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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.


Rylander Vislab

Personalizing Cancer Therapy: physicians, mathematicians and engineers together simulate advanced cancer treatments

If you ask Dr. Marissa Nichole Rylander about the myriad factors influencing cancer cells, the names of dozens of growth-promoting proteins, signaling pathways, angiogenic factors and other players trip rapid-fire off her tongue. Undaunted by this biochemical brew, the tissue-engineering expert uses input from physicians at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and ICES colleagues to create intricate simulations of tumors that are informing computational advances in the understanding of cancer. Read more.

Nov. 7, 2017

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Mathematics as Life: Irene Gamba and the Kinetic Lens

Irene M. Gamba, director of the ICES Applied Math Group, is a world leader in kinetic theory, the mathematics that describes how particles of matter interact under different conditions. Read more.

Oct. 30, 2017

Chelikowsky Table of Elements

Chelikowsky awarded second $1.2 million NSF grant to continue computational search for new magnetic materials

ICES Professor James Chelikowsky has received a second, three-year, $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant to continue his search for new magnetic materials.

The funds again come from the agency’s Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future (DMREF) program, and is conducted in collaboration with Iowa State University computational materials researchers Kai-Ming Ho and Cai-Zhuang Wang, and University of Nebraska experimentalists Dave Sellmyer and Xiaoshan Xu. Read more.

Oct. 30, 2017

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ICES Cardiovascular Research Center To Be Named in Honor of Distinguished Alumnus Dr. James Willerson

The University of Texas at Austin will name a top cardiovascular research center at the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) in honor of internationally acclaimed cardiologist Dr. James Willerson. Willerson is a distinguished UT Austin alumnus, president emeritus of the Texas Heart Institute and former president of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Read more.

Oct. 26, 2017

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

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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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