About Us

Established in 2008 and incorporated into the Schwarzman College of Computing as one of its core academic units in January 2020, the MIT Center for Computational Science and Engineering (CCSE) is an interdisciplinary research and education center focused on innovative methods and applications of computation. CCSE involves faculty, researchers, and students from MIT’s Schools of Engineering, Science, Architecture and Planning, and Management, as well as other units of the Schwarzman College of Computing. Our work focuses on advancing computational methodologies for scientific discovery and technological innovation across a spectrum of societally important application areas. Our educational programs seek to train future generations of computational scientists and engineers to both develop and use sophisticated computational methods for a wide variety of applications.

CCSE offers a masters of science program and two doctoral programs in Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) – one leading to a standalone PhD degree in CSE offered entirely by CCSE (CSE PhD) and the other leading to an interdisciplinary PhD degree offered jointly with participating departments in the School of Engineering and the School of Science (Dept-CSE PhD). The CSE master’s degree program (CSE SM) is interdisciplinary, providing students with a strong foundation in computational methods for the simulation, design, and analysis of complex engineered and scientific systems.  For more information about any of these programs, please visit the “Academic Programs” section of our website.