CURRICULUM VITAE

Name: Drs. Simon J. Polak

Born: 22 April 1942 in Amsterdam

1961-1969 University of Utrecht, master thesis on Complex Chebychev approximations
1963-1969 Full-time high school teacher
1969-May 2002 Philips Electronic Industries Eindhoven, The Netherlands

1990-present traverso maker

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1973-1989 Manager Mathematical Software Group (28 employees, 2 students etc.)
1990-1994 Coordinator simulations and systems in the Corporate Technology department of Philips Medical Systems.
1994-1998 Consultant Picture Archiving And Communications in Philips Medical Systems
1998-2002 Senior scientist, at Philips Research Laboratories with Three Dimensional Computer Tomography as subject.

1990-1997 Amateur Traverso maker with professional aspirations.

1997-present and future Professional Traverso maker, see begin of this website

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- invited lectures at six conferences (see accompanying list)
- member of the editorial board of three journals (see accompanying list)
- member of the steering committees of five conferences (see accompanying list)

INVITED SPEAKER
NASECODE I, conference on the numerical analysis of semiconductor devices, Dublin, 1979.
COMPUMAG, conference on the computation of magnetic fields Chicago, 1981 Numerical simulation of semiconductor devices for VLSI,
SIAM/IEEE, Boston, 1982. Simulation of semiconductor devices and processes, Swansea, 1984.
Tenth numerical analysis conference, Zeist, The Netherlands.
ESSDERC 89, 19th European Solid State Device Research Conference, Berlin, September 1989

MEMBER OF STEERING COMMITTEES
COMPUMAG , 1975-1991 Conference on Computation of Electromagnetic fields. Swansea device simulation conference
SISDEP Bologna, September 1988 3rd International Conference on Simulation of Semiconductor Devices and Processes
NUPAD II San Diego, May 1988 Conference on Numerical Modelling of Processes and Devices for Integrated Circuits Nasecode 1978-1989 conference on the computational analysis of semiconductor devices.

MEMBER OF EDITORIAL BOARD
COMPEL, International Journal for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Boole Press, Dublin.
Math. Engineering in Industry, VNU Science Press (ass. editor).
International Journal of Numerical Modelling. Electronic Networks, devices and fields, J.Wiley & Sons, USA

Publications

S.J.Polak
The Gr├╝nbaum algorithm and the Bolzmann equation,
13th IMACS conference, Dublin July 22-26, 1991.
S.J.Polak Magnetic conservation principles and mixed FEM,
13th IMACS conference, Dublin July 22-26, 1991.
S.J.Polak
R.J.G. Goossens
N.E.B. Cowern
Requirements for device and process modelling of submicron devices,
ESSDERC-89 conference, Berlin, Germany.
S.J. Polak Mixed FEM for div grad u= u,
Paper for 60th anniversary for Professor v.d. Sluis.
S.J. Polak
W.H.A. Schilders
H.D. Couperus

A Finite Element Method with Current Conservation,
SISDEP-88 conference, Bologna, Italy.

S.J. Polak
W.H.A. Schilders
C. den Heijer
P. Markowich
Semiconductor Device Modelling from the numerical point of view,
Int.J. for numerical methods in eng., vol.24, pages 763-838 (1987).
S.J. Polak
W.H.A Schilders
A characteristics box scheme for the singularly perturbed continuity equation,
Proceedings of the international conference on simulation of semiconductor devices and processes, 1984 Pineridge Press, Swansea U.K.
S.J. Polak
W.H.A. Schilders
A.J.H. Wachters

Box schemes for the semiconductor continuity equations,
Colloquium Topics in Applied Numerical Analysis, CWI syllabus 4, 5 pages 313-323.

S.J. Polak
W.H.A. Schilders
C. den Heijer
A.J.H. Wachters
H.M. Vaes
Automatic problem size reduction for on state semiconductor problems,
SIAM J.sci.stat. Computing vol. 4 no. 3 September 1983.
W.H.A.Schilders
S.J. Polak
C. den Heijer

A comparison of subset solving algorithms,
Proceedings of the NASECODE III conference, 1983, Boole Press, Dublin.

S.J. Polak
A.J.H. Wachters
J.S. van Welij
A new 3-D eddy current model,
IEEE transactions on magnetics, vol. mag-19, no.6,
November 1983.
S.J. Polak
C. den Heijer
Th. Beelen
A future of mesh adaptive solving,
IEEE transactions on magnetics, vol. mag-18, no.2, March 1982.
S.J. Polak
A.J.H. Wachters
H.M.J. Vaes
C. den Heijer

An algorithm for the calculation of Poisson's equation in 2-D semiconductor problems,
International journal for numerical methods in engineering, vol.17, 1591-1604 (1981).

C. den Heijer
S.J. Polak
W. Schilders
A continuation method for the calculation of potentials and currents in semiconductors,
Proceedings of the NASECODE II conference 1981, Boole Press, Dublin.
S.J. Polak
A.J.H. Wachters
Th. Beelen
P. Hemker
A mesh-parameter-continuation method,
Elliptic problem solvers. Academic press 1981.
S.J. Polak
A. de Beer
A.J.H. Wachters
J.S. van Welij
MAGGY2, a program package for two dimensional magnetostatic problems. International journal for numerical methods in engineering, vol. 15 113-127 (1980).
S.J. Polak
A.J.H. Wachters
H.M. Vaes
A. de Beer
C. den Heijer
A continuation method for the calculation of electrostatic potentials in semiconductors,
Proceedings of the NASECODE I conference 1979 Boole Press, Dublin.
S.J. Polak
J. Schrooten
C. Barneveld-Binkhuizen
TEDDY2, a program package for parabolic
composite region problems. ACM transactions
on mathematical software, vol.4, no.3,
September 1978, pages 209-227.
S.J. Polak Eindige elementen methode voor magneto statische problemen, Colloquium
discretiserings methoden MC syllabus 27.
S.J. Polak

TEDDY 2, een programma pakket voor twee
dimensionale parabolische problemen in
samengestelde gebieden, Colloquium numerieke
programmatuur, MC syllabus 29.2.


A number (some thirty) of internal Philips publications.

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