J. Robert Beyster Computational Innovation Graduate Fellows Program

The J. Robert Beyster Computational Innovation Graduate Fellows Program was established Dr. J. Robert (BSE M ’45, BSE P ’45, MSE Phys ’47, PhD ‘50) and Betty Beyster to acknowledge that Ph.D. students are “the originators and carriers of innovative ideas and solutions from the University to the world,” and to emphasize the pivotal role that high performance computing must play in solving our societal challenges.

This fellowship is for domestic Ph.D. graduate students who have reached candidacy to support cutting-edge research in a variety of fields linking high ­performance computing, networking, and storage to applications of societal importance in the following areas, but not limited to:

  • Bioinformatics (including genomics and modeling/study of the brain)
  • Computer and Network Security (including mobile computing and the cloud)
  • Computational Materials (including renewable energy and biological materials)
  • Computational Electromagnetics (including imaging and stealth technology)
  • Autonomous Systems (including automotive safety and military air, land, sea, and underwater vehicles)
  • Multi-Physics Simulation (including radiation and thermal transport and reactor safety)