Astronomy and Space Science research is dedicated to understanding the nature and evolution of the universe in which we live.
Cultural Artifact and Document Imaging research is aimed at deciphering ancient documents, preserving cultural heritage, and enhancing art reproduction and distribution.
Detector Research involves the development of novel detector and sensor technologies.
Nanoimaging & Materials determines methods to create nano-materials for biological imaging and imaging display technologies.
Optics involves applied optics research in the use of optics from the smallest scales to the largest
Remote Sensing focuses on imaging the earth's environment in the visible, near infrared, and thermal infrared spectral regions.
Vision research aims to further the understanding of high-level visual perception: how humans extract information from images and the environment, and how that information is used in decision-making and in guiding actions.

Faculty and staff in the Center for Imaging Science conduct research geared at transforming energy into information through imaging, pushing back the limits of human perception and advancing human knowledge and capability in a broad range of application areas.