The Telecommunications and Social Informatics Research Program (TASI), formerly known as the Telecommunications and Information Policy Group (TIPG), is a component of the Social Science Research Institute of the College of Social Science at the University of Hawaii-Manoa.
In alignment with the University of Hawaii Strategic Plan Goal 3, the UH TASI is dedicated to strengthening and advancing the local, regional and international initiatives and collaborative opportunities. TASI conducts, facilitates and supports basic and applied research into Information and Communication Technology (ICT) policy, regulation, technology systems and applications in Hawaii and the Pacific Islands Region and shares its knowledge through education, training, workshops, and other program activities. TASI’s areas of research include distance learning, telehealth and Health Information Technology and its application in rural and remote communities within Hawaii and the Pacific Island economies.
The TASI also operates the Pan-Pacific Education and Communication Experiments by Satellite (PEACESAT) program; the State of Hawaii Telehealth Access Network (STAN); and the Pacific Partners Networks for distance learning, telehealth and telemedicine, and healthcare informatics.