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Research Groups and Centers

CAAM Research Groups

CAAM Computational Optimization and Modeling of Porous Media (COMP-M):
Computational Optimization and Modeling of Porous Media (COMP-M) develops state of the art algorithms for modeling and optimizing physical phenomena occurring in porous media. Website
CAAM Optimization Group:
A main mission of the Optimization Group in the CAAM department is to promote and coordinate research and educational activities in the areas of optimization. Website
TRIP: The Rice Inversion Project
Studies mathematical and computational problems arising in reflection seismic data processing. Website

Interdisciplinary Research Centers

CCG: Center for Computational Geophysics
The Center for Computational Geophysics was established in 1998 to promote cross-disciplinary studies of the Earth requiring large computational resources. Comprised of 11 faculty members and research associates from the Earth Science, Computational & Applied Mathematics, and Electrical & Computer Engineering Departments, the Center has research areas in petroleum, environmental, and academic seismology, lithosphere and whole mantle geodynamics, and fault mechanics. Website
Center for Excellence and Equity in Education
The Center for Excellence and Equity in Education (CEEE) seeks to promote greater participation of underrepresented groups in the sciences, and to encourage academic excellence for all. Website
CoFES: Center for Computational Finance and Economic Systems
The Center for Computational Finance and Economic Systems is dedicated to the quantitative study of financial markets and their ultimate impact on society. By integrating the talents of economists, finance experts, computational scientists, engineers and other disciplines, CoFES will advance the boundaries of modeling and computational science in this important arena. Using a systems approach CoFES seeks to enhance academic disciplines, business operations and economic policy. Website
EESI: Energy & Environmental Systems Institute
The mission of the Energy & Environmental Systems Institute (EESI) is to advance understanding of energy and environmental issues, encourage development of related technologies, and inform policymaking in the public and private sectors. Website
The Gulf Coast Consortia
The Gulf Coast Consortia (GCC) brings together the strengths of its six member institutions to build interdisciplinary collaborative research teams and training programs in the biological sciences at their intersection with the computational, chemical, mathematical, and physical sciences. Comprised of six prominent and geographically proximate Gulf Coast institutions, Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, University of Houston, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, the GCC's goal is to provide a cutting edge collaborative training environment and research infrastructure, one beyond the capability of any single institution. The GCC's mission is to train the next generation of bioscientists and to enable scientists to ask and answer questions that cross scientific disciplines to address the challenging biological issues of our time and, ultimately, to apply the resulting expertise and knowledge to the treatment and prevention of disease. Website
IBB: Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering
The mission of the Institute is to promote cross-disciplinary research and education encompassing the biological, chemical, and engineering disciplines. Website
K2I: The Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology
The Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology (K2I) is a research-centric institute dedicated to the advancement of applied interdisciplinary research in the areas of computation and information technology. K2I's heritage and primary strengths are in the areas of high-performance computing and computational science and engineering. K2I's goals are to support, foster, and develop a strong community of research and education across a wide area of computing technologies, computational engineering, and information processing. Website
Rice Bioinformatics Group
The Rice Bioinformatics Group, operating under the umbrella of both K2I and IBB, will be the Rice component of the Gulf-Coast Consortium for Bioinformatics, whose members, besides Rice, are Baylor College of Medicine, MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas - Health Science Center, University of Texas - Medical Branch, and the University of Houston. Website
The W. M. Keck Center for Computational Biology
The Keck Center for Interdisciplinary Bioscience Training is the training arm of the Gulf Coast Consortia (GCC). The Keck Center brings together computational, physical, mathematical, engineering, and biological scientists in a stimulating and nurturing environment for the development and training of a new type of scientist - one who can incorporate theory, simulation, and experiment to expand our understanding of modern biological problems. Website

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