Australian National University
Computational Science and Engineering Education Program
Computational Science and Engineering (CS&E) is a new approach to
education in the sciences and engineering which recognises the position
of computer modelling and experimentation as a "third way" of working
which complements the traditional experimental and theoretical approaches
to knowledge acquisition. Evolving from the High Performance Computing
and Communications communities in the USA and elsewhere from the late 1980's
the new discipline is made up of industry and research professionals
and tertiary educators from the once distinct areas of numerical analysis,
computer science and engineering/science specialities. In education,
CS&E promotes interdisciplinary, problem-centred curricula and has an
orientation towards "real-life" applications in industry and research.
The Computational Science and Engineering Education Program at the
Australian National University has been underway since 1996.
The Program is a joint initiative between the
Faculty of Engineering and
Information Technology and the
ANU Supercomputer Facility.
here for information about the objectives and pedagogical aims
of the CSEEP project.
A "flagship" case study for the program is the analysis of the
stainless steel support structure for the "Puppy" sculpture which
was carried out by Sydney firm DW Knox and Partners. This study
has been part of the ENGN4518 Computational Engineering and
Computer Graphics courses.
Jeff Koons: Puppy 1995 Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney,
Copyright Jeff Koons 1995
Henry Gardner (Program Director)
CSEEP and ANUSF staff are involved in teaching the following courses:
ENGN4518 Computational Engineering
COMP3067 Computational Science and Engineering
Maths C42H: Computational Methods for Gas Dynamics
CSEEP staff supervise three 4th year student projects and three
PhD projects in
cooperation with other ANU staff.
The HPC Laboratory
established as the central site for the CSEE program on
campus. The laboratory is
used both as a graphics
laboratory for desktop-scale
modelling, and as a front end to
the high performance
supercomputers at ANUSF to
perform "compute intensive"
calculations while visualising the
data in the lab.
The following workshops have been held in 1997:
CS&E International Links
IEEE Computational Science and Engineering
This IEEE magazine can
be thought of as "defining the area" of CS&E.
Undergraduate Computational Sciences and Engineering Project
National HPCC Software Exchange.
NHSE Guide to CS&E Programs.
Other Australian Programs
CANCES at the University of New South Wales
VISLAB at the University of Sydney
ACMC at the University of Queensland.
Other ANU Links
There are many first-rate mathematicians, scientists and engineers
at the Australian National University whose work could be said to
involve CS&E or computational modelling. The Institute of Advanced Studies
at the ANU is the largest pure research institute in the Australian university
system. In addition to the ANU links mentioned above, the following are useful.
Advanced Computation and Modelling
Henry.Gardner@anu.edu.au for more information.
Guide to the Institute of Advanced Studies
Faculty of Science
ANU Supercomputer Facility - Home Page |
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