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The Fourth Japan-US Symposium
Anita Anderson (AHPCRC-UM)
The Fourth Japan-US Symposium on Finite Element Methods in Large-Scale
Computational Fluid Dynamics took place 1-4 April 1998 in Japan on the
Fanabashi Campus of Nihon University. The Symposium was sponsored by the
University's College of Science and Technology Departments of Civil
Engineering, and Oceanic Architecture and Engineering and organized by the
Japan Society of Computational Fluid Dynamics. The Organizing Committee
consisted of Thomas Hughes (Stanford University), Mutsuto Kawahara (Chuo
University), and Tayfun Tezduyar (AHPCRC-UM/Rice). The earlier three
US-Japan symposia were also organized by this committee.
|Takashi Nomura (Nihon University) and Thomas Hughes at Symposium welcoming reception|
Many AHPCRC and Army researchers gave invited presentations at the Symposium
on new HPC methods, parallel implementations and challenging applications:
Tezduyar, Vinay Kalro and Yasuo Osawa (AHPCRC-UM/Rice); Wing Liu (AHPCRC-NWU);
Shahrouz Aliabadi (AHPCRC-CAU); Jeff Derby (AHPCRC-UM); Keith Stein
(Natick RDEC); and Walter Sturek and Gloria Wren (ARL).
The symposium included a panel session on Future Directions in Flow
Simulation and Modeling, chaired by Tezduyar, and had as US members Richard
Chait, Ahmed Sameh, and Charles Nietubicz.
Chait, a strong supporter of the AHPCRC, recently retired from his position
as Director of Army Research and Laboratory Management and has since assumed
the role of Director of the National Materials Advisory Board for the
National Academy of Sciences.
Sameh, currently Head of Computer Science Department at Purdue University,
was an AHPCRC-UM faculty researcher prior to his departure from UM.
Nietubicz, formerly the Director of the ARL High Performance Computing
Division, has recently been named Acting Director for the ARL Corporate
Information and Computing Center.
Closing remarks were provided by Tezduyar who announced that the 5th US-Japan
Symposium is tentatively planned to be held at Rice University in Houston,
Texas in October 1999.