The research unit of the College of Computer Studies, Advanced Research Institute for Computing (AdRIC) was established in 1994 to pursue the research ideals of the College such as setting the directions and priorities of research activities in the various fields of computing, commissioning and encouraging research and development projects consistent with identified thrusts and priorities, and seeking collaborative ventures with partners in industry, government and academe to serve society through research.
Since 1994, progressive changes have helped make these ideals closer to realization. In 1996, the AdRIC laboratory was opened at G406 with an initial collection of Pentium computers, DEC Alpha workstations and one DEC Alpha server. All were donated by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). In 1998, AdRIC adopted the publications and seminar programs of CCS to provide researchers with opportunities to disseminate research and gain valuable feedback from peers.