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The Penn Institute for Computational Science

The Penn Institute for Computational Science (PICS) is a cross-disciplinary institute for promoting excellence and integration of Penn research emphasizing Theory, Algorithms, and the Tools and Techniques of Scientific and High-Performance Computing. PICS was founded in 2012 and currently consists of fifteen core faculty in Penn Engineering and brings together seventy other affiliate faculty members from five different schools and nineteen departments. Aligned with the Penn Engineering 2020 Strategic plan, PICS researchers advance several areas of scientific excellence including Engineering Health, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, and Computation, and Energy Science and Technology.

The PICS Strategic Plan charts the course for the development of PICS as a core nucleus of cross-disciplinary research enterprise across all 12 schools and particularly for strengthening the ties with our partners in the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) and the Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM). The plan also lays a foundation for strategic growth to establish PICS as a leading Center for Scientific Computing Nationally and Internationally.

Credits, comments, or questions: This draft was prepared based on input from PICS faculty, PICS students, PICS staff, Katherine Thompson and Kenneth Lambert, and SEAS leadership. Edited by Julia Esposito. Please contact jnespos@seas.upenn.edu for further inputs and suggestions.