June 24–July 13, 2018

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Wolfram Summer School

June 24–July 13, 2018
Bentley University, Waltham, MA


Bacim Alali

Class of 2011


Bacim did his undergraduate studies in mathematics and physics at Yarmouk University. He received a PhD in applied mathematics from Louisiana State University in 2008. Bacim currently holds the Ed Lorenz Postdoctoral Fellow in the Mathematics of Climate position at the University of Utah. He is interested in complex multiscale phenomena.

Project: Melt Ponds Evolution Model

A typical snapshot of a sea ice cover in the polar regions during the summer consists of a complex geometric mix of sea ice floes, melt ponds, and open ocean (see the figure below).

The goal of this project is to develop a two-dimensional cellular automata model to simulate the evolution of melt ponds and capture their geometric complexity.

Favorite Four-Color Totalistic Cellular Automaton

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