The Princeton Institute for Computational Science and Engineering (PICSciE) is an interdisciplinary institute designed to bring together faculty and researchers from diverse backgrounds leveraging their broad expertise to address new and relevant computational problems and thereby contribute to the body of scientific knowledge. PICSciE provides state-of-the-art computing and visualization facilities in collaboration with the Office of Information Technology’s Research Computing department. Above all, PICSciE hopes to be of service to the faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and students doing computational research on campus.
Created in 2002 by a group of faculty interested in developing an institute in computational science in collaboration with the Princeton University administration, PICSciE has grown to include membership from the engineering and science departments, social sciences and humanities on campus as well as with the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL).
Princeton has a proud tradition in computational science dating back to the days of von Neumann. Many of the early achievements in computer science and scientific computing originated in Princeton. With PICSciE we plan to continue that tradition by supporting Princeton as a leading center of research and education in computational science. It also provides a welcoming home for seminars, workshops, training and all the intellectual infrastructure that provides the human and educational basis for scientific and technical progress in computational areas.