"With four parameters I can fit an elephant, and with five I can make him wiggle his trunk"
John von Neumann
I am now an adjunct professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Calgary. My primary appoint is with Université de Bordeaux 1 at the LIYRC Institute (L'institut de Rythmologie et modélisation cardiaque) where I am a researcher. I can be reached by e-mail at
ed dot vigmond at gmail dot com .
Dr. Edward J. Vigmond
My research interests are in the areas of:
- electromagnetic field computation
- computational electrophysiology
- parallel programming
- nonlinear dynamics
I spend a lot of time developing CARP, my software for modelling cardiac electrical activity.
My current research topics are listed on this page .
Here is a list of my collaborators
There are some photos of the lab personnel.
COURSES and PROJECTS
All courses are now hosted on
PUBLICATIONS and PRESENTATIONS
I am the Director for the Centre for BioEngineering Research and Education
in the Schulich School of Engineering.
Information can be found at the Center for Bioengineering Research and Education.
My flounder 4D visualization program
Some LaTeX tricks and tips I have picked up along the way.
A really nice scientific computation library that hardly lets you know that you're running in a distributed environment,
As functional as gnuplot is, the interface is horrible (in my opinion).
XmGrace is a really nice 2D plotting program.
There are patches (rejected by Evgeny) for versions 5.1.11,
and the corrected and recently enhanced 5.1.22b
that add instantaneous updating to
the major widgets and the edit object widgets.
Also, PDF file output can be cropped to the bounding box and a couple of other capabilities were added.
To apply it, download grace and copy
the patch to grace-5.1.* directory.
patch -p1 < patch.instup before configuring and compiling
(For the 5.1.11 version, use -p2 instead of -p1).
The functionality increase will make you wonder how you survived before, especially with many graphs and/or data sets.
To compile grace under Mac OS X, get the latest version:
Say no to M$, stop daily rebooting, pay no license fees, and immunize yourself against e-mail viruses, all by using a real OS, Linux.
- Make sure you have all necessary files and libraries installed including X11, autoconf, libpdf, etc.
- unpack the tar ball and apply the patch
configure --with-extra-incpath=/sw/include:/usr/local/include:/usr/X11R6/include --with-extra-ldpath=/usr/X11R6/lib/:/sw/lib:/usr/local/lib
Mac OS X isn't that bad now that I've been using it, actually.
However, I must add that Apple is not exactly doing much to improve their image with their handling of the iPod Touch and iPhone.
Let the people choose the service provider they want and let people put on the software that they want.