Postdoctoral Institute for Computational Studies (PICompS) is an independent international virtual society dedicated to promote diversity in computational sciences and raise awareness about the research world outside of traditional academia. Inspired by the Ronin Institute for Independent Scholarship, we aim to achieve the following goals:

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

Free membership at PICompS comes with an affiliation title, institutional email address, a professional profile on our website, and an access to members-only resources and programs. Our members are encouraged to initiate collaborations take an advantage of all our resources.