Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS)
We apply visualization and simulation to create innovative solutions as well as educational and collaborative tools.
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.
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
Who We Are
The diverse backgrounds of CIVS staff help us to tackle a multitude of research and development projects.
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.
A Broad Portfolio
CIVS projects span a large catalog. See what we’ve accomplished with highlighted projects.
News & Announcements
Purdue University Northwest and Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) announced that NIPSCO has created an endowment to establish a professorship in Engineering Simulation. Dr. Chenn Zhou will be the first to serve in the newly endowed position.
Congratulations to CIVS Research Assistant John Luis Estrada Guayta! John was honored on March 6 with the Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award for his commitment and dedication to the development and growth of PNW student community. John was also a winner of the 2020 Association of Iron and Steel Technology (AIST) Real Steel Student Video […]
CIVS was featured the eleventh episode of the first season of Friends & Neighbors on Lakeshore PBS. Friends & Neighbors is a half-hour long program that explores the diverse set of lives and workplaces in Northwest Indiana. CIVS Senior Research Engineer Tyamo Okosun described CIVS’s work in simulation and visualization during the segment, which is accessible on the Lakeshore […]