Student Colloquium: Joel Berger
“Object-Oriented Programming and its use in simulations”
University of Illinois at Chicago
Joel gives a brief introduction on Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) and its advantages over other styles of programming. He goes on to describe how he uses OOP to write simulations that are complex in nature but are simplistic in how they are written. Despite the fact that Joel writes in Perl, this talk presents OOP in a general scope so that anyone with any background of a programming language should be able to follow along without any knowledge of Perl. He aims to show that OOP can be another important tool in writing simulations along with mathematical languages such as Mathematica, MatLab, etc.
Refreshments will be served at 2:30 pm outside of SES 238.