Welcome to PICS!

The Penn Institute for Computational Science (PICS) is a cross-disciplinary institute for the advancement, integration, and support of Penn research via the tools and techniques of high-performance computing. Because scientific computing stretches across all areas of science, engineering, medicine and increasingly the humanities, PICS impacts the entire university. PICS promotes research through a regular seminar series, an annual conference, by hosting joint research projects and through researcher and student training.


PICS hosts regular colloquia with visiting professors. Learn more about our upcoming colloquia events.

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PICS hosts workshops each semester on computational subjects for students to advance their skills.

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Certificate of Advanced Scientific Computing

This certificate is open to all masters and PhD students currently enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Scientific Computing M.S.E.

The SCMP program at Penn provides multifaceted education in the fundamentals and applications of computational science.

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