A visualization of the breakup of liquid sheets.
The capture and tidal disruption of a star by a massive black hole
Continuum topology optimization under uncertainty; moving along the white arrow corresponds to higher demand for robustness
Surface vorticity distribution showing multi-scale eddies in the Kuroshio current. Larger meander is mesoscale and smaller eddies are sub-mesoscale.
Impact of a titanium alloy molten droplet onto a stainless steel substrate using a two-phase finite-volume simulation.
Faculty at the Center for Scientific Computing and Data Science Research.

The Center for Scientific Computing and Data Science Research at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth focuses on computationally-driven research that addresses the pressing needs of modern engineering, mechanics, fluid dynamics, and electromagnetics. Our annual HPC Day event showcases on-going scientific research in Massachusetts that is enabled through high-performance computing.

The research groups at the Center span a wide range of the applied sciences departments at UMassD, including

CSCDR faculty receives grant from NASA
December 2, 2021
Professor Robert Fisher (Physics), received a $550K research grant through NASA’s Astrophysics Theory Program. Fisher will research supernovae, which are used as cosmic mile markers to understand the size, composition, and ultimate future of the universe.
CSCDR faculty applies machine learning to discover black hole motion
November 21, 2021
CSCDR faculty member, Scott Field, along with collaborators at U. Mississippi and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory developed a new methodology for learning about black hole dynamics from gravitational wave measurements.
CSCDR PhD student wins Outstanding Student Paper Awards
September 27, 2021
Ben Burnett (current PhD student and CSCDR HPC technician) won Outstanding Student Paper Award for his work Performance Evaluation of Mixed-Precision Runge-Kutta Methods. The work was carried out with his advisor, CSCDR director Sigal Gottlieb, CSCDR faculty member Alfa Heryudono, and PhD alumni Zachary Grant.
CSCDR Associate Director named a prestigious American Physical Society Fellow
October 21, 2021
Dr. Gaurav Khanna, Adjunct Professor, CSCDR Associate Director, and longtime Physics researcher at UMass Dartmouth was recently elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) by the APS Council of Representatives. Khanna is the first APS Fellow in the history of the University.
CSCDR student alumni starts new faculty position
August 20, 2021
Congratulations to alumni Suoqing Ji (advised by CSCDR faculty Bob Fisher), who is joining the Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, part of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Ji earned his M.S. degree in physics at UMassD in 2013 before going to UC Santa Barbara for his Ph.D. Most recently, he has been a Sherman Fairchild Prize postdoctoral fellow at Caltech.