A visualization of the breakup of liquid sheets.
The capture and tidal disruption of a star by a massive black hole
Continuum topology optimization under uncertainty; moving along the white arrow corresponds to higher demand for robustness
Surface vorticity distribution showing multi-scale eddies in the Kuroshio current. Larger meander is mesoscale and smaller eddies are sub-mesoscale.
Impact of a titanium alloy molten droplet onto a stainless steel substrate using a two-phase finite-volume simulation.
Faculty at the Center for Scientific Computing and Data Science Research.

The Center for Scientific Computing and Data Science Research at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth focuses on computationally-driven research that addresses the pressing needs of modern engineering, mechanics, fluid dynamics, and electromagnetics. Our annual HPC Day event showcases on-going scientific research in Massachusetts that is enabled through high-performance computing.

The research groups at the Center span a wide range of the applied sciences departments at UMassD, including

CSCDR student McKenzie Ferrari named a Goldwater Scholar
March 30, 2022
McKenzie Ferrari (Physics, '23) has been named a Goldwater scholar for 2022. She is the first Goldwater scholar from UMass Dartmouth. The Goldwater Scholarship Program is one of the oldest and most prestigious national scholarships for natural science and mathematics in the US. It provides support to exceptional undergraduate students who show promise for becoming leaders in the next generation of researchers. McKenzie works with Prof. Robert Fisher in the Department of Physics. She plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Astrophysics, and to eventually teach and conduct research in high-energy astrophysics. Congratulations McKenzie!
CSCDR awarded $600,000 for new cluster
December 15, 2021
CSCDR faculty members have been awarded $600,000 for a new computer cluster from the Department of Defense's Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP). These funds will allow CSCDR faculty and their students to continue their cutting-edge research in scientific computing and data science.
Former CSCDR student Jiahua Jiang to start a faculty position at the University of Birmingham
February 16, 2022
Jiahua Jiang (2018 EAS-CSE PhD; Advisor: aCSCDR co-director Yanlai Chen) will be starting a faculty position at the University of Birmingham, one of the top 100 Universities in the world according to US News and World Report. Congrats, Prof. Jiang!
CSCDR faculty receives grant from NASA
December 2, 2021
Professor Robert Fisher (Physics), received a $550K research grant through NASA’s Astrophysics Theory Program. Fisher will research supernovae, which are used as cosmic mile markers to understand the size, composition, and ultimate future of the universe.
CSCDR faculty applies machine learning to discover black hole motion
November 21, 2021
CSCDR faculty member, Scott Field, along with collaborators at U. Mississippi and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory developed a new methodology for learning about black hole dynamics from gravitational wave measurements.