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Under the teaching principle of "building foundations to excel in practice", I have participated in the development and teaching of several successful programs of engineering and scientific computing. My main goal is to create passion in mathematical modelling and scientific computing to students of engineering and science disciplines. Below are some of the projects developed by my students of Numerical Methods of Engineering.
MoSCoS (Modelling and Simulation of Complex Systems) is a multidisciplinary research team aiming to develop new methodologies for predictive models of systems with many degrees of freedom and strong interactions.
MoSCoS gather researchers from Computer Science, Applied Mathematics and Engineering to investigate complex systems: Particulate materials, climate systems and geological materials. To study such systems we use innovative analytical models and high performance computing.
Some of current research projects include:
Coupling Virtual Reality with High Precision Physical Simulation
Discrete Element Simulations of Geological hazards, such as earthquakes and landslides
New developments in particle-based methodologies
Multiscale approach for geological materials
Numerical models for economic systems
Simulations of pedestrian flow, traffic flow, and industrial granular flow
Coupling of particles with fluids
New developments in enriched continua models
Computational modelling of rock fragmentation
We are looking for an enthusiastic, innovative, self-motivated graduate student with deep knowledge of programming, mathematic, problem-solving and analytical thinking skills to join the vibrant young researchers group working in the modelling and simulation complex system.
Please find details of my supervision profile in the following link: Supervision profile
Candidates are required to formally apply through online form, (International Postgraduate Research Application Form) before consideration.
You will be asked to submit some personal details and upload a full CV, transcript, covering letter and details of two academic referees. Your covering letter should outline GPA (in number) of your master and undergraduate degrees, including Universities attended, details of your prior research component in your master, and publications or research record.
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Agent-based simulations of stock markets using minority game theory
Study of effect of cooperation on pedestrian flow using particle-based simulations
Derivation of an analytical model for progressive landslides in Katoomba
Morphological Dynamics: A particle-based simulator for material science and geomechanics
Investigation of convective patterns in soil foundations of offshore windfarms
A Discrete Spheropolygon Model for Calculation of Stress in Crowd Dynamics
Calculation of effective interaction in key-lock combination
The regular series of seminars given by the postgraduate students and staff in the School of Civil Engineering, The University of Sydney continues in 2012. The general range of topics include the main areas of research within the School of Civil Engineering: geotechnical, structures, project management, fluids, and materials. Lectures will be held in the Civil Engineering Conference Room, Level 4, School of Civil Engineering, The University of Sydney, (mostly) on Wednesdays, 1-2 pm.
Opportunity to join the vibrant group on Modelling and Simulation of Complex Systems for the development of a software platform for simulation of rigid-body systems. We are looking for a motivated computer scientist or software developer to work part-time in the further development of the Graphical Interface of our software.
Essential: The applicant needs to have knowledge in Graphical User Interface, event-driven programming, and Visual Basic.
Knowledge in Java, and Web-Based Graphical User Interface is desirable.
The successfull applicant will be initially hired as a part-time casual for a period of three months with possibility of extension depending on productivity.
Interested? Please email your application to fernando.alonso@sydney.edu.au before 24 January 2015, please include a short CV with relevant experience in your application.