Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) is appointed by Simula's Board to provide focused professional advice on Simula's operation. Simula Research Laboratory has appointed to the SAB internationally recognised researchers, which cover all the scientific fields represented at Simula. The SAB meets at Simula Research Laboratory biannually, or more frequently when needed.

Communication Systems

Konstantina (Dina) Papagiannaki is a researcher in the network infrastructure team inside Google. Before her time with Google she was the scientific director of the Internet Systems and Networking scientific group at Telefonica I+D in Barcelona. She has chaired the technical program committee of the premier conferences in her field, authored 60 peer reviewed papers, authored a book on the design and management of large-scale IP networks through Cambridge University Press, has five pending and one awarded patents, and in 2009 her work received the best paper award at ACM Mobicom 2009.

Maha Abdallah is currently an Associate Professor at Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC), and member of the Laboratoire d'Informatique de Paris 6 (LIP6) . She received a PhD degree (with highest Honors) in Computer Science from the University of Versailles in 2001. She then spent a year at the department of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) as a research fellow before joining UPMC in 2002. Her current research interests are in distributed and cloud computing, covering distributed algorithms and systems, fault-tolerant systems, and scalable systems and networks, with current special focus on interactive 3D media applications, namely massively multiplayer virtual environments and online games.

Torsten Hoefler is an Assistant Professor for Computer Science at ETH Zürich where he leads the Scalable Parallel Computing Laboratory (SPCL). He is co-chair of the collective operations working group in the MPI Forum. He is interested in Collective Communications, Process Topologies, One Sided Operations, and Hybrid Programming in MPI. He is also a member of ACM SIGHPC, ACM, and IEEE.

Kristian Gjøsteen is Associate professor at The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Mathematical Sciences. His interests include provable security, protocol analysis, subgroup membership problems, and elliptic curves. He is currently working on electronic voting. He has also done some work on BankID, a Norwegian PKI substitute.


Software Engineering

Antonia Bertolino is a researcher at the Software Engineering and Dependable Computing Laboratory (SEDC) at CNR di Pisa. Her specialty is software testing, and her profile is innovation oriented. Bertolino is a member of the editorial boards for the Journal of Systems and Software (Elsevier), IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (IEEE C. S.), and Empirical Software Engineering (Springer).

Laurence Duchien is a professor at the Université Lille 1, in the department of Sciences et Technologies. She is involved in several research centres, including INIRA Lille. Duchiens academic focus is on software evolution and software product lines. 

Franz Wotawa is a professor at the Institute for Software Technology, Graz University of Technology. He is specialised in AI-techniques that can be utilised in software tesing, and he has been active in projects that detail problem analysis, design and prototype implementation. 


Scientific Computing

Signe Haughton is the director of international marketing, commercialisation and integration at Stryker Neurovascular, and she has extensive experience from medical-technical industry and R&D. 

Ellen Kuhl is the associate professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering at Stanford University. She is the head of a dedicated laboratory for predicting cronic loss of form and function of heart tissue. The research is based on patient-specific simulation.

Vanessa Diaz is a lecturer at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University College of London, and she specialises in heart modelling. She is the scientific coordinator for Virtual Physiological Human NoE, and she is an active participant at CoMPLEX – Centre for Mathematics and Physics in the Life Sciences and Experimental Biology.

Carsten Burstedde is a professor for scientific computing at the Institute for Numerical Simulation at the University of Bonn. His specialisation is demanding simulations that demand avanced methods of solution, especially high performance computing and adaptive mesh refinement.