2015
Prof. Levent Gürel received the Harrington-Mittra Award in Computational Electromagnetics.

  2014
New book from IEEE Press and Wiley: The Multilevel Fast Multipole Algorithm (MLFMA) for Solving Large-Scale Computational Electromagnetics Problems.

  2014
Another achievement in the series of world record: More than one billion unknown solved.

  2013
Prof. Levent Gürel received 2013 UIUC ECE Distinguished Alumni Award.

  2011
Prof. Gürel is elevated to ACES Fellow Grade.

  2011
Prof. Gürel is invited to address the 2011 ACES Conference in Virginia, USA, as a Plenary Speaker.

  2011
Prof. Levent Gürel is named IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.

   2009
Prof. Levent Gürel is elevated to IEEE Fellow grade


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The Bilkent University Computational Electromagnetics Research Center (BiLCEM) was an excellence center (founded by Prof. Levent Gürel) that was dedicated to the study of the solution of real-life electromagnetics problems using cutting-edge computing technologies.

Applications involve radars, antennas, nanostructures, metamaterials, microelectronics, optics, mobile phone systems, etc. These complicated problems require the numerical solution of extremely large matrix equations. For example, the F-16 fighter illustrated in the picture is modeled with millions of triangles.

BiLCEM researchers developed fast solution techniques to solve such large problems. They also used high-performance computers and construct parallel computing platforms to satisfy the high computational requirements needed for the solutions of millions of unknowns.

Main research areas of BiLCEM were:
Hierarchical Parallelization
Solution of large problems with millions of unknowns
Preconditioners
Magnetic-field integral equation (MFIE)
Applications of Computational Electromagnetics
Combined-field integral equation (CFIE)





Recently, the world's largest integral-equation problem in computational electromagnetics was solved at BiLCEM, solving a 375,000,000 x 375,000,000 matrix equation!

 
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