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Mathematics - Computational Science & Engineering | Conversations About Challenges in Computing

Conversations About Challenges in Computing

Bruaset, Are Magnus, Tveito, Aslak (Eds.)

2013, X, 101 p. 13 illus., 12 illus. in color.

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  • A collection of informal interviews with leading researchers in communication systems, computational sciences, and software engineering
  • Gives the state of the art plus outlooks to the future
  • Interviews conducted by well-known science writer Dana Mackenzie and science journalist Kathrine Aspaas​

This text sheds light on how mathematical models and computing can help understanding and prediction of complicated physical processes; how communication networks should be designed and implemented to meet the increasingly challenging requirements from users; and how modern engineering principles can lead to better and more robust software systems.  

Through interviews with 12 internationally recognized researchers within these fields, conducted by the well-known science writer Dana Mackenzie and the science journalist Kathrine Aspaas, the reader gets views on recent achievements and future challenges. ​  

Content Level » Popular/general

Keywords » communication systems - computational science - scientific computing - software engineering

Related subjects » Communication Networks - Computational Science & Engineering - Dynamical Systems & Differential Equations - HCI - Mathematics

Table of contents 

Part I: Communications Systems: 1 The Nature of the Beast: An interview with Olav Lysne.- 2 Igniting the New Internet: An interview with Keith Marzullo.- 3 The Internet of Things: An interview with Heinrich Stüttgen.- Part II: Computational Science: 4 The Mathematics of the Mind: An interview with Hans Petter Langtangen.- 5 Solving Puzzle Earth by Adaptive Mesh Refinement: An interview with Carsten Burstedde.- 6 Computational Inverse Problems Can Drive a Big Data Revolution: An interview with Omar Ghattas.- 7 Towards the ‘Google Heart’: An interview with Natalia Trayanova.- 8 As Simple as Possible, but Not Simpler: An interview with Alfio Quarteroni.- Part III: Software Engineering.- 9 A Caring Critic:  An interview with Magne Jørgensen.- 10 Through the Looking Glass into Digital Space: An interview with Paola Inverardi.- 11 Harmonizing the Babel of Voices: An interview with Martin Shepperd.- 12 Mediating between Man and Machine: An interview with Bashar Nuseibeh.   ​

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