This article is part of our series: a day in the software life. In this series, we will be asking researchers from all disciplines to discuss the tools that make their research possible.
We research software engineers live in great times. Granted, our work is not as valued as it should be and we struggle for funding. However, looking at the vast availability of free open source tools available today, we are in an excellent position to cut ourselves loose from the shackles of proprietary software. To provide you with some context: I use and develop free open-source tools in the field of semiconductor device and software simulation.
For this, my colleagues and I use deterministic approaches such as Finite Difference, Element and Volume schemes to discretise partial differential equations. We also employ stochastic approaches, such as Monte Carlo…Continue Reading