Computational Science is one of the key technologies of presence and future. Computational science is used for simulation, prediction, evaluation, analysis, risk assessment, development and optimization, and can be found virtually everywhere.
By combining mathematical knowledge with informatics, computational science provides unseen new perspectives for science, research and economy. Exploiting the capabilities of modern numercial methods and supercomputers, increasingly complex problems can be tackled – in economy, finance, pharmacy, medicine, R&D, natural-, environmental-, and social-sciences, bio-medicine, or engineering sciences.
ICS is the largest institute in Switzerland devoted exclusively to computational science. Imbedded into a dense network of national and international cooperation partners, ICS carries out high-level research in computational science in eight research groups with a general focus on life sciences, environmental sciences, economy, and engineering.
ICS offers a full-time Master Program in Computational Science, which comprises 120 ECTS spread over 4 semesters (usual duration 2 years) and is entirely offered in English. Direct contact to the teaching professors and to state-of-the-art research carried out at ICS allow for high-level education with personalized study plans.
This unique master has been designed explicitly as an interdisciplinary education program, thus providing a superior combination of skills and competences. Graduates from our master program have exciting career prospects that range from economy and finance over medicine, life sciences, engineering and research to management and also consulting.
More than 50 participants at the 2016 FoMICS winter school on Uncertainty Quantification
FOMICS Winter School on Uncertainty Quantification More than 50 partecipants from 3 different continents joined our combined winter school and workshop on Uncertainty Quantification held from December 15th to 19th in Lugano, Switzerland. We wish to thank all of the attendees for...
High resolution propagation of seismic waves in space and time
Researchers from ICS have developed a new algorithm for representing wave propagation in a medium. The parallel algorithm running on the ‘Piz Daint’ supercomputer is the first to efficiently simulate high-resolution details at various time steps simultaneously. This markedly accelerates...
The spleen and its effect on red blood cells
The size and shape of red blood cells could be determined by the spleen, or so it would seem from simulations on ‘Piz Daint’. July 27, 2016 Based on a study done in the late 1960s, it was assumed that capillaries in the circulatory system determined the size of red blood cells. Red blood...
Learning from the best
The goal of one of USI’s intensive courses taught by guest lecturers and experts: to use supercomputer hardware efficiently for simulations. The Institute of Computational Science sees guest lecturers as an opportunity to recruit the best in the world in their fields. Physicists Gerhard Wellein...
Pioneering and productive – Master’s in Computational Science
The Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) has offered a Master’s degree at the Institute of Computational Science since 2014. The aim of the course is to teach the students comprehensive skills and knowhow on the methodology and tools of computational science. Although the programme is...
“The students quickly become research and practically minded”
With the Master’s in Computational Science, the comparatively small Swiss Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) in Lugano offers a degree programme that is unrivalled in Switzerland. In this interview, two mathematicians – founder and director of the institute Professor Rolf Krause, and...