SPS'21 Conference Organized by Malte Göttsche

The international conference Science - Peace - Security (SPS) took place on September 8 - 10, 2021 at RWTH Aachen University. It was organized by Prof. Malte Göttsche under the topic The impact of new technologies: Destabilizing or enabling resilience? Around 200 participants with different research backgrounds such as natural or technical science but also social and political science had the chance to discuss topics like emerging technologies, confidence-building, cyber security and arms limitation.

ADOPT – Advancing Optimization Technologies Through International Collaboration

Led by the Sargent Centre for Process Systems Engineering (CPSE) at Imperial College London and University College London, the joint Centre will pioneer digital tools at the interface between computational optimization and machine learning. These two areas will mutually reinforce each other so as to enhance decision making in complex processes and large-scale systems, benefiting from the fast advances in data analysis and mathematical modeling which are core competences at JARA-CSD. The new methodologies to improve design, operations and supply chains will deliver significant benefits and bolster the positions of Germany and the UK as world leaders in the disciplines of process systems engineering and smart manufacturing.

Prof. Alexander Mitsos will coordinate JARA-CSD’s effort in the new Centre-to-Centre collaboration.

IRTG Associated Fellow Violeta Karyofylli passed her Doctoral Exam

On March 2, Violeta Karyofylli successfully passed her doctoral thesis. The title of her public lecture was “Uncertainty quantification for groundwater contaminant transport”. The thesis was titled “Space-Time Finite Element Methods for Production Engineering Applications“. Violeta Karyofylli’s advisor is Prof. Marek Behr. From the 1st April on she will be postdoctoral Associate  in the University of Texas at Austin.

Congratulations Violeta!

AICES Fellow and IRTG Associated Fellow Ajay Mandyam Rangarajan passed his Doctoral Exam

On February 9, Ajay Mandyam Rangarajan successfully passed his doctoral thesis. The title of his public lecture was “Introduction to Machine Learning on Graphs”. The thesis was titled “Metric Based h𝑝−Adaptation Using a Continuous Mesh Model for Higher Order Schemes”. Ajay Rangarajan's advisor is Prof. Georg May.

Congratulations Ajay!

Prof. Stefanie Elgeti receives the ECCOMAS Olgierd Cecil Zienkiewicz Award

On November 13th, 2020 the European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS) announced that this year’s Olgierd Cecil Zienkiewicz young-investigator award will be awarded to  Prof. Stefanie Elgeti.

ECCOMAS is a scientific organization grouping together European associations with interests in the development and applications of computational methods in science and technology.

The Olgierd Cecil Zienkiewicz award recognizes young researchers with outstanding contributions in the field of Computational Engineering Sciences. It is ECCOMAS' highest and most prestigious award for young researchers throughout Europe. It is awarded every two years to an outstanding scientist under 40 years.

Stefanie Elgeti currently holds the professorship for lightweight design at Vienna University of Technology.  She still supports the research at her alma mater, RWTH Aachen University, as associated principal investigator in the IRTG Modern Inverse Problems, the SFB Precision Melt Engineering, and the Cluster of Excellence Internet of Production. Her current research interests lie in the simulation and numerical design of both engineering components and manufacturing processes. Together with her work group, she develops application-specific numerical methods.

Congratulations Stefanie!