Centers & Groups
The Oden Institute is home to 23 groups and centers that bring together faculty across disciplinary boundaries.
Applied Mathematics Group
Research on the modeling, classical and statistical analysis and numerical simulations of non-linear phenomena.
Autonomous Systems Group
Focus on the theoretical and computational aspects of autonomous systems with an emphasis on systematic verification and design of such systems.
Willerson Center for Cardiovascular Modeling and Simulation
Providing cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons with vastly improved simulation technologies to understand, prevent, and develop treatments for cardiovascular diseases.
Willcox Research Group
Research in Multi-fidelity uncertainty quantification, multi-fidelity optimization under uncertainty, adaptive reduced models, and data to decisions in aerospace engineering.
Probabilistic and High Order Inference, Computation, Estimation, and Simulation (Pho-Ices)
To promote the progress of engineering and scientific discoveries through computation
Computational Astronautical Sciences and Technologies
The mission of the Oden Institute Computational Astronautical Sciences and Technologies (CAST) group is to assemble and lead the world’s top multidisciplinary science and technology research and development talent and focus it to solve problems in (a) astrodynamics, (b) space environment, (c) space propulsion, (d) satellite guidance, navigation, and control, and (e) spacecraft systems and design which require or substantially benefit from high performance computing and computational science capabilities.
Center for Computational GeoSciences and Optimization
The Center for Computational Geosciences and Optimization (CCGO) addresses modeling of the solid and fluid earth systems, with emphasis on large scale simulation and inversion on supercomputers.
Center for Computational Life Sciences and Biology
The Center for Computational Life Sciences and Biology (CLSB) focuses on the operation of the smallest biological machines: proteins and RNA.
Center for Computational Materials
Research projects within the Center for Computational Materials (CCM) focus on quantum mechanical theory applied to materials.
Center for Computational Molecular Science
The overarching goal of the Center for Computational Molecular Sciences (CCMS) is to develop an atomistic understanding of processes and transformations in complex molecular systems in chemistry, biochemistry, and materials.
Center for Computational Oncology
The Center for Computational Oncology is involved in active research in many of the foundations of modeling tumor growth and in accessing and employing relevant in vitro and in vivo data to calibrate and validate predictive models.
Center for Distributed and Grid Computing
The Center for Grid and Distributed Computing (CDGC) works on automatic techniques for enhancing the efficiency and survivability of software systems.
Electromagnetics & Acoustics Group
The Electromagnetics and Acoustics Group (EAG) focuses on advancing computational methods that enable simulation-based analysis, understanding, design, and optimization of systems that rely on electromagnetic, acoustic, and elestodynamic physical phenomena.
Computational Hydraulics Group
The Computational Hydraulics Group (CHG) at the Oden Institute investigates the use of high performance computing to significantly advance the state-of-the-art in coastal ocean models.
Computational Mechanics Group
The mission of the Oden Institute Computational Mechanics Group (CMG) is to pursue research and development in computational mechanics and to promote Ph.D. and post-doctoral education in the discipline.
Center for Numerical Analysis
The mission of CNA is to promote research and development in numerical analysis and to aid in related educational activities.
Parallel Algorithms for Data Analysis and Simulation Group
The mission of the Parallel Algorithms for Data Analysis and Simulation (PADAS) group is to integrate applied mathematics and computer science to design and deploy algorithms for grand challenge problems that scale to the largest supercomputing platforms.
Predictive Engineering and Computational Sciences
The goal of the PECOS Center is to develop the next generation of advanced computational methods for predictive simulation of multiscale, multiphysics phenomena, and to apply these methods to the analysis of vehicles reentering the atmosphere.
Computational Research in Ice and Ocean Systems Group
The Computational Research in Ice and Ocean Systems (CRIOS) group applies advanced mathematical methods and simulation techniques to improve our understanding of the role of the ocean, sea ice and polar ice sheets in the global climate system.
Science of High-Performance Computing Group
The Science of High-Performance Computing Group focuses on the knowledge that underlies scientific software libraries and makes it systematic.
Center for Quantum Materials Engineering
We are interested in designing new materials atom-by-atom, by combining the predictive capability of quantum theory with the power of the world’s fastest supercomputers.
Center for Subsurface Modeling
The Center for Subsurface Modeling (CSM) investigates high-performance parallel processing as a tool to model the behavior of fluids in permeable geologic formations such as petroleum and natural gas reservoirs, groundwater aquifers and aquitards, and in shallow bodies of water such as bays and estuaries.
Computational Visualization Center
The Computational Visualization Center (CVC) is a cross disciplinary effort whose mission is to develop and improve the core technologies for comprehensive computational modeling, simulation, analysis, and visualization of natural and synthetic phenomena, and then utilize them as an integrated tool for rapid discovery.