Computational Scientists at Work

Recruited by industry, academia, and national labs, our grads collaborate to improve science and society

Developing Leaders Within
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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- Deadlines -
  • We are accepting Fall 2018 graduate program applications until Dec. 15.
  • 2018 Postdoctoral Fellowship applications accepted now until January 4, 2018.


2017 Student Stories

CSEM Students Accept Broad Collection of Honors in 2016-17

Students in the Institute's Ph.D. program known as CSEM, publish extensively, attend technical meetings to compete in poster and paper and video contests, and are eligible for the Institute's annual dissertation award. Read more.

Sept. 26, 2017

Graeme Henkelman

Graeme Henkelman's 2017 Peter O’Donnell Distinguished Research Award Recognizes Innovative Battery Research

Graeme Henkelman is a hidden asset in building better batteries--for cars, cell phones, and all manner of energy-saving devices. Read more.

Aug. 23, 2017

George Biros with programming

George Biros' research group pushes computational efficiency by programming with hardware in mind

For decades, scientists have been increasing the speed and efficiency of high performance computing (HPC) by cramming more and more transistors onto processing cores Read more.

Aug. 8, 2017

Hawkins CRISPR Protein target

Student John Hawkins Helps Develop New Technique To Enable Safer Gene-Editing

UT Austin team developed a way to rapidly test a CRISPR molecule across a person’s entire genome to foresee other DNA segments it might interact with besides its target. Read more.

June 29, 2017

Ufuk Topcu in office

Robot Control: Ufuk Topcu's mathematics to improve autonomous system design

Topcu will focus the CAREER award on identifying and addressing limitations inherent to both sides of a computer interface – that is, not just human shortcomings, but also those of autonomous machines. Read more.

May 30, 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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