The Center for Computing Research and Development was established to support the research activities of the NSF grant entitled: Development of a Computer Engineering Research Environment at UPR-Mayaguez. The major goals of this grant are to develop the research environment needed to start a Ph.D. program in computer engineering and computer science, and to increase minority participation in graduate school and research. The Center was conceived as an organization supported with research grants. Currently, it's being supported with grants from the National Science Foundation, The Economic Development Administration of Puerto Rico and funds from the University of Puerto Rico.
The mission of CECORD is to promote and support research and development in all areas of computing and computer applications, in accordance with the mission and objectives of the Recinto Universitario de MayagŁez and the University of Puerto Rico.