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Computational Sciences conclude a flourishing year

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Publié le mercredi 11 janvier 2017

The year 2016 was marked by many activities in computational sciences at the University of Luxembourg such as the organisation of 14 computational seminars and the publication of 96 research papers. This successful year culminates with the first Luxembourg computational sciences workshop and the nomination of Stéphane Bordas as one of the world’s most influential scientific minds in the field of computer science in 2016.

Growing activities in Computational Sciences

Since his arrival in 2013 at the University of Luxembourg with a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant and with the strong support of colleagues from Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Computational Engineering and Life Sciences, Professor Stéphane Bordas has developed the computational sciences research priority by gathering researchers and industrialists from most active research areas in Luxembourg. Indeed, computational sciences consist in an interdisciplinary approach which combines mathematical skills with computer science tools while taking into account needs and expectations from application scientists. In two years, Prof. Bordas has succeeded in setting a team of highly motivated and qualified scientists to develop data-driven numerical methods for engineering and medicine. Moreover, he has managed to involve colleagues from all the other faculties and interdisciplinary centres to collaborate on strategic projects.

Some examples of Computational Science Seminars:

Marek Behr "Flow simulation methods for microstructures fluids", 4 February 2016

 

Ron Kikinis "Medical image computing meets biomechanics", 18 February 2016

Wing Kam Liu "Linking Process, Structure, Property and Performance for Metal-based Additive Manufacturing", 7 March 2016

 

Karol Miller "Paradigm shift in biomechanics: no more research on mechanical properties of tissues!", 18 May 2016

Computational Sciences for Medicine

The first Luxembourg Residential Workshop on Computational Sciences for Medicine "Modelling and Simulation for Surgery" took place in Luxembourg from 12 to 14 December 2016 and assembled over 60 computational and clinical experts. The discussions focused on the current state of the art in surgical simulation and future research areas. Under the mediation of Vivienne Parry, the participants identified a number of road blocks ahead for computational sciences to impact clinical practice and are now drafting papers for a special issue of a high impact journal.

Stéphane Bordas

 

Vivienne Parry

 

 

 

 

Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers

Stéphane Bordas, Professor and Head of the Strategic Computational Sciences Priority at the University of Luxembourg has been selected for the second consecutive year by the Thomson Reuters agency as one of the world’s most influential scientific minds in the field of computer science. The 2016 ranking takes into account the highly cited papers in science and social sciences journals over an 11-year period 2004-2014.