From Teaching Open Source
Project name: ASCEND modelling environment http://ascend.cheme.cmu.edu/
Tags: modelling, modeling, solver, equations, NLA, NLP, DAE, ODE, simulation, engineering, science
ASCEND is an free open-source software program for solving small to very large mathematical models. ASCEND can solve systems of non-linear equations, linear and nonlinear optimisation problems, and dynamic systems expressed in the form of differential/algebraic equations.
For a full description including screenshots, please read ASCEND overview
Our wiki has lots of other information, see http://ascendwiki.cheme.cmu.edu/
- We maintain all our contact details on our wiki.
- See also our public-access mailing list.
- We don't currently use IRC. Typically, we collaborate using email and one-on-one via Google Talk.
 Ideas List
Our occasionally-updated ideas list is here: http://ascendwiki.cheme.cmu.edu/Student_Projects
Feel free to suggest your own project, too.
 Mentor Capacity
- John Pye and Ben Allan have been involved in mentoring projects up to now.
- We can supervise up to about 5 students at any given time.
- Face-to-face mentoring is possible in Canberra, Australia, and possibly other locations.
- Krishnan Chittur has used ASCEND for coursework teaching and may be interested in collaborating specifically in that regard.
- Art Westerberg, the project founder, remains active and interested in many of the theoretical aspects of ASCEND but is probably not supervising students at this stage.