The program has been designed with the expressed desire that it will be attractive to students from a variety of backgrounds. Through our conversations with faculty in other units, particularly in science and engineering, some key roles have become evident.
The computational components of research projects in the science and engineering will bring forth topics for which faculty members in the MSCS Department can direct doctoral students who apply their unique blend of theoretical and computational skills in an interdisciplinary, team-oriented setting. In turn, we envisage that faculty in those units will direct, co-direct, or support students who have engineering backgrounds and wish to graduate with a Ph.D. in Computational Sciences, for the purpose of pursuing the computational aspects of the faculty member’s group research projects.
In the longer term, support from these other units will foster the larger vision of the MSCS Department as the center of, and a resource for, collaboration in computational sciences at Marquette University.
In each of the following research areas, at least one faculty member at Marquette or a neighboring institution has expressed strong interest in participation. Eventually, promotional materials will include links to the specific researchers who have committed to direct participation. Research labs for faculty from within the MSCS Department who have already made such a commitment follow this list of general areas.
For a listing of department research laboratories, please consult the faculty section of this website.