About the Center

For detailed information about the CSCVR's accomplishments please see our annual reports

The Center for Scientific Computing and Visualization Research is the hub for computational scientific activity at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, located in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts. UMassD is the premier university of the scenic Southcoast region of Massachusetts.

The Center faculty represent the Departments of Physics, Mathematics, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer and Information Science, and Fisheries Oceanography. The Center investigates modern research problems spanning algorithms, modeling, and prototyping in the fields of engineering, physics, and mathematics.

The Center was established in the Fall of 2012, and aims to promote and conduct high-level interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research in scientific computing and to mentor students -- undergraduate and graduate -- with interests in scientific computing in a supportive, broad, and deep interdisciplinary research environment. The major goals of the Center are

  • to promote internationally-recognized computational research that advances the fields of modern applied science, data-driven algorithms, and visualization and imaging techniques
  • to educate and mentor the next generation of researchers in the computational sciences
  • to provide focus and support for scientific computing at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

The Center supports students enrolled in the Engineering and Applied Science Ph.D. program. The combination of world-class faculty and computational resources make the Center a vibrant and productive environment for collaborative research efforts.

Faculty members of the CSCVR are internationally-recognized researchers with a strong history of externally-funded research. The Center's research interests are broad and deep, spanning mobile robotics, underwater acoustics, model order reduction, risk analysis, simulations of astronomical phenomena, computer vision, and data science.

With modern office space furnishings and supplies, the Center provides a convenient and comfortable work environment for students and faculty.

Visitors will find the Center an engaging and stimulating environment: Regular seminars from leading researchers are sponsored by the Center. Long-term visitors spend an extended period of time at UMassD to collaborate with Center faculty. The Center hosts scientific conferences at UMassD that bring together luminaries in diverse disciplines to tackle today's leading research problems. Check out our Events page for a list of recent conferences and workshops hosted at the Center.