Data science and high-performance computing

Data science and high-performance computing

SMU is actively developing a big-data ecosystem, supported by next-generation research computing technology that includes virtual and augmented reality and artificial intelligence, which will engage disciplines across campus.

Faculty research highlights

Faculty research highlights

Our faculty combine rigorous research with the drive to produce world changers. With enterprising spirit and commitment to global impact, our faculty take SMU to even greater excellence.

Pegasus Park Researcher in lab

Pegasus Park

SMU’s Institute for Computational Biosciences joins Pegasus Park, a 23-acre mixed-use office campus for biotech firms, schools and nonprofit organizations where researchers will participate in the development of both research and entrepreneurial endeavors.

Research clusters

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Interdisciplinary clusters of faculty enhance established research strengths at SMU. These clusters support the University’s research ambitions while empowering SMU to become a leader in key disciplines.

Centers & Institutes

Over 40 centers and institutes on our Dallas campus provide venues for collaborative research, act as liaisons between the University and the community and partner with businesses to solve complex problems with practical solutions.

External partnerships

Strong partnerships with industry and nonprofits foster growth for our region. SMU can connect your organization with researchers whose discoveries and new technologies are rife with collaboration, and students whose skills will benefit your company.

Graduate research stories

Through collaborations with industry, support with fellowship applications and connections to centers that process data on a large scale, our graduate students learn to produce research with a social impact.

Read more about our graduate students’ innovative research



SMU’s seven libraries, with their distinctive collections, advance research and creative excellence on and off campus. The library staff’s multidisciplinary expertise and personalized services help patrons catalyze discovery and champion innovation.

Undergraduate research

Undergraduate research

Many of our incoming undergraduate students pursue research during their studies. We provide our students with a range of research and entrepreneurial opportunities that enrich their undergraduate experiences.

Learn more about graduate programs at SMU.

With 36 doctoral degrees and over 120 master’s degrees, SMU offers students innovative and impactful graduate study while allowing them a chance to live and learn in a thriving international community.

Explore SMU’s graduate opportunities