View Full Version : [SOLVED] Off-topic: Best University for Scientific computing

January 11th, 2010, 07:26 PM
Hi everyone,

I'm currently finishing my master degree in numerical geophysics and I want more :). I'm looking for a Phd in the "best" university specialized in scientific-parallel computing...

Where i can find this information?

I can surely browse all the major university web sites, looking in the mathematics informatics or electrical engineering departments, but i want to know if there is ONE university where i need to go to be among the best.

P.S.: University location isn't a problem, i'm willing to travel.

Thanks for advice!

January 13th, 2010, 02:10 AM
OK. I will take the bait: Virginia Tech!


January 13th, 2010, 04:42 AM
Australian National University in Canberra has quite an emphasis towards Concurrent/Distributed/Parallel/Multicore/Real-Time Embedded systems - most of the academics are somehow involved with one of the above topics.

There are a number of courses (at least one being a transitional Masters course) on "High-Performance Scientific Computation" and some course on "Bio-inspired Computing" - I'm more into philosophy and logic, I haven't done any of these course, but I know some people who have.

January 13th, 2010, 05:45 AM
A quick search on google gives this list http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-computer-science-schools/rankings

January 13th, 2010, 06:48 AM
Stanford, MIT, or CMU

No seriously, it comes down to your adviser and how well you connect w/ what you are studying.