Posts Tagged ‘computational science’
Watch this video on tips, advice and benefits of presenting research posters at conferences. Attendees at ICIAM 2011 spoke with us about the benefits of presenting posters at professional and academic conferences, and about how poster sessions enable one to interact and network with other attendees, providing a more casual setting to learn about research in varied areas in the field:
Recently, a fresh look at how computer predictions are made has combined with several old philosophical ideas to bring about a revolution in computational science. The resulting panorama of formidable new challenges and research opportunities have to do with what computer models were always intended to do: make predictions of physical reality. Today, however, the phenomena and processes we ask computer models to predict are of enormous importance to critical decisions that affect our welfare and security—concerning, for example, climate change, the performance of energy and defense systems, the biology of diseases, and the outcome of medical procedures. With such high stakes, we must insist that the predictions include concrete, quantifiable measures of uncertainty. In other words, we must know how good the predictions are. The term “predictive simulation” has thus taken on a special meaning: the systematic treatment of model and data uncertainties and their propagation through a computational model to produce predictions of quantities of interest with quantified uncertainty.