Rice to host meeting on the future of computer modeling and simulation May 7-8

David Ruth

Jade Boyd

Rice to host meeting on the future of computer modeling and simulation May 7-8

HOUSTON – (April 29, 2015) – Rice University will host the Hybrid Modeling Languages (HyML) meeting May 7-8 at Duncan Hall to share technologies that are shaping the future of computer modeling and simulation. The meeting will bring together internationally renowned academic and industry experts to facilitate new research and education programs and to provide a forum for presenting state-of-the-art research related to the hybrid systems modeling and simulation, validated numerics and formal semantics.

“There is a pervasive need in industry for methods that can simultaneously model both continuous and discrete behaviors, particularly in situations where there is uncertainty around some model parameters,” said meeting chair Walid Taha, a computer science professor who holds joint appointments at Sweden’s Halmstad University, Rice University and University of Houston. “These are the most challenging features of cyber-physical systems. The technologies being developed by this research community precisely address these challenges and are already beginning to have a profound impact on how we teach and practice science and engineering.”

Who: Speakers will include Aaron Ames, Texas A&M University; Molham Aref, LogicBlox; Ferenc Bartha, Rice University; Albert Cheng, University of Houston; Jyotirmoy Deshmukh, Toyota; Franz Franchetti, Carnegie Mellon University; Walid Gomaa, Egypt Japan University of Science and Technology; Gopal Gupta, University of Texas at Dallas; Vlad Kreinovich, University of Texas at El Paso; Eugenio Moggi, University of Genoa; Roland Philippsen and Gabor Simko, both of Google; Sriram Sankaranarayanan, University of Colorado; and Taha.

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 What:      Hybrid Modeling Languages (HyML) @ Rice meeting.

When:      May 7-8.

Where:     Duncan Hall, Room 1070, Rice University, 6100 Main St.

Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jade Boyd, associate director of news and media relations at Rice, at jadeboyd@rice.edu or 713-348-6778.

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About Jade Boyd

Jade Boyd is science editor and associate director of news and media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.