New MSU Computation Department Featured at International Conference
MSU’s new department of Computation, Mathematics, Science and Engineering (CMSE) was featured in a video presention at the International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM). ICIAM is the premier international congress in the field of applied mathematics held every four years under the auspices of the International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. From August 10 to 14, 2015, mathematicians from around the world gathered in Beijing, China for the 8th ICIAM hosted at the China National Convention Center inside the Beijing Olympic Green.
Launched this fall, the new department is unique among computational academic units nationally; it is the first to comprehensively treat computation as the “triple junction” of algorithm development and analysis, high performance computing, and applications to scientific and engineering modeling and data science. This approach recognizes computation as a new discipline rather than being decentralized into isolated sub-disciplines. CMSE, jointly administered by the College of Natural Science and the College of Engineering, will enable application-driven computational modeling (“pull”), while also exposing disciplinary computational scientists to advanced tools and techniques (“push”), which will ignite new transformational connections in research and education.