CEES hosts both single PI and collaborative research activities, bringing together scientists and students under an umbrella of intellectual collaboration with shared computational resources. Faculty members, many of whom already have research projects with large computational components, can become affiliated with the center. These faculty affiliates will bring students, post-docs, and visitors who also have computational interests and will benefit from access to the center's hardware and staff support, as well the opportunity for collaboration with professional colleagues with similar research interests and problems.

The computational research at CEES utilizes state-of-the-art hardware and modern computational methods to address complex earth science problems, e.g., multi-scale spatial and temporal complexity, coupled nonlinear multi-physics, and massive data analyses. Our near-term goal is to fully exploit modern and evolving multi-thread architectures for earth science applications.


Explore opportunities and challenges introduced by new computer architectures.

Earth Systems

Address the complex environmental problems caused by human activities in interaction with natural changes in the Earth system.


Earthquakes, volcanoes, energy, environmental geophysics,Earth structure and geodynamics.


Reservoir engineering, seismic and EM imaging, clean energy conversion, carbon capture and storage, energy systems, geothermal engineering, geohydrology.