CCSE focuses on the development of new computational methods and their innovative applications to important problems in science and engineering.
The mission of the Center is to support research and education in computational science and engineering by linking research in the School of Computing with computational research in the School of Engineering, science, Architecture and Planning and Management in a highly interdisciplinary environment.
Computing engineering plays an increasingly important role in economic competitiveness, national security, environmental management and public safety.
In fact, computational engineering is central to all engineering efforts-from the development of appropriate mathematical models to the prediction of mechanical, electrical, chemical, and biological phenomena to the design of complex natural and engineered systems. Computational engineering has now reached a point where further advancements -reaching their full potential as a pervasive enabling technology -require the development of new models of interdisciplinary education and research.
Our computational engineering focus is on building computational tools for engineering problems: developing new computational tools that are more efficient, robust, and capable; Intelligent application of existing computational tools -combined with modeling, experimentation, and "analytical" methods -to address specific engineering problems and problems. A computational tool is defined here as containing both the basic formula of a numerical method (described in mathematical terms) and the software embodiment of a numerical method (code implemented in a particular programming language, possibly for a particular architecture).