Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS)

We apply visualization and simulation to create innovative solutions as well as educational and collaborative tools.

CIVS Impacts

We work with faculty, students, industry, and community to come up with innovative solutions for a wide variety of issues. We’ve collaborated with more than 110 external organizations, producing more than $40 million in savings.

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Violet Sistovaris using virtual reality headset

CIVS is not only continuing to create a tremendous learning environment and experience for students, but they’re using technology resources to help our industry and others in a way that is both relevant and insightful

Violet Sistovaris
Executive Vice President & President, NIPSCO

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Meet CIVS

Who We Are

The diverse backgrounds of CIVS staff help us to tackle a multitude of research and development projects.

Meet our Consortium

Steel Manufacturing and Visualization Consortium

CIVS has founded the Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium to advance the steel manufacturing industry by addressing major technological and related barriers.

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A Broad Portfolio

CIVS projects span a large catalog. See what we’ve accomplished with highlighted projects.

News & Announcements

Chenn Zhou, PNW's NIPSCO Distinguished Professor of Engineering Simulation in the College of Engineering and Science

NIPSCO Endows Professorship at Purdue University Northwest

In recognition of her scholarship and extraordinary contributions to the university, Chenn Zhou has been named the NIPSCO Distinguished Professor of Engineering Simulation in the College of Engineering and Sciences.

Purdue, PNW, CES and SOE Announcements on Dr. Zhou being the NIPSCO Distinguished Professor

Purdue News Release: https://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2020/Q2/purdue-trustees-approve-faculty-and-staff-positions,-new-degree-programs,-posthumous-degree.html   PNW News Release: https://www.pnw.edu/nipsco-endows-professorship-at-purdue-university-northwest/ Purdue University Northwest and Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) announced that NIPSCO has created an endowment to establish a professorship in Engineering Simulation. Chenn Zhou will be the first to serve in the newly endowed position. In recognition of her scholarship and extraordinary contributions to […]

John Guayta Luis Estrada Received PNW & AIST Awards

Congratulations to CIVS Graduate Research Assistant John Estrada! John was honored on March 6 with the Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award. John was also a winner of the 2020 Association of Iron and Steel Technology (AIST) Real Steel Student Video Contest, with his video entry entitled “Empowering the Steel Industry-Inspiring the Next Generation of Engineers.” […]