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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.

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

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Certificate Program

Learn about our Advanced Scientific Computing Certificate Program.

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Scientific Computing M.S.E.

The SCMP program teaches the fundamentals and applications of computational science.

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