This years winter school will be given by four distinguished scientists. Trond Kvamsdal is the president of the Nordic Association for Computational Mechanics, Anders Logg and Joakim Sundnes have both been awarded YFF grants (Young Outstanding Investigator), and Kjell Magne Mathisen is leader of the Structural Mechanics research group at NTNU.
Trond Kvamsdal has been a Senior Scientist for more than a decade at SINTEF ICT, Department of Applied Mathematics, whereas since 2007 his main affiliation has been Department of Mathematical Sciences at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway. He is educated in both structural engineering (M.Sc at Norwegian University of Science and Technology) and mathematics (M.A at University of Wisconsin at Madison, WI, USA). He was elected as the President of the Nordic Association for Computational Mechanics (NoACM) in 2008, and is a member of the General Council of IACM. He was awarded the IACM Fellow Award in 2010. The IACM Fellows Award recognizes individuals with a distinguished record of research, accomplishment and publication in areas of computational mechanics and demonstrated support of the IACM through membership and participation in the Association, its meetings and activities. His research interests includes reliable calculation of sectional forces and surface tractions relevant for structural engineering, and fluid structure interaction.
Anders Logg is a Senior Research Scientist at Simula Research Laboratory (head of the Automated and Distributed Computing research group), and Associate Professor (part time) at the Department of Informatics at the University of Oslo. He is also managing the YFF project Automation of Error Control with Application to Fluid-Structure Interaction in Biomedicine. He is one of the authors of FEniCS, a project for development of free software for automated solution of differential equations, in particular, DOLFIN, a C++/Python library for solution of differential equations, FFC, a compiler for finite element variational forms, and UFC, a framework for finite element code generation. His research concerns the automated solution of differential equations, in particular automated error control and implementation of finite element methods.
Kjell Magne Mathisen
Kjell Magne Mathisen received his Dr.Ing. (PhD) from the Norwegian Institute of Technology in 1990, after having completed his Siv.Ing. in 1983 and MSCE in 1984. He became an assistant professor at Department of Structural Mechanics (NTH) in 1984, associate professor in 1987 and full professor at Department of Structural Engineering (NTNU) in 1993. Currently he is the leader of the research group Structural Mechanics. His present research activities and fields of interest include: Computational Structural Mechanics, Finite Element Technology and Solution Strategies for Nonlinear FEA, Goal Oriented Error Estimation and Adaptivity, Isogeometric Analysis, eXtended Finite Element Methods and Mesh-Free Methods (XFEM) and Multiscale Methods in Science and Engineering.
Joakim Sundnes is a Senior Research Scientist at Simula Research Laboratory, where he has been employed at since the beginning in 2001. He also holds a part time position at Department of Informatics, University of Oslo, currently co-teaching two courses and supervising three PhD students. He received his PhD degree from the University of Oslo in 2002, for work on numerical methods for models describing the electrical activity of the heart, and was the manager of the YFF project Computing the mechanics of the heart. His main research interests are numerical methods and software for modeling electrical and mechanical activity in the heart. Although the main focus is on computational issues, his research also includes specific biomedical applications.