Virtual Prototyping

Björn Engquist
Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm and University of Texas
Austin, USA

Virtual prototyping is used for understanding, verifying, planning, controliing, and optimizing a technical application.

It the industrial component computational science and engineering and can be called "the third pillar of modern science".

The future of virtual prototyping will be multiscale and multiphysics models and simulations.

Keynote speaker's biography: Bjorn Engquist is Professor of Mathematics and Director of the Center for Numerical Analysis at ICES at the University of Texas, Austin. Engquist came to the University of Texas at Austin from Princeton University where he was Michael Henry Stater University Professor of Mathematics and Applied and Computational Mathematics, 2001-2004. Engquist received his Ph.D. in numerical analysis from the University of Uppsala in 1969. Thereafter he was Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 1977-2001, Uppsala University, 1981-1885, and the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 1992-. At the Royal Institute of Technology he also held the position as Director for The Center for Parallel Computing (PDC) 1992-2000, and Director for the Parallel and Scientific Computing Institute (PSCI) from 1993.

Engquist is member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences since 1993 and member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences since 1994. He was member of the Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton, 1991-1992 and the Executive Committee, International Mathematics Union (IMU)1994-2002. He got the First SIAM Prize in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing 1982, the Wallmark Prize 1991, and Celsius Medal in gold.

Engquist's area of research is computational and applied mathematics, in particular numerical analysis and numerical methods for differential equations with applications in fluid mechanics, electromagnetics and geophysics.

Björn Engquist was one of the keynote speakers at the COMSOL User's Conference, fall 2005 in Stockholm