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HBKU’s College of Science and Engineering Hosts Lecture on Advanced Numerical Platform

19 Mar 2019

Russian Academy of Sciences researcher discusses INMOST library C++ platform

HBKU’s College of Science and Engineering Hosts Lecture on Advanced Numerical Platform

The College of Science and Engineering (CSE) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) recently hosted Dr. Kiril Terekhov, a researcher from the Russian Academy of Sciences, who addressed the topic of ‘Advanced Numerical Platform for Solving Challenging Mathematical Problems’. 

The lecture explored a mathematical library (INMOST) for supercomputers which includes advanced algorithms and data distribution for real complex and applied problems in oil and gas, health and medicine,  environment and climate change. 

Commenting on the event, Dr. Mounir Hamdi, dean of CSE, said: “Dr. Kiril Terekhov’s lecture is an extension of the concepts, theories, and research that are often explored within the college’s coursework and curricula. The lecture has shed important insights on the advancement of platforms that are transforming the way researchers and engineers solve challenging applications in a far more efficient and effective manner. 

“Through our Information and Computing Technology division, we place particular emphasis on cyber security, computational science and big data, networking infrastructures, human-computer interaction (HCI), and visualization and graphics. We offer some of the most advanced programs in the science and engineering fields, and are privileged to able to benefit from our position within the integrated learning ecosystem that is known as Education City.”

This mathematical library is currently being used within the academia and industry fields. INMOST is used in software with complex physical models such as geomechanics, black oil recovery, hemodynamics, blood biochemistry with clot formation, and nuclear waste disposal. 

The guest lecture by Dr. Terekhov formed part of the Qatari Advanced Simulations for Reservoirs (QASR) Seminar Series. QASR group is dedicated to the research, development, and application of new methods for the modeling and simulation of subsurface hydrocarbon reservoirs with a focus on carbonate reservoirs. These methods can be applied to model enhanced oil recovery, CO2 sequestration, ground water flow and storage, condensate banking in natural gas reservoirs, primary recovery, and fractured reservoirs. 

CSE regularly hosts lectures to showcase the expertise of leading local and international experts. The college aims to advance knowledge and nurture technically grounded leaders and innovators through teaching and research across a range of highly specialized programs.

HBKU’s mandate is to catalyze scientific advancement across Qatar and the region. In doing so, the University offers 26 academic degrees, many of which can be classified as the only of their kind in the MENA region. CSE alone offers 12 degrees across three divisions – Information and Computing Technology, Sustainable Development, and Engineering Management and Decision Sciences.

For more information about CSE, visit cse.hbku.edu.qa.