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2011 News in Brief



Buehler named co-director of Computation for Design and Optimization graduate program

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In August, the MIT Center for Computational Engineering (CCE) announced that Professor Markus Buehler is now co-director of the center’s educational arm — the master’s program in Computation for Design and Optimization (CDO) — with Professor Nicolas Hadjiconstantinou of mechanical engineering. Buehler hopes to expand the scope of CCE and the curriculum of the CDO to emphasize the application-driven use of computational tools in research and education. “We anticipate that this will increase the impact that the use of computational methods has in solving important problems in various fields like materials, energy and transportation,” Buehler said. “Computation is becoming a critical tool that serves as a third leg next to theory and experiment, and CDO educates new leaders in this field.”