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Computational Engineering and Sciences

The Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) fosters interdisciplinary research and graduate studies for developing high-performance computing solutions to address complex societal problems.
Our Ph.D. program ranks number one in the world according to CWUR.

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Graduate Studies (CSEM)

The Computational Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (CSEM) graduate program is an interdisciplinary program leading to the PhD degree that prepares students for the field of computational and mathematical modeling.

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Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Institute annually offers generous Postdoc fellowships coupled with employee benefits and relocation expense reimbursements. Applications are accepted until Jan. 1 for the following fall semester.

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Undergraduate Studies

Undergraduate offerings include summer internships, a certificate program, and a five-year joint degree combining a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with a master’s degree in Computational Science, Engineering, and Mathematics.

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Karen E. Willcox

UT Hires Next Director of No. 1 Ranked Computational Institute

Karen E. Willcox, co-director of the Center for Computational Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been selected as the new director of the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) at The University of Texas at Austin. Her appointment begins Aug. 1.

Willcox will also hold the W.A. "Tex" Moncrief Jr. Endowment in Simulation-Based Engineering and Sciences Chair No. 5, and she will join the university’s Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics as a tenured professor. Read more.

April 10, 2018

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After 44 Years of Building Computational Science at UT, ICES Founder and Director Tinsley Oden Steps into New Role

Now, after 44 years of leading ICES and its predecessors, Oden is stepping down from his position as founding director, his contributions celebrated with a reception in his honor by host UT President Greg Fenves and former UT President Faulkner. Read more.

Jan. 24, 2018

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Tailoring Cancer Treatment to Individual Patients

Attempts to eradicate cancer are often compared to a "moonshot" — the successful effort that sent the first astronauts to the moon.

But imagine if, instead of Newton's second law of motion, which describes the relationship between an object's mass and the amount of force needed to accelerate it, we only had reams of data related to throwing various objects into the air. Read more.

Jan. 4, 2018

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Trickle-down is the Solution (to the Planetary Core Formation Problem) says ICES research published by prestigious PNAS

Scientists have long pondered how rocky bodies in the solar system—including our own Earth—got their metal cores. According to new ICES research, evidence points to the downwards percolation of molten metal toward the center of the planet through tiny channels between grains of rock. Read more.

Dec. 5, 2017

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Minimizing Uncertainty in Uncertain World of Defense, Energy

ICES Professor Tan Bui-Thanh in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics has received three new research grants to tackle the challenge of quantifying the uncertainty in the solution of large-scale data-driven inverse problems. Read more.

Dec. 5, 2017

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CSEM Student Bio Spotlight -

Brendan Keith

Brendan’s Ph.D. research develops mathematical equations to model blood flow, among other fluids which are viscous and elastic, and whose behavior under stress has proven near impossible to predict.

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