Alzheimer’s disease is the most common human neurodegenerative disorder, affecting as many as 5.1 million people in America alone. Alzheimer’s leads to progressive and irreversible memory loss, disability and, eventually, death through a complex series of events that take place in the brain over a period of many years.
Scientific computing is credited for many of the technological breakthroughs of our generation and is used in many fields, ranging from drug discovery and aerospace to weather prediction and seismic analysis. Scientific computation often deals with very large amounts of data, and its algorithms need to compute results from mathematical models.
Of all the American school children receiving special education services, the largest number suffer from learning language impairments, including a subset of children that have language as their only deficit. Specifically Language Impaired (SLI) children have weakened language ability but otherwise possess normal hearing, education and intelligence.