Date: Monday October 24 & Tuesday October 25, 2016
Time: 9am-5pm EST
Location: Boston University Photonics Center, Room 901, 8 Saint Mary's St., Boston, MA 02215
Format: multiple sessions; schedule
Registration: via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday October 21
Cost: Free & Open to the Public
The Boston University Photonics Center is hosting a two-day symposium on computational electromagnetics presented by the developers of popular open-source simulation tools. Multiple hands-on, interactive sessions will introduce participants to setting up and launching electromagnetic simulations using state-of-the-art software packages originally developed at MIT: differential-equation solvers MEEP (finite-difference time-domain) and MPB (frequency-domain eigenmode expansion), and integral-equation solvers SCUFF-EM (frequency-domain boundary element) and BUFF-EM (frequency-domain volume element). This suite of simulation tools supports a wide range of electromagnetic design and modeling.
Participants are required to bring their laptops and will be guided through several tutorial examples involving (1) preparing simulation models, (2) deploying them using high-performance computing (HPC) via Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), and (3) post-processing the results using Octave. The examples will be based on topics relevant to current research. The instructors will be available for private consultation after the workshop to further assist participants with the simulation tools.
M. T. Homer Reid is Instructor of Applied Mathematics at MIT. Homer received his doctorate in Physics from MIT (thesis: A New Algorithm for Efficient Prediction of Casimir Interactions among Arbitrary Materials in Arbitrary Geometries) working with Professors Jacob White of Electrical Engineering and Steven G. Johnson of Applied Mathematcs, and completed his undergraduate degree at Princeton University. Homer is the developer of the open-source software packages SCUFF-EM and BUFF-EM.
Ardavan Oskooi is the Founder and CEO of Simpetus, a San Francisco-based startup accelerating photonics innovation and discovery with simulations. Ardavan received his Sc.D. from MIT where he worked with Professors Steven G. Johnson and John D. Joannopoulos (thesis: Computation & Design for Nanophotonics) to develop MEEP. Ardavan has published 13 first-author articles in peer-reviewed journals and the book Advances in FDTD Computational Electrodynamics: Photonics and Nanotechnology. He has a masters in Computation for Design and Optimization from MIT and completed his undergraduate studies, with honors, in Engineering Science at the University of Toronto. Prior to launching Simpetus, Ardavan worked with Professors Susumu Noda at Kyoto University and Stephen R. Forrest at the University of Michigan on leveraging MEEP to push the frontier of optoelectronic device design.
Faculty Host: Prof. Luca Dal Negro, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering & Photonics Center, Boston University
Day 1: Monday Oct. 24, 2016 — Differential-Equation Solvers9-10:15am
Day 2: Tuesday Oct. 25, 2016 — Integral-Equation Solvers9-10:15am