About ACRES

iCER ACRES is a 10-week summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in computational and data science. This REU is coordinated by Michigan State University’s Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering (CMSE), in partnership with the Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research (iCER).

Research projects provided though iCER ACRES focus on the development and enhancement of algorithms, models, and software for applications in multiple research areas that require high-performance computing resources.  Research areas include: computational chemistry, biology, astrophysics, mathematics, big data science, and computational electromagnetics.

The program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) with funding from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) ASSURE program. The REU site directors are Professors Kenneth M. Merz, Jr. and Brian W. O’Shea.