AuthorsA. M. Bruaset
TitleBy Thinking Constantly About It - Scientific Computing in Simula
Afilliation, Scientific Computing
Project(s)Center for Biomedical Computing (SFF)
Publication TypeTalks, contributed
Year of Publication2007
Location of TalkInvited talk at College of Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

Simula Research Laboratory conducts research in the fields of scientific computing, software engineering, and networks and distributed systems. In addition, the organization has a strong focus on education and innovation. Recently, the educational efforts have been strengthened through the foundation of the Simula School of Research and Innovation, a graduate school that collaborates closely with the University of Oslo and is co-owned by industrial partners.

The scientific computing research at Simula spans from development of generic software tools, via numerical methods, to a variety of applications in science and technology. The field of scientific computing is characterized by being interdisciplinary, involving mathematics, computer science, and the relevant application field(s).

In this talk I will briefly present the Simula organization and the principles on which our research activities are based. Thereafter, I will give an overview of the ongoing projects in scientific computing. In particular, I will discuss our research on computational middleware, simulation of electromechanical behavior of the heart, use of inverse modeling for determination of myocardial infarction, biomedical flow simulations, and different applications in geoscience. These applications range from simulation of the deformation in sedimentary basins to 4D modeling of the lithosphere. The research in computational geosciences is financed by one of the leading technological innovators in the oil and gas business, StatoilHydro.

Citation KeySimula.SC.93