Computing & Statistics
The USC GIS Research Laboratory develops new analytic tools, builds spatially explicit urban and environmental modeling applications, conducts spatial analysis, and produces customized maps and related information products. The lab resources include two servers with nearly one terabyte of online storage, twenty Sun and Dell workstations, site licenses and support for several specialized geospatial software and environmental modeling packages.
Dr. John P. Wilson
Director, GIS Research Laboratory
University of Southern California
Kaprielian Hall, Room 416
3620 South Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0255
Set of high performance computer resources, recently ranked as the second-fastest computing cluster in an academic setting in the country. Primary resources include a Linux cluster supercomputer and Sun Fire 15K shared memory system.
Maureen Dougherty, Manager
University Computing Center
1010 West Jefferson Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90089
Information Technology Services
USC’s Information Technology Services offers a range of software and web-based resources. It holds university-wide licenses for many software suites, as well as information about locally-held licenses at USC. It offers consulting services for statistics software. Its Web Design division offers fee-based website hosting and design consulting.
School Contacts for IT Resources
Faculty and staff should consult this list to identify their local IT contact for their schools or departments. In cases where the school or department maintains its own help desk, please contact the help desk first.
The Norris Cancer Center Biostatistics Core has statisticians available to provide statistical support to clinical, basic science, and cancer cause and prevention investigators. This support may range from simple advice, to participating in the design of the research project, to carrying out aspects of the data management and statistical analysis of a project. The center’s statisticians bring expertise in the area of cancer clinical trials, epidemiologic research, and molecular epidemiology and genetics.
Dr. Susan Groshen
USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
1441 Eastlake Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Software is provided for analysis of genomic data, including: statistical analysis of high-throughput data and DNA/protein sequence analysis; comprehensive functional analysis and advanced literature and data search and mining.
NML Bioinformatics Services Program
NML RM 201
Health Science Campus, USC
Yibu Chen Ph.D.
Meng Li Dual M.S.
(323)442-3309 Yibu Chen
(323)442-3447 Meng Li Dual
The Statistical Consultation and Research Center integrates statistical, epidemiological and computing resources and offers them to professionals conducting clinical and biomedical research. The SCRC consists of a team of statisticians, epidemiologists, programmers, project coordinators and data managers to support clinical and prevention trials, observational and retrospective studies, and cross-sectional and longitudinal surveys.
Keck Division of Biostatistics
Dr. Stanley P. Azen
Department of Preventive Medicine
1540 Alcazar Street
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9010
The Vector Core provides assistance in the design and construction viral vectors, as well as in the production of viral particles for gene-modified in vitro as well as in vivo studies. The Vector Core also provides consulting services to help researchers identify their gene transfer needs, determine the best way to produce gene-modified cells, and to assist in experimental troubleshooting.
Lingtao Wu, M.D.
Smith Research Tower
4546 Sunset Blvd., Rm 405
Los Angeles, CA 90027