The Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering (MICDE) focuses on the development and innovative use of mathematical algorithms and models on high performance computers (HPC) to support basic and applied research and development across a wide spectrum of disciplines in science and engineering.


U-M joins NSF-funded SLATE project to simplify scientific collaboration on a massive scale

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From the Cosmic Frontier to CERN, New Platform Stitches Together Global Science Efforts SLATE will enable creation of new platforms for collaborative science Today’s most ambitious scientific quests — from…

Info sessions on graduate studies in computational and data sciences — Sept. 21 and 25

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Learn about graduate programs that will prepare you for success in computationally intensive fields — pizza and pop provided The Ph.D. in Scientific Computing is open to all Ph.D. students who will make…

MICDE sponsored miRcore Biotechnology Summer Camp for the second year in a row

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This year’s miRcore’s Biotechnology summer camp was a big success.  The participants had hands-on experience in a wet-lab, and with the UNIX command line while accessing U-M’s High Performance Computing cluster, Flux,…

Siqian Shen (IOE) to receive an Early Career Award from the Department of Energy

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MICDE Associate Director Siqian Shen has been selected to receive an Early Career Award for the Department of Energy Office of Science by the DoE Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research….

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MICDE Highlights

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Combining Big Data and HPC

A new way of computing could lead to immediate advances in aerodynamics, climate science, cosmology, materials science and cardiovascular research.

The National Science Foundation will provide $2.42 million to develop a unique facility for refining complex, physics-based computer models with big data techniques at the University of Michigan. The university will provide an additional $1.04 million.

See the grant description and press release for more information.

2017-18 Fellowships Awarded

Twenty graduate students were awarded MICDE Fellowships for the 2017-18 school year. The fellowships carry a $4,000 stipend. Another 10 students were given honorable mentions. Read more…

2017 MICDE Symposium poster winners announced


Victor Wu, Ph.D candidate in Industrial and Operations Engineering, Sambit Das, Ph.D candidate in Mechanical Engineering, and Joseph Cicchese, Ph.D candidate in Chemical Engineering were the lead authors for posters that won the 2017 MICDE poster competition, held at the institute’s annual symposium in April.

The event featured nearly 60 posters.
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Animation of reducing the bottleneck effect

$5 million to widen ‘bottleneck to discovery’

An NSF grant will create a software-defined network between three Michigan universities

Buried in troves of data that scientists have gathered, but not yet analyzed, could be key insights to improving cancer treatment, understanding Alzheimer’s, predicting climate change effects and developing cheaper, clean energy technologies.

Those are just a few of the countless examples of fields where our capacity to gather scientific data now far exceeds our capacity to crunch it—especially when collaborations span the globe. Some research projects are producing the equivalent of 1,000 consumer hard drives a month, for example. Read more.

Featured Faculty Member

trachette-jackson-portrait Trachette Jackson

Trachette L. Jackson is Full Professor in the Mathematics Department, who specializes in Computational Cancer Research or Mathematical Oncology.   A focus of Dr. Jackson’s research has been achieving a unified understanding…