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The goals of ICSE: Building methods, tools, and a workforce to accelerate the application of advanced computing.
Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) increasingly requires that strong computer science must dovetail more effectively with strong domain science and engineering. Among the relevant departments, institutes, and centers on campus are:
- Center for Research in Scientific Computation (CSRC), which has focused on research and education for fundamental applied-mathematical research related to scientific computation since 1986. Its Industrial Applied Math Program (IAMP) is an important feature. It provides substantive non-academic research-related experiences for graduate students, postdoctoral associates, and faculty, contributing to the research efforts of industrial participants.
- Center for High-Performance Simulation (CHiPS), which brings together 20 faculty members and their students from the Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical and Civil Engineering departments. Its research, courses, seminars, and Visiting Professor program are organized around materials and biomaterials; computational fluid dynamics, including meteorological and astrophysics applications; and applied mathematics and computer science.
- Institute for Advanced Analytics, which developed and conducts a unique professional M.S. degree program and research in the emerging field of analytics: the concepts, methods, software tools, and applications for analysis of data as a basis for decision-making.
- Center for Quantitative Sciences in Biomedicine (CQSB), which conducts research and education at the interface of the quantitative and biomedical sciences. Three important projects are mathematical and statistical modeling to inform the design of HIV clinical trials; generative data sets for study of dynamic treatment regimes; and mathematical-statistical modeling of interactions between viral infection and host immune response in organ transplantation recipients.
- Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI), a partnership of Duke University, N.C. State, UNC-Chapel Hill, and the National Institute of Statistical Sciences that sponsors post-doctoral associates and a range of workshops including the summer Industrial Mathematical and Statistical Modeling Workshops for Graduate Students (IMSM 20xx). There, students are divided into six-member teams to collaborate on industrial projects presented by experienced scientists and engineers; during the workshop, groups are mentored by the problem presenter and a faculty adviser.
- Center for Efficient, Scalable, and Reliable Computing (CESR), which focuses on key future CI-hardware development.
- The proposed Digital Games Research Center, which investigates scientific, engineering, social, and educational challenges of digital entertainment through faculty and students from the colleges of Education, Engineering, Design and Humanities, and Social Sciences.
- The Teaching, Learning & Technology Roundtable (TLTR) serves as an advisory council whose purpose is to provide a forum for deliberations on all issues related to educational technologies.
Educational opportunities in CSE are also available through Distance Education, and a minor is offered in Computational Engineering and Science.
Major cyberinfrastructure resources in the state include the Renaissance Computing Institute and MCNC's North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN).
An important new initiative is the North Carolina Biopreparedness Collaborative (NC B-Prepared).
NCB-Prepared is a public-private partnership of UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State, UNC's Emergency Health Department, the N.C. Division of Public Health, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Durham, along with SAS and other corporate partners. NCB-Prepared's approach, using the state of North Carolina as a laboratory, is to take advantage of North Carolina's unique public-health data sources, evolving advanced analytics capability, and its tested and proven Cloud Computing infrastructure to monitor any rapidly emerging health-care issue, from an influenza outbreak to a bioterrorism attack to contaminated-food problems.