Considering Rust for scientific software


This talk is for researchers dissatisfied with the status quo in scientific software.

Based on the criteria of

  1. Correctness
  2. Developer productivity
  3. Performance

I contend that Rust is a unique value proposition for researchers.

There is undoubtedly a large amount of hype about Rust. This talk is not meant to diminish the enormous accomplishments of people using Python, C++, Julia and Fortran. Instead, the goal is to pitch Rust as a viable alternative to how things are done today.

Presented by

  • Max Orok Max Orok

    Max is a mechanical engineering master's student at the University of Ottawa. He is researching Monte Carlo radiation modelling. Over the summer, Max completed a Google Summer of Code placement on the ROOT team at CERN.