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Andreas de Blanche

Universitetslektor

Ph.D. Computer Science and Engineering

Staff member at Division of Mathematics, Computer and Surveying Engineering.

Conducts research in natrural sciences, computer and information sciences.


Research area/research interest

Andreas de Blanche is a senior lecturer in computer engineering at University West. His research deals with computer simulations and how hardware and scheduling can best be used to suit the requirements of various programs. Andreas focus, however, lies mostly on the area of industrial simulations.
Today, industrial companies are making more and more use of simulations when developing new products, instead of, or in addition to, physical testing. A new design for an aircraft engine, for example, can be tested virtually instead of in a real aircraft, which could actually crash. Another example is carrying out virtual testing on new car models instead of physically crashing them. These simulations require large amounts of computing power, and can take weeks to carry out.
Different simulation programs require computers to have different amounts of processor capacity, memory capacity and network capacity.

If there is insufficient capacity in some respect, a bottleneck occurs which slows down the entire simulation. More effective use could be made of companies' resources and the time taken to develop new products could be shortened if it were possible to tailor computing resources according to the needs of different simulation programs. Andreas de Blanche's research is based on developing methods for being better able to assess how computing resources for different simulation programs should be combined, i.e. co-scheduled.

Teaching/supervision

Andreas de Blanche is mainly teaching courses in computer architecture, operating systems and network technology. He is also a supervisor and examiner for University- and Bachelor thesis degree projects.

Nyckelord

Computer science, computer engineering, operating systems, high performance computing, co-scheduling, industrial simulations, network technology