Students in the Scientific Computing and Numerical Analysis group receive PhD degrees from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Are you interested in numerical algorithms? Topics like finite elements, multigrid solvers, integral equations, spectral element methods, fast algorithms, large-scale applications, or high-performance parallell algorithms?
Students in our group pursue research in areas ranging from computation to mathematical theory. We collaborate closely with our colleauges in the numerous excellent engineering departments at Illinois, as well as with the Physical and Social Sciences.
The PhD requires 64 or 96 hours of credit, depending on whether you enter with a masters or a bachelors degree. The specific Program of Study (POS) is felxible, but generally our students take Numerical Analysis (CS450), the 500-level courses in our area, and some courses in parallel computing, theory, and engineering. In addition, the Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) Certificate Option is often pursued.
We typically have around 20 graduate students in Scientific Computing (check out our alumni over the last several decades!) Our goal is a fun and positive atmosphere in Scientific Computing to help you take classes, study for the qualifying exam, and collaborate on research toward your PhD.
We maintain close connections with major national and international research centers in numerical analysis and computing. For example, many of our students find it useful to collaborate with scientists at Department of Energy national laboratories such as Lawrence Livermore, Argonne, Sandia, and Los Alamos.