Wednesday, July 24
8:30-10:30 AM

Computational Science: Perspectives from an Evolving Field

Computational science encompasses a broad spectrum of activities as it continues to evolve and expand. Consequently, it defies a precise, universally accepted definition although most researchers would claim that they "know it when they see it". In addition to emerging as an accepted partner in the scientific method, computational science plays a particularly important role in motivating programs to educate future scientists within a strongly interdisciplinary framework. The United States Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Program offers an example of this educational role through its support of graduate students whose work blends mathematics, computer science, and application areas. The first speaker in this minisymposium will describe computational science in the context of the DOE fellowship program, emphasizing the relationships with applied mathematics and computer science. The remaining three speakers are graduate students from the fellowhip program who, by describing their research in engineering and public policy, chemistry, and meteorology, will provide their own individual perspectives on computational science.

Organizers: Robert Voigt, National Science Foundation; and Margaret H. Wright, Bell Laboratories

3:15 Perspectives on Computational Science
Robert Voigt, Organizer
3:45 Genetic Algorithms in the Optimization of Design Reliability Problems
Laura Painton, Sandia National Laboratory
4:15 From Quantum Simulations to Hydrodynamics _ Using all the Tricks
Gordon Hogenson, University of Washington
4:45 Numerical Simulations of Tropical Weather Systems
Eric Williford, Florida State University

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MMD, 5/20/96