Data and Time Feb 27, 2013, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location Sandford Fleming Building, Room B560
Host Xiao Sun

Ask what computational electromagnetics can do? Communications, meta-materials and more

Prof. Costas Sarris

Electromagnetics Group, University of Toronto



Electromagnetic field computation (the area of scientific computing that explores the numerical solution of Maxwell's equations) is an effective tool for understanding a large and diverse range of applications in electrical engineering, as well as exploring new areas. We will look at topics such as wireless communications in indoor and urban environments, meta-materials, biomedical imaging, hyperthermia and wireless power transfer through the lens of novel numerical methods accelerated both by new mathematical formulations and by implementation in parallel and graphics processor unit supported platforms.


Costas Sarris received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and a M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 2002. He is currently an Associate Professor and the Eugene V. Polistuk Chair in Electromagnetic Design at the Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Associate Chair of the Division of Engineering Science, University of Toronto. Prof. Sarris was the recipient of the Early Researcher Award from the Ontario Government and several paper awards at international conferences in the area of microwaves and antennas. He is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques.