Center for Space Environment Modeling

The Center for Space Environment Modeling (CSEM) is an interdisciplinary research organization of the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan. CSEM is comprised of a tightly integrated group of faculty, students and staff from the Departments of Aerospace EngineeringClimate and Space Sciences and Engineering, and Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science.

The overall goal of CSEM is to develop high-performance, first-principles based computational models to describe and predict hazardous conditions in the near-earth space environment extending from the sun to the ionosphere, called space weather. In order to achieve predictive capability, the models must run considerably faster than real time on mid-size parallel computers.