Computer Modeling

A simulation of the landing .

Sticking the landing on Mars: High-powered computing aims to reduce guesswork

As the Mars 2020 launch approaches, a separate effort is using simulations to understand landing dynamics for tomorrow's missions.|Medium Read

Flexible wings, COVID-19, and the future of commercial aviation

At the June 2017 Paris Airshow, Airbus entered into a five-year agreement with the University of Michigan Aerospace Engineering department to establish and fund, to the tune of $8.25 million, a new research center. Called the Airbus-University of Michigan Center for Aero-Servo-Elasticity of Very Flexible Aircraft, its purpose is to engage in fundamental research, focusing on advanced methodologies for designing and evaluating future aircraft. We recently caught up with the Center's director, Dr. Carlos Cesnik, and asked him about the work being done there, the aircraft of the future, and the impact of the recent COVID-19 crisis on the aerospace industry.|Medium Read
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How big data could optimize COVID-19 testing

Microsoft-supported project to coordinate site locations, supply distribution.|Medium Read
Medical ventilators in a hospital

Faster than COVID: a computer model that predicts the disease’s next move

Predictive model could help care providers stay safe, anticipate patient needs.|Medium Read
a monitoring station in Texas

Making wind power more predictable: A Q&A with Eunshin Byon

Predictive modeling could help power companies get more consistent output from renewables.|Medium Read
Climate & Space Prof. Emeritus John P. Boyd

Prof. Emeritus John P. Boyd selected as a Fellow of the SIAM

The Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) works to advance the application of mathematics and computational science to engineering, industry, science, and society.|Short Read
Major hydrologoical weather event (Hurricane reaching shore)

Yulin Pan awarded MIDAS PODS grant for research predicting hydrological weather extremes

Ashley Payne (CLaSP), Yulin Pan (NAME), and Xun Huan (ME) have been awarded a Propelling Original Data Science (PODS) grant for their project Optimal Design of Data Assimilation for the Prediction of Hydrological Extremes.|Short Read
Scientists in a lab

U-M team to build synthetic neurons – first challenge in making synthetic cells

Seven U.S. research institutions look to build synthetic cells|Medium Read
The Summit Supercomputer

Rewriting the rules for supercomputers

Machine learning will teach the world’s fastest machines to work smarter, not harder|Medium Read
Prof. Christiane Jablonowski

Prof. Jablonowski appointed to the NCAR/CESM Scientific Steering Committee (SSC)

The Community Earth Systems model (CESM) is part of the Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory (CGD) at NCAR. |Short Read
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Climate change: Why removing CO2 from the air isn’t enough

Switching to large scale renewable resources is the only way to curb extreme carbon capture costs.|Medium Read
Renewable resource switchgrass for heating and production biofuel. Getty Images.

Sustainable biofuel: Design principles for bioengineered microbe catalysts

The US has been stuck on corn kernels for producing ethanol, rather than woody "cellulosic" material. Efficient microbes for converting cellulose to biofuel could change the game. |Medium Read