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ICM: an interdisciplinary concept and its implementation viewed by an applications-driven mathematician

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Friday, November 22, 2013 - 08:00 to 09:00
Kidder 350

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ICM (Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling), The University of Warsaw

Computational modeling of complex systems and processes within those systems
has reached a critical stage due to problems with code/algorithm/method
scalability. This opens new opportunities for mathematical research and complements
the inspirations that continue to emerge from other areas of science
or real-world references.
As will be shown, the two-way dependence between mathematics as the key
research infrastructure employed (due to its language, formalisms and
associated culture), on one hand, and the real world (with its problems and
challenges), on the other, represents the central underlying principle
exploited in all of ICM?s activities. A selection of fundamental research
contributions chosen from the quite rich and multi-faceted record of ICM
will be reported. Driving forces of next generation research developments
will be outlined. Founded in 1993, ICM has contributed to several
substantial structural changes of the academic landscape in Poland.
Interdisciplinary approaches in research established a basis for a range of
achievements in computational science. A number of novel and innovative
research e-infrastructures were shaped and consolidated. Among those was the
concept of a national virtual academic campus that has become reality,
initially encompassing fields of scientific computing and digital content.
It has extended to cover broad classes of research including data, its
processing, high-performance analytics and data-driven modeling.