The Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer oversees the division responsible for providing technology and services that enable:
- Enhanced support for teaching and learning
- Participation and support for research activities
- Outreach, partnerships with communities, and advanced networking and communications
- Access, security, and maintenance of information systems that allow the university to accomplish its missions
Oversight of the security of university information technology resources and information is entrusted to the Vice President for Information Technology by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
The 2012-2018 Strategic Plan for the Division of Information Technology provides a high-level framework for further strategic and tactical planning to support the university’s long-range plan, “A Plan for a New Horizon – Envisioning Virginia Tech 2012-2018,” emerging Beyond Boundaries plans, and to position the division to meet the university’s technology needs into the future.
IT Events Calendar
- Feb 20, 2018 Torgersen Hall 1100 Intro to ARC Systems This class will provide an overview of high-performance computing from a beginner's perspective. It will cover the following topics: 1) What is supercomputing? 2) Why is supercomputing or parallel computing important 3) Key terminology and concepts in parallel and supercomputing 4) What do modern supercomputers look like? 5) Theoretical background for parallel computing Any or all interested parties are welcome. Participants are not expected to have any background or familiarity with supercomputing or even programming to attend this session. This session provides an overview of the high-performance computing (HPC) resources managed by Advanced Research Computing(ARC) followed by a hands-on introduction to the user environment. This session also provides an excellent opportunity for less experienced HPC users to acquaint themselves with the systems available at Virginia Tech and become more comfortable with their use.
- Feb 23, 2018 Torgersen Hall 1100 Hands on GPU-R Building off Parallel R class
- Mar 01, 2018 Torgersen Hall 1100 Web 3D Publishing This session will survey the methods and technologies for publishing interactive 3D worlds to the World Wide Web. Using real examples, this session will introduce attendees to the file formats to web services delivering the power of 3D graphics and online applications.
- Mar 13, 2018 Torgersen Hall 1100 Visualization Zoo Visualization is a core competency in the knowledge economy. This session will provide an interactive survey of Information Visualization techniques and tools with special focus on a critical review of approaches and tradeoffs.
Administration & Planning (A&P) group plays a variety of roles for the Division of Information Technology (IT). Areas of responsibility include strategic planning; policy development; communications within IT and with the university community; project coordination between elements of IT; project management; personnel services; administrative requests; computer purchasing and software distribution (Information Technology Procurement and Licensing Solutions); and coordination with the commonwealth's information technology agency.
Advanced Research Computing (ARC) at Virginia Tech is an innovative and interdisciplinary environment advancing computational science, engineering and technology.
Collaborative Computing Solutions (CCS) provides the Virginia Tech community with stable, scalable and secure customer-focused systems, services and solutions.
Enterprise Systems (ES) supports the mission of Virginia Tech by providing an integrated portfolio of effective, secure, innovative, and reliable services including: Application Information Systems/Banner, Information Warehousing, Document Management Systems, Integration & Portal Services/My VT, Database Administration, Application Administration, and Web Hosting.
Virginia Tech Information Technology Security Office (ITSO) and Lab focus on education and research in computer and network security. We provide tools and services, awareness, and guidance to help Virginia Tech faculty, staff, and students to work towards a safe and secure IT environment for teaching, learning, research, outreach, and the conduct of university business.
IT Experience & Engagement (ITE²) is focused on collaboratively evolving and actively ensuring a high quality user experience when interacting with the Division of Information Technology. ITE² serves as the “front door” for users across the university, providing support and coordination of activities. ITE² also works closely with Division units to continuously review and improve the user experience.
Network Infrastructure and Services (NI&S) exists to enable Virginia Tech to succeed in its overall mission by providing and managing the university's information technology infrastructure and services
Secure Identity Services (SIS) is responsible for supporting Virginia Tech’s online identity management and authentication processes. SIS provides secure access to information resources, and supports robust web applications, middleware, online directories, and authentication technologies that integrate with teaching, learning, research, and outreach services throughout the university.
Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS) serves the Virginia Tech community by working with faculty to design effective learning experiences, providing training to enhance digital fluency, and supporting innovative learning environments in traditional, distance, and hybrid courses.
Virginia Cyber Range is a Commonwealth of Virginia initiative with a mission to enhance cybersecurity education for students in the Commonwealth’s public high schools, colleges, and universities. The Virginia Cyber Range seeks to increase the number of fully prepared students entering the cybersecurity workforce in operations, development, and research.