Duke University professor Amanda Randles has been named the 2017 recipient of the ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award in recognition for her development of HARVEY, a massively parallel fluid dynamics simulation that can model the complete human arterial system at the subcellular level.
The HARVEY project combined Randles' expertise in applied physics, computational techniques, and parallel computing to create a physiologically accurate simulation of red blood cell movement throughout the body. The tool was employed to map out 500 billion fluid points via a supercomputer with 1.6 million processors, and represented the first-ever instance of a scientist effectively simulating the flow of blood with cellular resolution.
Randles is currently collaborating with researchers at Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School to apply HARVEY to cancer biology and cardiovascular treatment planning.
From Duke University Pratt School of Engineering
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