We Have a New Name

Oden Institute Renaming Honors Founder and Tireless Computational Engineering & Sciences Champion J. Tinsley Oden

Developing Leaders Within
Computational Engineering and Sciences

The Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences 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 Oden 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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Oden Institute News

President Renaming

Oden Institute Naming Ceremony Honors Founder and Tireless Computational Engineering & Sciences Champion J. Tinsley Oden

One of the world’s premier programs in computational science, engineering, mathematics, and medicine at The University of Texas at Austin officially has a new name: the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences.

In February, the UT System Board of Regents voted to recognize the "leadership and generous support" of the institute’s founding director J. Tinsley Oden. In his honor, the top-ranked interdisciplinary research and teaching institute for computer modeling and simulation was renamed.

On May 8, UT Austin President Gregory L. Fenves hosted a naming dedication honoring Oden. Read more.

May 14, 2019

2019 Rising Stars Workshop Participants

Empowering the Next Generation of Women-in-STEM Leaders

Oden Institute Hosts UT’s First ‘Rising Stars’ Event

More than 35 of the nation’s best and brightest women in computational and data sciences came together on The University of Texas at Austin campus last week to network, collaborate and gain insight into what it takes to build a successful career in research and academia. Read more.

April 23, 2019

Professor Rachel Ward's research group

MRIs, Facebook, and Autonomous Vehicles Benefit from Data Scientist Rachel Ward's "New Math" for Everyday Life

A surprising amount of everyday life is governed by advanced mathematics. Aside from the motion of atoms or the rotation of the stars, complex mathematical methods guide social media feeds, medical imaging, and self-driving vehicles.

Rachel Ward, associate professor of mathematics and a data scientist at The Oden Institute, looks for those mathematical solutions that aid everyday life. She applies math in new ways for varied purposes: to rigorously justify existing methods for solving practical problems; to find faster or more accurate solutions to solve them; or to find solutions where none currently exist. Read more.

March 28, 2019

Oden in Vislab

Oden Institute Renaming Honors Founder and Tireless Computational Engineering & Sciences Champion J. Tinsley Oden

One of the world’s premier programs in computational science, engineering, mathematics, and medicine at The University of Texas at Austin officially has a new name: the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences.

In February, the UT System Board of Regents voted to recognize the "leadership and generous support" of the institute’s founding director J. Tinsley Oden. In his honor, the top-ranked interdisciplinary research and teaching institute for computer modeling and simulation was renamed.

On May 8, UT Austin President Gregory L. Fenves hosted a naming dedication honoring Oden. Read more.

Feb. 14, 2019

Prostate Research by Hughes

Simulations Show Enlarged Prostate Could Stop Tumor Growth

For men older than about 60, an enlarged prostate means feeling the urge to make a pit stop way too often throughout the day.

But a new study shows that if these men also happen to have prostate cancer, the larger prostate actually impedes tumor growth.

The findings suggest that it might be a bad idea to downsize an enlarged prostate through surgery or drugs, because doing so could lead to faster growth of prostate cancer. While the five-year survival rate for prostate cancer is generally very high, it is still one of the leading causes of death among men in the U.S., according to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Read more.

Feb. 5, 2019

Featured Oden Institute Research Group

The Center for

Computational Oncology

CSEM Student Andrew Wilson
CSEM Student Bio Spotlight -

Andrew Wilson

Andrew’s Ph.D. program races alongside his Olympic swimming dreams. He earned two undergraduate degrees in physics and applied math while swimming into the 2016 Olympic qualifying rounds. He hopes to do the same while pursuing his Ph.D.

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