In the fast-changing modern world, mathematical modeling and computer simulation (M&S) have emerged as a discipline that is absolutely vital not only for conventional sciences and engineering, but also for inter-/multi-disciplinary enterprises involving humanities and social sciences, governance and policy making, etc. In fact, it is practically impossible for a modern day multi-disciplinary enterprise to progress without the aid of mathematical modeling and computing.
The Centre for Modeling and Simulation (CMS), Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), was established in 2003 with a vision to promote awareness about M&S; encourage and practice multidisciplinary problem-centric approaches to basic and applied research that transcend traditional boundaries separating knowledge domains; and nurture and maintain fundamental methodological and technological expertise related to M&S, including applied mathematics, applied statistics, computing, computing technologies, and mathematical modeling.
True to the experientially vindicated vision of cutting across knowledge domains, the Centre designed and deployed (2008) a highly multi-disciplinary rigorous academic programme called the M.Tech. Programme in Modeling and Simulation. The programme, right at its inception, anticipated emerging fields such as computational fluid dynamics, machine learning, analytics, and data science, and has been preparing students to take up careers in these fields. The academic environment at the Centre is conscientiously student-friendly and academics-centric so as to promote and facilitate true learning and the development of fundamental qualities of the mind that give a student an edge in the competitive world outside.
Currently, the Centre possesses expertise in areas of machine learning, data-intensive and statistical science (computational archeology, astrostatistics, network science), computational materials modeling and physics, scientific and numerical computing, computational fluid dynamics, industrial and applied Mathematics, and digital signal+image processing.
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