The computation-based Science and Technology Research Centre (CaSToRC) of The Cyprus Institute has become part of the recently funded Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Simulation-based Engineering at Exascale (AISee), funded under the H2020-INFRAEDI-2018-2020 call. The CoE will advance the use of High Performance Computing (HPC) capabilities for the upcoming Exascale computers in engineering applications.
The Cyprus Institute joins the AISee consortium which comprises of the Juelich and Barcelona supercomputing centers in Germany and Spain, respectively, hosting some of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), as well as leading industrial and academic partners across Europe, from Iceland, France, Switzerland, Belgium and Latvia. AISee will be a driver of excellence in novel methodologies which intertwine Artificial Intelligence and HPC, and an enabler for the advancement of European complex applications involving big data workflows for academia and industry.
The “AISee” CoE will address a broad spectrum of complex problems in science and engineering, ranging from aeronautics and turbine design, to remote sensing, additive manufacturing and sound engineering, by using cutting-edge European simulation codes and contributing to open source community codes. CaSToRC will employ physics-informed machine and deep learning algorithms in computational fluid dynamics, in an effort to understand the behaviour of liquids on surfaces, with applications in the optimization of surface features for facilitating droplet transport for water harvesting, printing technologies and oil recovery, among others. In addition, CaSToRC, through its collaboration with the Delphi consortium of oil and gas companies, will work on the optimization of seismic imaging methodologies using AI, simulation and data assimilation approaches to enhance our ability to identify subsurface hydrocarbon reservoirs.