Scientific Computation Group

David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

SciCom at Waterloo

The Scientific Computation Group (or "SciCom") is a research group within the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science in the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo. We also have affiliations with the Department of Applied Mathematics. All professors are cross-appointed to Applied Math, and we accept graduate students in computer science, computational mathematics, and applied math.

Our core goals are (1) to make research contributions to computing for engineering, scientific, medical, entertainment, and financial applications, including the development of techniques and algorithms; (2) to incorporate this research into effective software; and (3) to train high quality graduate students in the fundamental tools of scientific computation.

Research Interests

Members of our group are interested in a diverse range of techniques and applications of scientific computation. Some focus areas include:
  • Computational Finance.
  • Computational Methods for Optimization.
  • Computational Neuroscience.
  • Data Mining.
  • Medical Image Processing.
  • Numerical Linear Algebra.
  • Numerical Solutions of Partial Differential Equations.
  • Physics-Based Animation.


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