Center for Algorithms and Interactive Scientific Software (CAISS)
CAISS researchers develop open source, graphically driven, software packages for extracting group properties in Infinite Group Theory, statistics, computational algebra and cryptographic protocols. It grew out of work on a graphically driven, easy to use, software package called MAGNUS, designed to answer questions about and to carry out experiments with finitely presented groups. This work has led to the development of a general platform that can house a host of zero learning curve software packages. The first of these packages, one for statistics called Caiss-Stat, is now nearing completion.
CAISS also manages the New York Group Theory Cooperative, which organizes the NY Group Theory Seminar at the Graduate Center, and mentors mathematics and computer science students.