Researcher: Catherine Beauchemin
The phymbie group concentrates on applying computational and mathematical modelling techniques commonly used in Physics to solving important problems in Biology, Immunology, and Ecology. The actual models, which range from simple ordinary differential equation systems to elaborate agent-based computer models, are typically implemented in C, python, or Octave. Most agent-based simulation are developed as clients for the Multi-Agent System Visualisation platform MASyV, developed and maintained by the phymbie group. MASyV is a free open-source software for Linux/Unix/Mac systems available for download on SourceForge.net. Phymbie group members have/acquire good mathematical and programming skills, and a rigorous and in-depth understanding of the systems they are modelling. To learn more about phymbie and to find out about current research within the group, please visit the phymbie website.