The Computational Sciences Initiative at the University of Houston (CSIUH) is an interdisciplinary graduate certificate program aimed at promoting advanced research and education in the Computational Sciences, including numerical algorithms, high performance parallel computing, numerical modelling and simulation with applications in Sciences, Engineering and other disciplines in which computation plays an integral role.

A Computational Sciences Certificate of Completion at the University of Houston is available to graduate degree candidates in one of the participating departments -- Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Finance, Geosciences, Mathematics, and Physics -- and who have selected an independent research project (thesis or dissertation) in which there is a significant computational component.

Requirements for award of the Masters Certificate of Completion include a total of 9 hours (with grades of B or higher) from the approved list of CSIUH electives (including at least 3 hours from outside their home department) and earns a Masters degree from UH. The Doctoral Certificate of Completion is awarded when a student completes 12 hours (with grades of B or higher) from the approved list of electives (including 6 hours from outside their home department) and earns a Doctoral degree from UH. Students must meet all requirements of their home department. At least one member from the Associated Faculty Committee must be on a student's research committee.

Students entering this program should have at least a Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, mathematics, statistics, or a scientific discipline. Students from other disciplines will also be considered on a case by case basis, but the following prerequisites are strongly recommended for those students:

- One year of general college physics or chemistry.
- One year of differential/integral calculus, a course in multivariable calculus, a course in differential equations, and a course in linear algebra.
- A course in computer programming (either FORTRAN, C, or C++) or equivalent experience.

Numerous computational resources are available to CSIUH participating students at University of Houston. Among them are a 64 nodes IBM-SP2 parallel machine, a NEC-SX3 vector supercomputer and advanced powerful workstations including SGI Origin 2000.

Interested students should access the program's web page or contact the CSIUH office to obtain detailed information about academic requirements and financial support. CSIUH students must be enrolled in a department from which they receive their degree. In conjunction with the requirements of the home department, the program consists of a common core curriculum and a minimum number of approved CSIUH elective courses. Students entering CSIUH may come from a variety of backgrounds. Admission is based on undergraduate GPA, letters of recommendation, and GRE scores. Several research and teaching assistantships are available through the CSIUH and through the participating departments and colleges. Information about the program, including application materials, can be obtained over the Internet at http://www.math.uh.edu/csiuh.html or by writing to: Computational Science Program, University of Houston, Department of Mathematics, Houston, TX 77204-3476.

- Biochemical and Biophysical Sciences
- BCHS 6206: Advanced Computational Methods in Biochemistry

- Chemistry
- CHEM 6321: Quantum Chemistry
- CHEM 6322: Statistical Thermodynamics
- CHEM 7321: Quantum Mechanics in Chemistry
- CHEM 7322: Scattering Theory
- CHEM 7323: Statistical Mechanics in Chemistry
- CHEM 7333: Design and Analysis of Chemical Experiments

- Computer Science
- COSC 6302: Introduction to Logic and Computing Machines
- COSC 6303: Introduction to Numerical Analysis
- COSC 6304: Introduction to Structured Programming and Analysis
- COSC 6320: Data Structures and Algorithms
- COSC 6350: Software Engineering
- COSC 6363: Concurrent Programming
- COSC 6364: Numerical Analysis
- COSC 6365: Vector Processing
- COSC 6374: Parallel Computations
- COSC 6377: Computer Networks
- COSC 6384: Real-Time Systems
- COSC 7364: Advanced Parallel Computations
- COSC 7366: Advanced Mathematical Software
- COSC 7374: Computer Vision

- Engineering
- ENGI 6324 & 6326: Reservoir Simulation I & II
- ENGI 6370: Systems Engineering: Introduction to Systems Modeling and Analysis
- ENGI 6371: Systems Engineering: Systems Optimization and Computational Methods

- Chemical Engineering
- CHEE 6330: Computational Methods for Chemical Engineers

- Electrical and Computer Engineering
- ELEE 6313: Neural Networks
- ELEE 6320: Knowledge-Based Systems in Electrical Engineering
- ELEE 6325: State-Space Control Systems
- ELEE 6350: Numerical Solution Methods in Electromagnetics
- ELEE 6364: Digital Image Processing
- ELEE 6373: Advanced Computer Architecture
- ELEE 6374: Parallel Numerical Computing

- Mechanical Engineering
- MECE 6345: Hydrodynamic Stability
- MECE 6351 & 6352: Finite Element Analysis in Engineering Sciences I & II
- MECE 6353: Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics
- MECE 6379: Computer Methods for Mechanical Design

- Geosciences
- GEOL 6362: Computer Modeling in Geology
- GEOL 6391: Modeling of Seismic Data
- GEOL 6392: Migration of Seismic Data
- GEOL 7320: Seismic Velocity
- GEOL 7322: Seismic Inversion: Current Concepts
- GEOL 7341: Geophysical Data Processing

- Mathematics
- MATH 6326 & 6327: Partial Differential Equations
- MATH 6366 & 6367: Optimization and Variational Methods
- MATH 6370 & 6371: Numerical Analysis
- MATH 6374: Numerical PDE
- MATH 6376: Numerical Linear Algebra
- MATH 6378: Parallel Scientific Computing
- MATH 6382 & 6383: Probability Models and Mathematical Statistics
- MATH 7324 & 7325: Bifurcation Theory
- MATH 7396: Domain Decomposition Methods with Applications
- MATH 7398: Iterative Methods for Large Scale Problems

- Physics
- PHYS 6309 & 6311: Advanced Mechanics
- PHYS 6315 & 6316: Quantum Mechanics
- PHYS 7310: Hydrodynamics
- PHYS 7381: Hydrodynamic Instabilities

**Roland Glowinski**, College of Natural
Sciences and Mathematics and
College of Engineering

**Yuri Kuznetsov**, College of Natural
Sciences and Mathematics

**G. Auchmuty**, Mathematics

**
Y.-C. Chen**, Mechanical Engineering

**E. Dean**, Mathematics

**R. Glowinski**, Mathematics

**
M. Gorman**, Physics

**
G. Gunaratne**, Physics

**D. Jackson**, Electrical Engineering

**O. Johnson**, Computer Science

**L. Johnsson**, Computer Science

**B. Keyfitz**, Mathematics

**D. Kouri**, Chemistry/Physics

**Y. Kuznetsov**, Mathematics

**B. Loftin**, Computer Science

**
R. Metcalfe**, Mechanical Engineering

**B. Pettitt**, Chemistry

**L.Pinsky**,Physics

**R. Rabinovitch**, Finance

**R. Sanders**, Mathematics

**R. Wilton**, Electrical Engineering

Computational Science Initiative

University of Houston

Department of Mathematics

4800 Calhoun Road

Houston, Texas 77204-3476

E-mail: roland@math.uh.edu

Date of last change: October 26, 2000