About Us

The Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS)

CIVS is a globally recognized university research center that uses advanced simulation and visualization techniques and technologies to develop and implement innovative solutions in many areas, such as:

  • Energy Efficiency
  • Safety
  • Workforce Development
  • Facility Planning
  • Reliability & Maintenace
  • Production
  • Operational Efficiency
  • Digital Transformation
  • + Many More

Since 2009, CIVS has worked with faculty, students, industry and the community to develop innovative solutions for a wide variety of issues. We’ve collaborated with more than 160 external organizations, producing more than $40 million in savings. CIVS staff and students regularly engage in projects that make significant contributions:

  • 416+ Projects
  • $32+ Million in Research Grants and Contracted Work
  • $40+ Million in Savings and Cost Avoidances
  • 486+ Technical Papers
  • 170+ External Collaborator Organizations
  • 150+ Purdue Faculty and Staff Collaborators


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