Kent-Andre Mardal recieved his PhD degree from the department of Informatics at the University of Oslo in 2003. His thesis concerned discretization techniques and solution algorithms in particular for incompressible flow problems.
His interests concern the solution of PDEs. This includes both mathematical theory and practical implementation issues.
Kent-Andre holds a part time position at the University of Oslo. He is involved in the courses INF5600, INF5660, and INF5670 and supervises master and PhD students.
Concerning software, he is one of the authors of Instant, a Python module for inlining of C/C++ code in Python, SyFi, a package for defining and using finite element methods, UFC unified form assembly code format, Exterior finite element exterior calculus, and has contributed to Dolfin. He is also one of the developers of the inhouse project PyCC and the main developer of the tools for multilevel methods, mixed elements and Python interfaces in Diffpack.
Recently, Mardal's research has concerned some biomedical applications 1) the blood flow in the Circle of Willis and its association with the development and rupture of aneurysms 2), the flow of cerebrospinal fluid associated with the Chiari I malformation, 3) Pressure-Stress Conditions in the Brain under NPH, and 4) The Shaken Baby Syndrome.