Postdoctoral Institute for Computational Studies (PICompS) is a virtual home for both independent and academic researchers. We are an international forum, a virtual community that recognizes the world outside of traditional academia. Inspired by the Ronin Institute for Independent Scholarship, we aim to achieve the following goals:

  • increase visibility of research outside of traditional academic setting;
  • build an inclusive virtual home for independent, academic, and non-traditional researchers in computing;
  • provide academic and career support to independent researchers, scientists with alternative academic careers (AltAc), and scholars who seek to redefine career.

Free membership with PICompS comes with an institutional email address, a professional profile on our website, and an access to members-only resources and programs.