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Dr Kalyan S. Perumalla announced as IAS visiting fellow

(28 November 2013)

Durham's Institute for Advance Studies has announced next year's visiting fellows.

Dr Perumalla is a world leading expert on distributed simulation of very large scale complex systems to study emergent properties. He was the winner of a prestigious US Dept. of Energy Career Award and is at the forefront of technological developments in novel technologies to analyse emergent behaviours at a very large scale using cutting edge computational infrastructures.

 

Dr Kalyan S. Perumalla, will be visiting Durham University from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA.

Dr Perumalla is a world leading expert on distributed simulation of very large scale complex systems to study emergent properties. He is at the forefront of technological developments in this area, developing novel technologies to analyse emergent behaviours at a very large scale using cutting edge computational infrastructures.

He was the winner of a prestigious US Dept. of Energy Career Award (1 of only 2 awarded nationwide in 2010 across all national labs for advanced scientific computing research) and a research grant of $2.5 million spanning 2010-2015. He is also the winner of several best paper awards in peer-reviewed international conferences, in 1999, 2002, 2005 and 2008, in advanced parallel simulation and agent-based simulation of complex systems. Dr Perumalla is the developer of the world’s most scalable simulator for high fidelity modelling of complex systems consisting of millions of interacting micro-processes or behaviours (tested on 216,000 processor cores of Cray XT5 supercomputer) and author of one of the first books on the emerging area of ‘reversible computing’. He is the inventor of the very first numerical algorithm for reversible complex system simulation of elastic collisions. His latest book on reversible computing explores new ways to design complex computing systems and has wide relevance to computer science computational physics, theoretical physics, mathematics and philosophy. His work is relevant to the IAS subtheme of Emergencies, Tipping Points and Fragility, as well as Emergent Systems and Relations and Emerging Orders.

Contact: perumallaks@ornl.gov

Proposed by: Prof Georgios Theodoropoulos, School of Engineering and Computing Sciences

Visiting:Epiphany Term