Universiteit van AmsterdamThe Section Computational Science at the Universiteit van Amsterdam aims to be a worldwide key player in the school of thought on computational science in research and education. The section seeks to discover, through modelling and simulating, the way distributed information is being processed in complex information systems. The group focuses on cellular automata models. It addresses issues of how physical and biological problems can be formulated in this framework and how they can be mapped onto distributed computer architectures and grid systems.
University of SheffieldThe University of Sheffield is a major UK research-led university with an international reputation in aspects of modelling and simulation. Members of three research groups from the UoS will contribute to COAST. These are; the academic unit of Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering, the Cardiovascular Research Group and the Computational Biology Group (within the Department of Computer Science). This multidisciplinary team have previous experience of successful joint research programmes and have strong clinical links to the Sheffield Teaching Hospital Trust.
Université de GenèveThe Computer Science Department at the University of Geneva is a multidisciplinary oriented research team. It promotes a conceptual and theoretical approach but has a strong commitment to real life applications. Prof B. Chopard is the head of the Scientific and Parallel Computation group which has been developing for more than 15 years new models and simulations of many complex systems ranging from physical problems to environmental sciences, to economical, social systems and bio-medical applications. Cellular automata and related techniques, such as lattice gases and lattice Boltzmann method are central to the research work and have been developed both as new methodologies for scientific and engineering problem and for solving challenging applications. Other important research activities of the group are bioinformatics and parallel computing.
Technische Universität BraunschweigThe Institute for Computer Applications in Civil Engineering is determined to expand the state-of-the art in scientific computing for the engineering field. In the recent years, research has focused on the extension of Lattice Boltzmann methods to model and simulate complex fluids and flows in civil and environmental engineering. This includes thermal flows, turbulent flows, multiphase- and multi-component flows, free surface flows, bidirectional fluid-structure coupling (heart valves) and modelling and simulation of blood coagulation. Presently, six PhD students and a Post-Doc are working on Lattice-Boltzmann Automata. In addition to the research related to modelling and adaptive numerical methods, we have developed a computational steering approach which allows to interactively simulate complex three dimensional flow phenomena in the institutes’ Virtual Reality environment which is directly attached to the institutes High-Performance Cluster (>350 GFlops).