Oden Institute Director Karen E. Willcox.
I am fortunate to be leading an interdisciplinary community of people who are so dedicated to the advancement and global impact of computational science, engineering and mathematics research and education. Every day I appreciate just what a major role the Oden Institute community plays in preparing the next generation of computational science researchers and practitioners, while at the same time pushing the boundaries of knowledge in pursuit of solutions to society’s grand challenge problems.
— Karen E. Willcox, Director of the Oden Institute
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The Oden Institute is a unique interdisciplinary research unit at The University of Texas at Austin. The founding of the Oden Institute dates back to 1973, with the establishment of the Texas Institute for Computational Mechanics (TICAM). The Institute offers its own interdisciplinary graduate programs, prestigious postdoctoral fellowships, and a world-renowned visiting scholars program.
The Institute brings together 127 faculty representing 27 academic departments and research units, and 5 schools and colleges, including the Cockrell School of Engineering, the College of Natural Sciences, the Dell Medical School, the Jackson School of Geosciences, and the McCombs School of Business.
With over $108.6 million in active research funding, led primarily by 51 core faculty, the Institute has a large portfolio of research programs carried out in its 25 active research centers and groups.
Oden Institute operations are supported by 30 administrative, managerial, and technical staff. These staff support the academic programs, postdoctoral and visitor programs, information technology, accounting, human resources, communications, and research administration.
127 affiliated faculty
from 27 academic departments
spanning 5 schools and colleges
30 visiting faculty fellows
9 Members of the National Academies
$108.6M+ in active research funding
25 Institute Centers and Groups
105 postdocs and research staff
106 students in our CSEM PhD and Master's programs
36 students awarded Institute CSEM and NIMS Fellowships
The interdisciplinary computational science, engineering and mathematics expertise shared among the Oden Institute community catalyzes innovative research approaches that address societal grand challenge problems.
Our uniquely interdisciplinary graduate and undergraduate programs are building the next generation of computational scientists, engineers and mathematicians.
We are working new Outreach and Community Engagement Initiatives into the very fabric of the Oden Institute, all the while listening to the diversity of opinions among our community.