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IRTG Associated Fellow Violeta Karyofylli passed her Doctoral Exam

On March 02, 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 09, 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!

CAMMP Week Pro 2020 - This Year Digital

The CAMMP WEEK Pro has always been held as an on-site event. For two weeks the students conducted research in groups together in a monastery and presented their results on the last day oft he event. Due to the current Corona Pandemic, an on-site event was unfortunately not possible this year. However, it was important for all participants to find a way to let the event take place again this year. It was therefore decided to hold the CAMMP WEEK Pro digitally for the first time this year. We are very pleased that this could actually be realized! After intensive preparation we were able to offer the students an exciting week with interesting problems.

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The CAMMP WEEK Pro has always been held as an on-site event. For two weeks the students conducted research in groups together in a monastery and presented their results on the last day oft he event. Due to the current Corona Pandemic, an on-site event was unfortunately not possible this year. However, it was important for all participants to find a way to let the event take place again this year. It was therefore decided to hold the CAMMP WEEK Pro digitally for the first time this year. We are very pleased that this could actually be realized! After intensive preparation we were able to offer the students an exciting week with interesting problems.

The CAMMP Week Pro is an excursion in Computer Aided Mathematical Modeling and is aimed at RWTH students of the study programs:

  • Mathematics (B.Sc. and M.Sc.)
  • Computational Engineering Science (B.Sc. and M.Sc.)
  • Simulation Sciences (M.Sc.)

 

During the CAMMP Week Pro, students work in small groups on real mathematical research questions from various institutes of Forschungszentrum Jülich. They are supported by professors and scientists of RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich. CAMMP week Pro provides an excellent opportunity to practice applied mathematics on concrete, interdisciplinary problems, to establish contacts to professors and to make a name for yourself for final theses and project positions.

Due to the Corona Pandemic, CAMMP Week Pro took place, this year for the first time in digital form, from September 28th to October 9th, 2020.

33 students of different study programs of the RWTH Aachen University worked for two weeks in small groups on six real research questions. These were provided by institutes of Forschungszentrum Jülich and RWTH Aachen University.

Example topics of the CAMMP WEEK PRO were:

  • Data Processing Chain for Heterodyne Spectrometer
  • Machine Learning in Material Science
  • Degradation of Particle-based Electrocatalytic Materials
  • Dynamic Properties of Particles Diffusing at the Interface Between Fluids with Different Viscosities
  • and much more...

The students were always highly motivated over the whole two weeks and tried to find the best possible solution for the problems with the help of mathematical methods and computer-aided simulations. They communicated and worked via the digital platforms Slack.com and Zoom.us.

Instead of classical presentations, this year's students had to create a scientific video podcast.

The first digital CAMMP Week Pro 2020 was a complete success. We would like to thank all participants, teachers, scientists and all those who were involved in the organization of the event in the background.

Further information about CAMMP can be found at: www.cammp.rwth-aachen.de

CAMMP Week 2020 - This Year Digital

In the past years, the CAMMP WEEK has been held as an on-site event. For one week the students researched in groups together  and presented their results to an audience in the SuperC on the last day of the CAMMP Week. Due to the current Corona Pandemic, an on-site event was unfortunately not possible. However, it was important for all participants to find a way to let the event take place this year as well. It was therefore decided to hold the CAMMP WEEK digitally for the first time this year. We are very pleased that this could actually be realized! After intensive preparation we were able to offer the students an exciting week with very interesting problems.

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CAMMP WEEK is aimed at upper school students who spend a week in small groups researching real problems from current research in companies and university institutes. They are supported by teachers and scientists from the RWTH Aachen University. To solve the problems, the students use mathematical methods, computer simulations and, of course, their own creative ideas. At the end of the week there is a final event. Here the students meet the company and university representatives, present their results and have the opportunity to exchange ideas.

In the past years, the CAMMP WEEK has been held as an on-site event. For one week the students researched in groups together  and presented their results to an audience in the SuperC on the last day of the CAMMP Week. Due to the current Corona Pandemic, an on-site event was unfortunately not possible. However, it was important for all participants to find a way to let the event take place this year as well. It was therefore decided to hold the CAMMP WEEK digitally for the first time this year. We are very pleased that this could actually be realized! After intensive preparation we were able to offer the students an exciting week with very interesting problems.

The digital event took place from September 27 to October 2 with a total of 25 students from the Aachen and Karlsruhe regions. After an introductory lecture into the world of mathematical modeling by Prof. Martin Frank of KIT and the presentation of the different problems, each of the six groups had five days to work on a solution. For this purpose, different communication platforms and programming languages were used. Among the problems were:

  • Optimal loading strategy (INFORM GmbH)
  • Detection of heavy metal contents in environmental samples by neutron activation (AiNT GmbH)
  • Optimization of wind farms (Vattenfall GmbH)
  • Trip planning of heliostats in a solar tower power plant (DLR - German Aerospace Center)
  • Is climate change man-made?
  • Automatic recognition of initials in letterpresses (both from the Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC) of KIT)

During the problem solving process, the students were always supervised by a scientist. The teams of students presented their results to company representatives at the end of the week at a final event, which also took place digitally. In addition, a supporting program with small games as well as events for study information could be offered digitally during the week.

The first digital CAMMP WEEK 2020 was a complete success. We would like to thank all participants, teachers, scientists and all those who were involved in the organization of the event in the background.


Further information about CAMMP can be found at: www.cammp.rwth-aachen.de