We are a group of computational and applied scientists at the Champaign-Urbana campus of the University of Illinois (UIUC), joining forces for the solution of scientifically important grand-challenge problems. Supercomputing, parallel computing, and high-performance computing (HPC) are at the intersection of our focus areas, however, applications are drawn from physics, electrical engineering, material science, chemistry, and biology. With the help of NCSA’s supercomputing facilities (such as, Blue Waters), our goal is to create an environment for the solution of some of the most important and most complex scientific problems that were not tractable previously. Such problems inherently contain multi-physics, multi-scale, and multi-phase components/features.

In addition to assembling the top experts at UIUC, we are also actively seeking collaboration from other institutions for the solution of multi-disciplinary problems in applied sciences. Those problems are derived from applications pertaining to

  • nanotechnology,
  • optics,
  • imaging,
  • novel materials,
  • superconductivity,
  • biomedicine and bioengineering,

to name a few. We focus on common foundational problems that will provide breakthroughs in solutions of a wide range of application problems. Since computational science is at the core of our studies, CAPT members (CAPTains) include computer scientists and computer engineers, who are working on the cutting-edge programming paradigms for heterogeneous computing systems in the exascale era.