Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI) is the largest school of engineering, architecture and design and engineering in Italy. POLIMI counts about 40,000 students, roughly 10% of which from foreign countries. It provides a large number of Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and PhD programmes, of which 19 MS programmes, 3 BS programmes and 24 PhD programmes taught in English. As of 2013, POLIMI has participated in 211 projects financed by EU (FP7). It has started 24 Spin-offs since 2000 (20 still active) with a consolidated turnover of 13.7 millions Euro in 2013. Researchers of POLIMI produced a total of 337 inventions and 603 patents as of February 2013. According to QS World University Rankings 2015, POLIMI is ranked 24th in the world and 1st in Italy in the general category in the category “Engineering & Technology”. Strategic research is carried out mainly in the fields of energy, planning, management, design, applied mathematics, ICT, built environment and cultural heritage, with more than 250 laboratories, among which a Wind Tunnel and a Crash Test Centre. The Department of Mathematics at POLIMI is the second largest in Italy by number of full time staff and has been ranked first in Italy for the quality of research in recent assessments. The Laboratory for Modeling and Scientific Computing (MOX) at the Department of Mathematics of Politecnico di Milano started its activity in 2002. Its goal is coordinating and developing the expertise in mathematical modeling, numerical and statistical methods available in the Department of Mathematics of Politecnico di Milano. MOX collaborates with several research laboratories, from Politecnico and from other institutions belonging to industrial, clinical and academic world.
POLIMI-MOX will contribute as co-coordinator of WP1: Algorithms and Mathematics to the assessment and development in domain specific language framework of the advanced computational techniques that have been identified as main scientific goals of the project. POLIMI-MOX will also contribute specifically with the development of a semi-implicit, semi-Lagrangian DG model and with contributions to the study and application of other advanced mathematical techniques in the other workpackages.