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.


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….

U-M, SJTU research teams share $1 million for data science projects

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Five research teams from the University of Michigan and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China are sharing $1 million to study data science and its impact on air quality, galaxy…

SAVE THE DATE: MIDAS Annual Symposium, Oct. 11

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Please join us for the 2017 Michigan Institute for Data Science Symposium. The keynote speaker will be Cathy O’Neil, mathematician and best-selling author of “Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data…

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    NSF Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E) – Engineering’s Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation

    Full Proposal deadline 9/15/17 Learn more
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    NSF Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SSI, SSE, S2I2)

    Full Proposal deadline 9/19/17 Learn more
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    NSF Major Research Instrumentation

    Full Proposal deadline 9/25/17 Learn more
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    NSF Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E) – Chemistry – Chemical Theory, Models and Computational Methods

    Full Proposal deadline 10/2/17 Learn more

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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

Filipov,Evgueni Evgueni Filipov
Assistant Professor

Evgueni Filipov is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. His research interests lie in the field of deployable and reconfigurable structural systems. Folding and adaptable…