School of Computational Science and Engineering Moves to Coda

Coda Exterior

All units moving to Coda from the Klaus Advanced Computing Building (KACB) have been given a new move-in date. The official move-in date for KACB occupants is now Friday, July 26. 

The School of Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) is the largest unit set to move in to Coda at this time and the only school in its entirety that will be  transitioning to the new building.

CSE is relocating from KACB to the 13th floor of Coda, where it will neighbor with part of Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). All operations for CSE will remain on the 13th floor, while several faculty members will move to the various research neighborhoods which are spread over 11 floors of the 21-story building. 


Indoor view of the coda building common space with a fake tree and large bird sculpture with an outdoor patio aesthetic

A variety of work spaces in open areas throughout Coda, such as the one shown here, allow staff, faculty, and students to work and lounge outside of their designated work stations.

The CSE faculty moving to research neighborhoods and their locations are:

  • Professor and CSE Interim Chair Srinivas Aluru: IDEaS – Floor 12

  • Associate Professor Le Song: Machine Learning – Floor 11

  • Associate Professor Jimeng Sun: Health Informatics – Floor 15

  • Professor Rich Vuduc: IDEaS – Floor 12

In order to be accessible to CSE faculty, staff, and students, CSE Interim Chair and Co-Executive Director of the Institute for Data Engineering and Science (IDEaS) Srinivas Aluru will also be operating from the CSE Chair Office on the 13th floor. 

To compliment the research resources in Coda, the building comes equipped with one the largest data centers in the southeast, which includes a high-performance computing (HPC) resource. The $5.2 million HPC resource was acquired through a major research instrumentation award from the National Science Foundation for a research effort led by Aluru.

“This project is exciting from many perspectives, but especially how it is pushing forward data and high performance computing research infrastructure at Georgia Tech,” he said. “It reflects the teamwork of dozens of faculty, and also supports the work of over 50 research scientists and 200 graduate students.”

[Related News: Georgia Tech Announces High-Performance Computing Resource for Coda Building]

Once all Georgia Tech units have moved in, Coda will become the institute’s headquarters for data analytics research. The field itself requires significant expertise in computing and to accommodate this newly aggregated research groups’ needs, Georgia Tech is relocating its Office of Information Technology (OIT) to Coda.

Please view the Coda Tenant Portal for additional information.

Interior photo of Coda next to elevators facing a winding staircase and table with neon lighting.

The 21-story spiral staircase is part of the building's collaborative core. Elevators in Coda require key card access and lead to three-story atriums that begin on the fifth floor and extend the remaining height of the building.



Kristen Perez

Communications Officer