Why Scientific Workflows?

Scientific workflows are a flexible representation to declaratively express applications with data and control dependencies, and are mainstream in domains such as astronomy, physics, climate science, earthquake science, biology, and others. Learn more.


Our Vision

The SciTech research group aims to empower the scientific community by tightening the relations between the domain scientists and current computational resources. As a result, scientists can focus on their research questions, while our open-source tools provide the computational foundations to seamlessly run their experiments and analyses in local and distributed resources.


We provide tools to automate and advance scientific analyses from the scientist's desktop to clouds and world-class supercomputers. Learn more.


We enable computational reproducible research via data provenance, and data and software preservation mechanisms. Learn more.

Big Data

Our tools automatically manage large volumes of data transfers between different computational resources and data repositories. Learn more.

Data Science

We provide tools to collect fine-grained performance data from experiments and the computational environment. Learn more.

Latest News

ISI Research Director Ewa Deelman named IEEE Fellow
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  ISI research director Ewa Deelman has been named a 2018 Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Deelman, who also holds a faculty appointment as research professor of computer science at USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering, … Read More

NSF Award: In Situ Data Analytics for Next Generation Molecular Dynamics Workflows
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A recently funded NSF project aim to use Pegasus workflows for integrating Molecular Dynamics Simulation and analytics, so that changes in molecular properties can be detected quickly. The project also includes workflow experts from the University of Southern California Information Sciences … Read More

Seminar: Research and development of advanced information processing technologies and intelligent systems for supporting geosciences innovations
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Since October 2016, Rosa Filgueira has been working at the British Geological Survey (BGS) as a Senior Data Scientist. She is involved in a variety of national and international research projects where she applies different technologies from Data Science and … Read More

Seminar: The Center for Trustworthy Scientific Cyberinfrastructure: Five Years Later
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In March of 2013 I visited ISI and presented on what was then the fledging Center for Trustworthy Scientific Cyberinfrastructure (CTSC), an effort to provide the NSF community with cybersecurity expertise and leadership. It’s been nearly five years since and … Read More

Nobel Prize-winning discovery on Gravitational Waves came about with contributions from Pegasus
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  By Emily Gersema, USC News The Nobel Prize-winning discovery that gravitational waves exist in the universe, which in turn further confirmed Albert Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, was made possible in part by a collaboration with USC computer scientists. … Read More

Pegasus receives continued support from the National Science Foundation
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The Pegasus team is pleased to announce that it has received a new grant from the National Science Foundation to support new development and maintenance of the Pegasus Workflow Management System.   It will support Pegasus for the next 5 years … Read More

Seminar: Who is afraid of I/O? – Exploring I/O Challenges and Opportunities at the Exascale
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Clear trends in the past and current petascale systems (i.e., Jaguar and Titan) and the new generation of systems that will transition us toward exascale (i.e., Aurora and Summit) outline how concurrency and peak performance are growing dramatically, however, I/O … Read More

DoE Panorama project was awarded Best Demo Second Runner-up at GENI Engineering Conference 25
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Early this month, Anirban Mandal and Paul Ruth (members of the DoE Panorama project at RENCI) presented a Panorama-based demo at the GENI Engineering Conference 25, and finished in the third place.   Data Flow Prioritization for Scientific Workflows Using … Read More