The Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo "Mauro Picone" (IAC), is a public research institute of applied mathematics part of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) with four locations (Rome, Bari, Florence and Naples). The mission of the Institute is "to develop highly advanced mathematical, statistical and computational methods in order to solve, in a mostly interdisciplinary context, problems with strong relevance to society and industry.
Applications can be found in many fields having direct impact on the society such as engineering (material science, turbulence, Bose-Einstein condensation, microflows), medical sciences and biology (medical image processing, genomics, the human immune system, blood flow), environment (analysis of satellite data for earth observation, modelling icefield processes on polar lithosphere), The Institute has its own computing infrastructure (high end servers equipped with Graphics Processing Units) and a widely recognized experience in the field of parallel processing, optimization and data visualization. The Institute has been involved as a partner in a number of European Projects (STREP, NOE, etc.) and received grants from (among the others) Google, Nvidia, and EXA corporations. The Institute has also an intensive education program with PhD students, PostDoc and young researchers coming from other countries to work and complete their education and training.