Computational Thinking in Science - a new article by Peter Denning

Submitted by ilee on April 30, 2018
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In this article, Peter Denning recounts the origin of computational science, a meld of computer science and science.  He states "scientists who used computers found themselves routinely designing new ways to advance science. They became computational designers as well as experimenters and theoreticians" and "computational thinking emerged from within scientific fields—it was not imported from computer science. Indeed, computer scientists were slow to join the movement."  He succinctly defines computational thinking as the "mental skills that facilitate the design of automated process" and suggests a new term "computational designer" as a person who designs and/or programs a new model.

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