Computer Application Laboratory

Computer Application Laboratory

Welcome to the Computer Application Laboratory (CAL) web pages! Our goal is to provide useful information to make your use of the CAL facilities more enjoyable, secure and productive.

Description: Computer labs are typically provided by libraries to the public, by academic institutions to students who attend the institution, or by other institutions to the public or to people affiliated with that institution. Users typically must follow a certain user policy to retain access to the computers. This generally consists of the user not engaging in illegal activities or attempting to circumvent any security or content-control software while using the computers. In public settings, computer lab users are often subject to time limits, in order to allow more people a chance to use the lab, whereas in other institutions, computer access typically requires valid personal login credentials, which may also allow the institution to track the user’s activities.  In some cases, generally in academic institutions, student laptops or laptop carts take the place of dedicated computer labs, although computer labs still have a place in applications requiring special software or hardware not practically implementable in personal computers.

The Computer Science Laboratory studies the logical foundations of scalable systems that are beyond the scope of traditional testing or simulation, and builds and applies efficient high-level tools for rigorous mechanical analysis. Current systems of interest include not only traditional computer hardware and software, but also biological systems and nanoelectronics.