Computer Science Research Institute

CSRI Presentation
A Sandia summer intern presents research findings at the California site's annual intern symposium.

When offered


Who can apply

University faculty in computer science, math, statistical science, or engineering and upper-division undergraduate (juniors/seniors) and graduate students majoring in those fields


Sandia/New Mexico and Sandia/California

About CSRI

The Computer Science Research Institute (CSRI) brings university faculty and students to Sandia for focused collaborative research on Department of Energy (DOE) computer and computational science problems. CSRI is organized under the DOE Stockpile Computing Program and provides an opportunity for university researchers to learn about problems in computer and computational science at DOE laboratories. Participants conduct leading-edge research, interact with scientists and engineers at the laboratories, and help transfer the results of their research to programs at the labs.

Some specific research interest areas include the following:

  • Scalable solvers
  • Optimization
  • Adaptivity and mesh refinement
  • Graph-based, discrete, and combinatorial algorithms
  • Uncertainty estimation
  • Mesh generation
  • Dynamic load-balancing
  • Virus and other malicious-code defense
  • Visualization
  • Scalable cluster computers and heterogeneous computers
  • Data-intensive computing
  • Environments for scalable computing
  • Parallel input/output
  • Advanced architectures
  • Theoretical computer science

Application procedure

  1. Use Sandia's Careers tool to create a username and password.
  2. Enter "CSRI" into the Keywords text field, and click Search.
  3. Browse the list of CSRI intern openings.
  4. Complete an online application for a specific intern opening.

Detailed instructions for using Sandia's Careers tool to apply for a position are also available.