Scientific Computing Group
In the last several decades, computers have dramatically changed the way scientific and technological problems are solved. Computers make it possible to simulate thousands of potential ideas and designs for an object without actually building the object. Computer and microelectronics, 3D design, drug design, weather forecasting, fusion machines, and medical device development depend on the ability to simulate a system and its related operating parameters by computer. Key to this approach is the use of numerical mathematical techniques such as the numerical solutions to partial differential equations and the solution of problems in numerical linear algebra.
The scientific computing group is widely noted for its research in circuit and semiconductor device simulations, fluid dynamics, nano-system simulations, and simulations of molecules and fluids with applications to turbulence and chaos. Our techniques for circuit simulation are applied to modeling the electrical field in the human heart, in order to improve the effectiveness of life-saving biomedical devices. There is particular interest in applying the latest in scalable parallel processors to achieve the proposed goals.