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How to position oneself, if one has little practical engineering background or function, but may have a broader insight into mathematical modeling?

How to position oneself, if one has little practical engineering background or function, but may have a broader insight into mathematical modeling? Or, lets say: I could write models to prove ...
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What can a computational scientist do in the fourth industrial revolution?

This question is neither scientific nor technical but more career related. I am at a junction in my professional life where I need to make a decision with regard to the future of my career. At the ...
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Suggestions for scientific computing projects to undertake to sharpen core skills

Currently I am completing all exercises in books like "Introduction to Python for Science and Engineering, David Pine" and "Guid to Scientific Computing in C++, Pitt-Francis, Whitley". I am looking ...
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How much more work is it to code math models in Python, compared to working with Matlab?

If one had to code up a new dynamical system for a research group at a university, and the university has a Matlab total headcount license so that one could code in Matlab, are there any benefits to ...
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Linear algebraic research direction that's not to do with differential equations and physics?

So I've found some interesting linear algebraic research areas that's both pure-ish, with a numerical bent to it, too -- e.g. inverse eigenvalue problems have both interesting theoretical and ...
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Do computational scientists typically also become domain experts?

Let's say I'm interested in fluid dynamics, specifically in fluid-structure interactions -- and I want to get into modeling, simulations and experiments. I am a mathematics student by training, ...
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Is it possible to have a career in SciComp without contributing to arms research?

I am at an international conference (ICIAM2019) about numerical methods and am surprised by the prevalence of applications directly relatable to arms research. examples: One award winner holds his ...
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Scientific computing vs numerical analysis

I'm a double major in computer science and mathematics. I love both subjects. I'm thinking in taking a graduate career, perhaps in scientific computing. What's the real difference between scientific ...
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What are the career options for computational scientists other than being in software Industry?

I would like to know the career options for a computational scientist other than getting into software industry. I wish to use the my skills of Numerical Linear Algebra,Parallel Programming, ...
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Do I need to learn C?

I am a PhD student in Scientific Computing and over the past few months, I spent a good amount of time learning Python and C++ the right way. I feel that I have learnt C++ well and I can use Python to ...
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SciComp Modeling Jobs

The meta seemed to suggest that career advice is ok . . . so here goes. I have a couple of close friends in the ML and mathematical modeling fields just finishing PhD's and starting out on the job ...
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