The Department of Computational and Data Sciences (CDS) aims at excellence in state-of-the-art scientific research for providing modern approaches to student education at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
The educational and research programs of CDS are highly interdisciplinary emphasizing computer modeling, simulation and data analysis.
The objective of the department is to provide Virginia and the nation as a whole with world-class resources for attacking the interdisciplinary research problems that characterize the challenges we face in the new millennium.
The combination of computer modeling and simulation with data science results in a unique community of scholars ideally suited for the paradigm of interdisciplinary research in the years ahead.
Broadly speaking, the department has deep expertise in three related program areas:
- Data Science
- Computational Social Science, and
- Modeling and Simulation, with a focus on Materials Science
We welcome students and collaborations in any of these three areas.