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Simula Research Laboratory

by Thinking Constantly about it

Editors: Tveito, Aslak, Bruaset, Are Magnus, Lysne, Olav (Eds.)

  • Gives rare and valuable insights into the running of a successful research institute, which can serve as a model for other institutions

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About this book

The Simula Research Laboratory, located just outside Oslo in Norway, is rightly famed as a highly successful research facility, despite being, at only eight years old, a very young institution. This fascinating book tells the history of Simula, detailing the culture and values that have been the guiding principles of the laboratory throughout its existence.

Dedicated to tackling scientific challenges of genuine social importance, the laboratory undertakes important research with long-term implications in networks, computing and software engineering, which includes offering a Centre of Excellence in biomedical computing.

The text covers every angle: the laboratory's background and political context, the work it has completed, its approach to the education and development of its researchers, and the organisation's efforts to promote the application of its research results. The key research projects and results are covered in separate chapters, each of which is preceded by a thumbnail description of the project and how the research is useful for society. As well as explanatory text, the other chapters feature interviews with major players in the facility's history, both inside Simula, among its collaborators, and in Norwegian society at large.

About the authors

Aslak Tveito is managing director of the Simula group, and has worked at Simula Research Laboratory since the company was established in 2001. Tveito is professor in scientific computing at the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo. Prior to his appointment as managing director, Tveito served as research director for the scientific computing department at Simula. In addition to his work with the University of Oslo, Tveito has served as chief scientist at SINTEF Applied Mathematics.

Are Magnus Bruaset combines the position as Assistant Director of the Simula School of Research and Innovation AS with the leadership of Simula's industrial collaboration in computational geosciences. Bruaset is professor in scientific computing at the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo. Before he joined Simula, Bruaset served as senior research scientist at SINTEF Applied Mathematics, and as entrepreneur and vice president of R&D in the research-based company Numerical Objects AS.

Olav Lysne is director of basic research, and has worked at Simula since the establishment in 2001. During his tenure with Simula, Lysne has also served as head of the networks and distributed systems department and as research scientist. Lysne is professor in communication systems at the Department of Informatics at the University of Oslo where he has served in several capacities, including as founder and leader of a group in communication systems.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This book describes the philosophy behind Simula Research Laboratory, how we have tried to implement it, and the results that have come out of it. … Most of the book is intended for anyone interested in research, whereas some of the articles are written for experts interested in Simula’s research subjects.” (Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1181, 2010)

Table of contents (43 chapters)

  • What Would you do if you Suddenly got an Annual Grant of About Ten Million Dollars?

    Tveito, Aslak (et al.)

    Pages 3-6

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  • By Thinking Constantly About It

    Mackenzie, Dana

    Pages 7-15

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  • The Simula Culture - How we do Research, Education and Innovation

    Tveito, Aslak (et al.)

    Pages 17-28

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  • Impressed with Targeted Research Strategy

    Røsjø, Bjarne

    Pages 29-32

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  • The Hamming Experience

    Langtangen, Hans Petter (et al.)

    Pages 33-35

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Simula Research Laboratory
Book Subtitle
by Thinking Constantly about it
Editors
  • Aslak Tveito
  • Are Magnus Bruaset
  • Olav Lysne
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-01156-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-01156-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-01155-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42462-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 656
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