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Charlemagne Distinguished Lecture Series: AICES Welcomes MATLAB Founder

Twice a year, the AICES fellows organize the prestigious Charlemagne Lecture, whose objective is to invite persons, who have achieved impressive accomplishments throughout their career and to get inspired by their scientific achievements as well as experience. 

This semester Cleve Moler, who is currently chairman and chief scientist of MathWorks and the original author of MATLAB, is the 8th speaker of the Charlemagne Distinguished Lecture Series.

The Charlemagne Lecture takes place on June 16, 2014 from 5:00 – 5:50 pm in the Aachen/Münchener Halle (Aula 1), Main Building.

Cleve Moler gives a talk on “The Evolution of MATLAB”, in which he elaborates on how MATLAB has evolved over more than 30 years, from a simple matrix calculator to a powerful technical computing environment.

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Dr. Nicole Faber Presented the Concept of the Charlemagne Distinguished Lecture Series at the DFG Workshop on International Research Marketing

Within the framework of the initiative “Research in Germany”, that has been developed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the German Research Foundation organized a workshop on international research marketing in January 2014.

Dr. Nicole Faber, managing director of AICES, presented the concept and aims of the Charlemagne Distinguished Lecture Series at this event. The best-practice workshop aimed to improve the international visibility of top-class research in Germany by different marketing concepts, such as social media, career fairs or university networking.

However, the focus of this year’s workshop was especially on the exchange of experiences between the actors of international research marketing of higher education institutions as well as non-university research institutes. Around 80 participants from 40 research institutions attended the workshop, coming from all over Germany. During two days they discussed together the growing activities, opportunities and challenges in this particular field.

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Prof. Manuel Torrilhon Named Associated Editor to the SIAM Journal of Numerical Analysis

In January 2014, AICES Professor Manuel Torrilhon has been named associated editor to the SIAM Journal of Numerical Analysis .

The Journal contains topics such as the rigorous study of convergence of algorithms, their accuracy, their stability, and their computational complexity. Also included are results in mathematical analysis that contribute to algorithm analysis, and computational results that demonstrate algorithm behavior and applicability.

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Manuel Torrilhon

AICES Participated in RWTH Consulting Days for Students

On January 28, 29 and 30, 2014, the RWTH´s student counseling center invited school students to visit RWTH Aachen University, providing all the important information about university life and career prospects at RWTH Aachen University.

Also the Graduate School AICES participated in the consulting days by offering an insight into the studies of the Computational Engineering Science (CES) Master´s program. The study of CES is an interdisciplinary program refering to the fields of engineering, natural sciences as well as mathematics. CES is designed to educate engineers who have the capability of carrying out simulations and evaluating them. CES-students are trained to analyze results and to critically question the simulation algorithm or the mathematical model. It is a complex task finding a mathematical model for the solution and evaluation of technical problems. It should enable the computer to calculate and solve a complex problem under almost realistic conditions. These capabilities and also employing high-performance computers in the process are needed to meet the scientific and technological challenges of the future.

During three days, three former CES-students answered all kind of questions regarding CES and discussed the growing activities, opportunities and challenges in this particular field. In total more than 6000 prospective high school students, seized the opportunity to inquire about possible degree courses at RWTH Aachen University.

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AICES Professor Manuel Torrilhon Receives Fellowship from the University of Texas at Austin

The Institute for Computational Engineering Science (ICES) has decided to award the J.T. Oden Faculty Fellowship to Professor Manuel Torrilhon.

From February 22 until March 23, 2014, Torrilhon will carry out research at ICES, pursuing the objective to present cutting-edge research and facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations between AICES and ICES.

ICES is a research unit, dedicated to both research and graduate study in computational engineering science. It has also become a global base for international collaboration in computational science and engineering through the institute´s visiting scholars program, which hosts researchers from around the world.

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AICES Principal Investigator to Become New Chairman of the Board of Forschungszentrum Jülich

The Supervisory Board of Forschungszentrum Jülich resolved to appoint Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Marquardt new Chairman of the Board of Directors of Forschungszentrum Jülich.

Wolfgang Marquardt, born in Böblingen, Germany, in 1956, has been Professor of Process Systems Engineering at RWTH Aachen since 1993. In 2006, Marquardt has become Principal Investigator at the AICES Graduate School.

Currently, Marquardt is also the Chairman of the Council of Science and Humanities (WR).

In 2001, he received the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Award from the German Research Foundation, which is considered to be the most important research prize in Germany.

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Marquardt

AICES Fellow Malak Baydoun Has Passed Her Doctoral Exam

Malak Baydoun studied Mechatronic Engineering at the Hariri Canadian University Mechref in Lebanon and received her Bachelor degree in 2007.

In 2009, she obtained her Master´s of Science degree in Computational Mechanics for Materials and Structures from University of Stuttgart.

After that, she became an AICES scholarship holder and received her Ph.D. degree in January 2014. Her thesis on "Multiscale Material Modelling: Theory, Challenges and Trends" had been advised by Professor Fries, Professor Behr and Professor Itskov.

Congratulations, Malak!

Location: AICES Graduate School
RWTH Aachen University
Date: January 16, 2014

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Elmar Peise Awarded a Fellowship from the Deutsche Telekom Stiftung

In 2014, AICES fellow Elmar Peise will receive a two-year scholarship from the Deutsche Telekom Stiftung. The award is for his research project “Performance Modeling for Linear Algebra”, supervised by Professor Paolo Bientinesi.

The Deutsche Telekom Stiftung is a non-profit foundation established in 2003 by Deutsche Telekom. Its objective is to permanently strengthen Germany´s claim to being an educational, research and scientific powerhouse by raising the standard of German education in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

The program seeks out bright young doctoral candidates in mathematics, physics, chemistry or computer science and helps them realize their potential by granting financial and travel support as well as personal career supervision.

In 2013, the Deutsche Telekom Stiftung awarded only 12 fellowships across Germany.

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