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.

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[SC2 Jobs] Postdoctoral position for Prof. Grosch’s Group

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Job Description Prof. Grosch's Group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering is currently seeking a post-doctoral scholar to work on our NIH-funded cochlear mechanics project. The position involves high-performance, time-domain…

[SC2 Jobs] Job Openings in KLA-Tencor

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Job Description KLA-Tencor Corporation is a leading provider of process control and yield management solutions and partners with customers around the world to develop leading edge inspection and metrology technologies.…

Most CSCAR workshops will be free for the U-M community starting in January 2019

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Beginning in January of 2019, most of CSCAR’s workshops will be offered free of charge to UM students, faculty, and staff. CSCAR is able to do this thanks to funding…

Eric Michielssen completes term as Associate Vice President for Research – Advanced Research Computing

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Eric Michielssen will step down from his position as Associate Vice President for Research - Advanced Research Computing on December 31, 2018, after serving in that leadership role for almost…

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MICDE Highlights

Year in Review

Read about the progress MICDE has made over the past year in supporting and promoting computational research across U-M. View on the web, or download PDF.

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.

2018 MICDE Symposium poster winners announced

The event featured approximately 50 posters

Yanming Wang, Chemistry; Sabrina Lynch, Biomedical Engineering; and Gregory Shallcross, Sarah Beetham, and Yuan Yao Mechanical Engineering, were the lead authors for posters that won the 2018 MICDE poster competition, held at the institute’s annual symposium in March.

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2018-19 Fellowships Awarded

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

Data visualization


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.

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

SLATE will enable creation of new platforms for collaborative science

Services Layer At The Edge (SLATE) is a $4 million project funded by the National Science Foundation, including University of Michigan in a team led by the Enrico Fermi and Computation Institutes at University of Chicago. SLATE will provide technology that simplifies connecting university and laboratory data center capabilities to the national cyberinfrastructure ecosystem. The University of Utah is also participating. Once installed, SLATE connects local research groups with their far-flung collaborators, allowing central research teams to automate the exchange of data, software and computing tasks among institutions without burdening local system administrators with installation and operation of highly customized scientific computing services.. Read more.

Featured Faculty Member

Scott Lempka
Assistant Professor

Scott Lempka is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and director of the Neuromodulation Laboratory. The Neuromodulation Lab focuses on clinical neurostimulation (a.k.a. neuromodulation) therapies, such as…