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Prof. Dr. Scott MacLachlan

Prof. Dr. Scott MacLachlan

Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

Dr. MacLachlan received a B.Sc. (Hon.) in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of British Columbia in 2000 and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2004. After postdoctoral periods at the University of Colorado, the University of Minnesota, and the Delft University of Technology, he joined the faculty of Tufts University in January 2008, and joined Memorial University in July 2014.  Dr. MacLachlan's research interests lie in computational applied mathematics and scientific computation. In particular, his work centers on the development and analysis of finite-element and multigrid methods, typically for PDE-based models of fluid and solid mechanics.

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Miriam Mehl

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Miriam Mehl

University of Stuttgart, Germany

Miriam Mehl is full professor at the department of Computer Science (Institute for Parallel and Distributed Systems) of the University of Stuttgart since 2013 and vice-dean of the Faculty of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. Her research focus is on methods and algorithms at the interface between numerical mathematics and the efficient use of parallel computers. She is working on several projects contributing to the more accurate, stable, faster, and flexible simulation of complex physical and bio-physical systems. Since 2003, she supervised the developer team of the multi-physics coupling tool preCICE and its predecessor FSI*ce. Before 2013, Miriam Mehl has been working as an Acting Professor for Numerical Mathematics (2012-2013) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and as a Carl-von-Linde Junior Fellow (2010-2013) at the Institute for Advanced Study as part of TUM's strategic infrastructure in the third funding line of the excellence initiative of the German federal and state governments. She finished her Habilitation in Computer science at TUM in 2010, achieved the doctoral degree (summa cum laude) at the same institution in 2001 after her Diploma in Mathematics in 1997. She a member of several committees, among others the Scientific Advisory Board of the Steering Committee of the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (BMBF) and the user committee of the High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS).

Dr. Mariano Vázquez

Dr. Mariano Vázquez

Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain

Since 2005, Mariano Vázquez leads the research team for High Performance Computational Mechanics (HPCM Team) in the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, in Spain. His team’s main task is to develop Computational Mechanics tools adapted to run efficiently in large-scale parallel computers. This involves Physical modelling, Mathematical algorithms and code development and optimization, all with the strong constraint of efficient use of parallel resources. Together with Dr. Guillaume Houzeaux, they are the main architects of the Alya System, the in-house parallel multi-physics simulation tool, co-supervising a task force of around 40 researchers and programmers. Mariano Vázquez's main research lines fall within Computational Science, such as Computational Bio-Mechanics (particularly Solid Mechanics of organic tissue and Electrophysiology) at organ and system level. His team develops a simulation tool to study the cardiovascular system, Alya Red CCM (Cardiac Computational Model) from the heart up to the small arterioles in the brain, targeted to biomedical researchers in both academia and the pharmaceutical industry. Infarction, ageing, aneurisms rupture risk, arrhythmias, stent design or drug delivery are among the topics where the CCM can become a decisive help. Mariano Vázquez is also scientist at the Spanish National Scientific Council CSIC.

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