SaM aims to cultivate expertise in the area of simulation and modeling through the complementary approaches listed below.  Opportunities presented here include both those provided by SaM as well as other departments and centers at Pitt.  Click on the title of interest below for more information.


SaM Consultants regularly offer workshops covering a wide range of topics associated with scientific computing, simulation and modeling and high performance computing (HPC).  Other workshops of interest are listed as well.


Classes that are offered by the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University that focus on programming, simulation and modeling, topics in HPC, or subjects that utilize HPC are listed here each semester.


Conferences with topics in, or related to, simulation and modeling and HPC are listed here.


SaM regularly hosts speakers presenting simulation and modeling related research.  Other relevant seminars are listed here as well.

SaM Brown-bag Seminar

PhD Program in Computational Modeling and Simulation

The University of Pittsburgh has recently established a multidisciplinary PhD Program in Computational Modeling and Simulation. This program will provide students expertise in numerical algorithms and advanced programming, as well as a solid background in a core discipline.

The present concentration areas are:

  • Bioengineering
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Psychology
  • Statistics

Some highlights of the program include:

  • Renowned faculty from a wide range of disciplines
  • World-class computing resources at the University’s Center for Simulation and Modeling
  • Fellowships and assistantships for the most qualified applicants

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