Overview: The Applied Software Systems Laboratory (TASSL) is a interdisciplinary research center that complements the Cloud and Autonomic Computing Center (CAC), and is part of Department of Computer Science and the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University. Its overarching missions is to develop conceptual models and implementation frameworks, based on the theoretical foundations of high performance, distributed systems and networking, for solving real-world problems on very large and pervasive parallel and distributed systems such as the national hybrid cyberinfrastructure.

Research at The Applied Software Systems Laboratory (TASSL) is in the broad area of high performance parallel and distributed computing and computational science, and has focused on enabling new insights through very large-scale computations and data in a wide range of science, engineering, and business domains. The overarching goal of this research is to systematically address fundamental barriers, such as heterogeneous and dynamically changing computation, coordination, communication and data patterns, which, coupled with system complexity, have prevented advanced application formulations from effectively exploiting large-scale systems.  Research areas include programming and runtime systems, autonomic computing, scientific computing and software engineering. Specific research projects include computational engines for large-scale adaptive applications, data management for extreme scale in-situ/in-transit workflows, energy efficiency at extreme scales, autonomics for computational and data-enabled science, and software-defined infrastructure for science. The development and deployment of software system that encapsulate research results and can be used by scientists and engineers in academia and industry, is an integral part TASSL. 

Research at TASSL has had direct and significant impact on a range of domains (such as, for example, subsurface/seismic modeling, fusion, hydrology, compressible turbulence and computational fluid dynamics, bio-/medical informatics, oceanography, numerical relativity/astrophysics, plasma physics, and business intelligence). TASSL has close research collaborations with leading research groups at universities, national laboratories, and industry.