

SAS Computing is comprised of the following workgroups.

Desktop Computing and Network Services (DCS/NS) provides first-tier desktop support to most central administrative offices in SAS and second-tier desktop support to other SAS Computing LSPs, manages the desktop computer allocations program, administers a number of Windows servers used for School-wide services, such as the Active Directory infrastructure, data backup, file and printer sharing, the SAS calendaring system, and other desktop managment and security functions. DCS/NS staff, working in close coordiination with SASC LSPs and ISC Networking staff, also coordinate services for the wired and wireless networks used across SAS.

Information Security and Unix Systems (ISUS) operates the main SAS email server and other multiuser or multitasking servers and workstations used for research and instruction. This workgroup was previously called Workstation Services.

Institutional Research and Application Development (IRAD) creates web-enabled database applications for administrative clients and provides computing support to division offices in the School of Arts and Sciences.

Instructional Technology supports computer labs, classroom technology, Canvas, multi-media services, and other technology resources for teaching.

Research Data Services (RDS) hosts files for research projects to share. RDS has two units: Social Sciences Computing (SSC) supports departments and centers in the social sciences, and Statistical Computing Group (SCG) supports faculty and staff conducting quantitative research.

Natural Science LSPs provide local computer support for departments and centers in the natural sciences.