Brown-ICERM-Kobe Simulation Summer School (August 17 - 31, 2015 split between Providence, RI, USA and Kobe, Japan)
This program has three objectives. First, it provides graduate students with opportunities to acquire fundamental
knowledge and skills in high performance computing, including parallel computing and visualization in 3D caves,
and to expose them to the research carried out in these areas at Brown and Kobe Universities. Second, graduate
students will learn how to work collaboratively in teams, thus preparing them for the changing nature of research.
Finally, the program will provide students with opportunities to develop a global perspective and mindset through
participation in a culturally rich and diverse program.
The summer school will take place during 17-31 August 2015 (not counting travel before and after the program).
During the first week in Providence, students will attend mini-courses that provide an introduction to numerical algorithms,
parallel computing, training on the FX-10 supercomputer in Kobe, and application areas. Simultaneously, student teams,
led by advanced graduate students, postdocs, and faculty, will begin to work on their projects. During the second week
in Kobe, the student teams will continue to work on their projects, run simulation on Kobe’s FX-10 (which has the same
architecture as RIKEN’s K computer), and visualize results and data on Kobe’s 3D visualization system. Teams present
their results on the last day to an audience of administrators and research faculty at Kobe University.
The program is distinguished by (i) the small number of participants and their teams,
which allows for individual instruction, mentoring, and support, (ii) a two-week intensive research
summer school which enhances multi-cultural competencies among students, and (iii) the participation
of distinctive researchers from Brown, Kobe, and the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science as guest lecturers.
This program is open to MSc and first- to second-year graduate students. Prior exposure to scientific computing and
programming is useful but not required. Online resources and lectures will be offered during July 2015 prior to the program.
Group Project 1: Fracture mechanics of
brittle materials using
Group Project 2: Self-assembly of
Group Project 3: Vortex dynamics of
flow using pseudospectral
The first two Brown-ICERM-Kobe Simulation Schools ran in August 2013 and 2014, each time with 3 research teams, consisting of one team leader and 4-5 team members. In 2014, the projects were
- Peridynamic Theory of Solid Mechanics
- Dissipative Particle Dynamics Simulation
- Direct Numerical Simulation of Turbulent Channel Flow
|Providence, RI, USA ||17-21 August 2015
|Travel ||22-24 August 2015
|Excursion ||25 August 2015
|Kobe, Japan ||26-30 August 2015
|Kobe, Japan ||31 August 2015 ||Final Presentations