The Biomedical Computing department (BioComp) is driven by medical challenges in researching new simulation technology. Our research is strongly multi-disciplinary, with teams of experts in physical modelling, mathematics, numerical methods, scientific software development, bioengineering, medical research, and clinical treatment. The department is a driving force behind the development of The FEniCS Project, a collaborative project for the development of innovative concepts and tools for automated scientific computing, with a particular focus on automated solution of differential equations by finite element methods.
Brief overview of activities
The department forms the core of the Center for Biomedical Computing (CBC), a Norwegian Centre of Excellence (2007-2017) hosted by Simula. The vision of the centre is to develop and apply novel simulation technologies to reach new understanding of complex physical processes affecting human health. Additionally, the department hosts the "Patient-Specific Mathematical Modeling with Applications to Clinical Medicine: Stroke and Syringomyelia" project (2010-2015), a ERC Starting Grant top contender funded by the Research Council of Norway with the aim of using computer simulations and mathematical models to better understand physiological flow patterns underlying stroke and spinal cord disorders. The department is involved in a number of European efforts including: the iBrainSafeCLOUD project (2015-2017) aiming at improved intracranial pressure estimations using cloud-based simulations of blood flow within the brain; the Marie Curie International Research Staff Exchange actions UNICAT (2015-2018) and EUMLS (2015-2018); the Marie Curie Innovative Training Network TheLink (2015-2019); and the UK EPSRC-funded 'A new simulation and optimisation platform for marine technology' Software for the Future II grant (2015-2017)
You can read more about the Center for Biomedical Computing on their official project site.