Computational Modeling and Simulation

Computational modeling can be viewed as the “third paradigm” of scientific discovery, alongside theory and experiment. CCSE researchers thus use computational simulation to gain new scientific insights and seek technological innovations. We develop computational modeling and simulation methods for a vast range of science and engineering disciplines: fluid dynamics, materials science, transportation systems, biological systems, and far beyond. These disciplines motivate the formulation of new mathematical models — ranging from the continuum to the molecular or quantum scales, and often including stochastic elements — and more powerful computational simulation methodologies tailored to these models.