Computational and Data Enabled Sciences PhD

Students in professor Hachmann's lab looking at data on a computer screen.

In partnership with UB’s Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Computational and Data Science, our program trains students to analyze big and complex systems and data using high-end computing and mathematically sound methodology, to design propulsion systems for space exploration.

SEDS club holding rocket during competition.
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS)

Students can also get involved with clubs like SEDS who particpate in various projects and competitions such as the Spaceport America Cup.

How does CHREST collaborate with NNSA labs?

  • We serve as mentors and hosts for student summer internships at NNSA labs
  • We co-advise graduate students and serve on committees as an external reviewer
  • We mentor and participate in the annual high-powered rocketry event in White Sands, NM
  • We participate in the annual IAD Days as a keynote speaker
  • We co-organize special sessions at AIAA and SIAM national conferences
  • We co-author publications on exascale computing, ML and LES of combustion, hybrid rockets, and more.

Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

We are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse community—one that will enrich engineering education and empower our students, faculty and staff to achieve their goals.

SEAS Programs and initiatives: