
AboutThe 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 reallife electromagnetics problems using cuttingedge 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 F16 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 highperformance 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: Recently, the world's largest integralequation problem in computational electromagnetics was solved at BiLCEM, solving a 375,000,000 x 375,000,000 matrix equation! 

