Scientific Computing

Scientific computing concerns the interface between computer science, mathematics, statistics, and science and engineering applications requiring high performance computing. The area is also known as "computational science and engineering" and is truly interdisciplinary. Many computer science faculty are involved with scientific computing to some degree, most notably those in high end computing and computational biology and bioinformatics. Scientific computing activity on campus is focussed by the Laboratory for Advanced Scientific Computing and Applications, which has members from science and engineering departments across campus. There is also an undergraduate track in scientific computing, that besides the core computer science courses, requires advanced courses in numerical analysis, parallel computing, computer architecture (emphasizing that scientific computing and high performance computing are often synonymous), and a capstone course in scientific computing.

Yang Cao

Associate Professor

Office: 2160L Torgersen Hall
Phone: 540-231-1417
Office Hours: TR: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Wu Feng

Elizabeth and James E. Turner Jr. '56 Faculty Fellowship and Professor

Office: 2209 KWII
Phone: (540) 231-1192
Office Hours: McBryde 122-B, TR 1:45 - 3:15 pm

Alexey V Onufriev

Associate Professor, Computer Science and Physics

Office: 2160C Torgersen
Phone: (540) 231-4237
Office Hours: by appointment

Calvin J. Ribbens

Professor and Associate Department Head for Undergraduate Studies

Office: 1108 KWII
Phone: (540) 231-6262
Office Hours: M & Tr 2:00-3:30, F 10:00-11:00 (McB 114)

Adrian Sandu


Office: 2224 KW-II
Phone: 540-231-2193
Office Hours: McBryde 122-A: Thursday 12:45 - 1:45 pm

Layne T. Watson

Professor, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Aerospace and Ocean Engineering

Office: 2000B Torgersen
Phone: (540) 231-7540
Office Hours: McBryde 122-A: MW: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm