Computational scientist

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A computational scientist is a person skilled in scientific computing. This person is usually a scientist, a statistician, an applied mathematician, or an engineer who applies high-performance computing and sometimes cloud computing in different ways to advance the state-of-the-art in their respective applied disciplines; physics, chemistry, social sciences and so forth.[1][2] Thus scientific computing has increasingly influenced many areas such as economics, biology, law, and medicine to name a few. Because a computational scientist's work is generally applied to science and other disciplines, they are not necessarily trained in Computer science specifically, though concepts of computer science are often used. Computational scientists are typically researchers at academic universities, national labs, or tech companies.[1] [3]


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  2. ^ Overview of Computational Science, The Shodor Education Foundation, Inc. (Shodor) website; accessed Feb 2019.
  3. ^ Computational Scientist, LinkedIn website; accessed Feb 2019.