Computational Science Laboratory

"Compute the Future!"

Computational Science refers to the development and application of advanced computational models to understand natural systems.

The mission of the Computational Science Laboratory (CSL) is to:

The Computational Science Laboratory sits at the crossroads of computer science, applied mathematics, and computational statistics. We invent novel methodologies for scientific simulations, with an emphasis on time evolution of complex physical systems driven by multiple physical processes; quantifying and reducing errors in our understanding of the world by fusing information from computer simulations and measurements of the physical reality; and employing machine learning to develop intelligent scientific computing tasks. A major focus of our group is to provide access to advanced computational methods to a wide community through user-friendly software.

Group members come from a wide variety of backgrounds such as engineering, computer science, and mathematics. The Lab boasts a collegial and collaborative atmosphere, supporting professional and personal growth. We are always looking for new members to join our team.

The Computational Science Laboratory at Virginia Tech was established in 2003 by Dr. Adrian Sandu, professor of Computer Science.


Research Interests

  • Scientific Computing
  • Parallel Computing
  • Mathematical Software Development
  • Numerical Methods for Stiff ODE, DAE
  • Conservation Laws
  • Machine Learning
  • Advection-Diffusion-Reaction Equations
  • Sparse Linear Algebra
  • Sensitivity Analysis
  • Data Assimilation
  • Automatic Differentiation
  • Air Quality Modeling
  • Computational Biology

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