• Rogowski-Building
    Graduate School AICES of the RWTH Aachen

    The Aachen Institute for Advanced Study in Computational Engineering Science (AICES) is a graduate school established in 2006 in the frame of the German Excellence Initiative. In 2012, the German Research Foundation has re-evaluated AICES’ scientific concepts and has funded the Graduate School for a second time. AICES offers a doctoral program for Bachelor and Master students enabling a shortened and attractive path to the doctorate. It conducts interdisciplinary research at the interface between mathematics, computer science and engineering, which is reflected by a collaborative effort of more than 25 institutes from 8 academic departments

  • Rogowski-Building
  • Rogowksi-Building-side


Computational engineering science (CES) has its roots in the modeling and simulation of technical systems and phenomena occurring in nature. Today, there is a trend toward an increasing intricacy of the systems being analyzed (complexity), a growing range of interacting scales which must be considered at once (multiscale), and larger numbers of interacting physical phenomena that are inseparable (multiphysics). Furthermore, there is increased demand for best-design identification of engineered systems with reduced input from human intuition (optimization). Therefore, in addition to pursue research in the classical CES  

 research fields, AICES sets out to advance computational engineering science in three critical areas of synthesis:

  • model identification and discovery supported by model-based experimentation (MEXA),
  • understanding scale interaction and scale integration,
  • and optimal design and operation of engineered systems, including both the products and manufacturing processes.

These diverse objectives share a common trait, in that they are examples of broadly-defined inverse problems.