Computational modeling techniques
The Center for Computational Engineering and Sciences brings together highly qualified scientists and finds its unifying scientific focus in the field of computational modeling and high-performance computing

The Center for Computational Engineering & Sciences (CCES) seeks to develop and apply advanced computational modeling techniques to solve problems at the frontier of computational engineering and sciences, and promote substantial advancements in technological innovation, education and dissemination of knowledge in the broader area of eScience.

It brings together highly qualified scientists from the institutes of Biology, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, and School of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), as well as distinguished scientists from the Universities of Texas and Yale (United States), Graz (Austria), and Buenos Aires (Argentina). Its unifying scientific focus is in the field of computational modeling and high-performance computing.

The Center expects to address and solve a variety of problems at the forefront of science, including nanomaterials, complex biomolecular systems of interest to human health and bioenergy, bioinformatics, particulate materials, porous and continuum media, and computational geophysics.

All of these scientific areas involve the development of advanced techniques in parallelism extraction, multi-core architectures and management of big data. The Center is expected to implement a selective program to attract well-qualified students and post-doctoral researchers to work at CCES and maintain an active agenda of international scientific cooperation.

Part of CCES’s mission is to establish and promote the means for stronger interactions between academia and industry as well as the dissemination of knowledge and education. The Center will house a Science Education and Dissemination unit, which will be responsible for organizing and implementing activities based on the development of eLearning materials directed toward teachers and students in the Brazilian public school system.

The Science Education and Dissemination unit will also implement a program to promote greater visibility for the Center's research activities – in particular, the organization of a full program of seminars, courses, and summer schools dedicated to various aspects of computational modeling and computer science.

The Center will also house a Technology Transfer division that is expected to work closely with the university's Innovation Agency (INOVA) to create opportunities for transferring new technologies and methodologies developed by the Center to industry, government, and the general public. Through its Technology Transfer core, the Center will promote increased networking between its researchers and industry. Its data infrastructure will be developed to support cooperation among the Center's researchers, foster cooperation with other scientists, and disseminate the Center's scientific and educational achievements.

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