Bridging the gap between Computer Science and computing in science (Summer 2009)
Defeng Wu

Defeng Wu

1A Mathematics
Tree death with Citrus Canker
Procedural or functional, lazy or strict: supporting modelling in the physical sciences with modern programming languages (Summer 2009)

One of the hardest challenges in modeling natural systems is producing an efficient, reliable and, above all, a correct implementation on a computer system. This project is exploring whether newer programming language paradigms are better than the current state-of-the-art in common use in the sciences. The project is modeling disease propagation in several different programming languages in order to assess the pros and cons of each language. This work is done in collaboration with Chris Gilligan in the Department of Plant Sciences.