Photo taken February 2006. From left, Mahdi Javadi, Ron Ferguson, Michael Monagan (director), Peter Borwein, Ha Le, Mohammad Ghebleh, Austin Roche, Allan Wittkopf, Liang Chen, Greg Fee, Al Erickson, Vahid Dabbaghian, Roman Pearce.
The Computer Algebra Group (CAG) at Simon Fraser University began in 1997. Members of the group are primarilly intested in the area known as Computer Algebra or Symbolic Computation. We use and develop software for the Maple and the Magma computer algebra systems. The current areas of research interest in our group include
- Simplification of algebraic formulae.
- Sparse polynomial multiplication, division and interpolation.
- Polynomial factorization and polynomial GCD computation.
- Parallel algorithm design and implementation.
- Symbolic solution of ordinary differential equations.
- Groebner bases and ideal theoretic computations.
- High precision numerical differentation and integration.
- Numerical solution of analytic functions.
- Recovery of formulae from floating point approxmations.
- Visualization of graphs, eigenvectors, vector fields, etc.
- Linear algebra over the integers, finite fields and number fields.
- Computer algebra system design, in particular Maple and Magma.
The CAG maintains a close relationship with Waterloo Maple, Inc., the producer of the computer algebra system Maple.
The director of the CAG, Dr. Michael Monagan, is one of the authors of Maple.
Several members of CAG are participating in the Mathematics of Computer Algebra and Analysis Project of The Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS), a federally funded Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE).
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