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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!

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