Event Type:

Colloquium

Date/Time:

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

Location:

Kidder 350

Guest Speaker:

Institution:

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

Abstract:

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.

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