RWTH Aachen University now recognized as a University of Excellence

RWTH Aachen University is among the winners chosen to receive funding from the federal and state governments for the next seven years in the framework of the Universities of Excellence funding line. RWTH Aachen University is therefore one out of the eleven German universities in the competition now recognized as a University of Excellence. Funding has been granted for an initial period of seven years starting January 1, for the following Cluster proposals: “The Fuel Science Center – Adaptive Conversion Systems for Renewable Energy and Carbon Sources”, “Internet of Production” and “ML4Q – Matter and Light for Quantum Computing” – the latter in partnership with the University of Cologne and the University of Bonn.

With its proposal titled “The Integrated Interdisciplinary University of Science and Technology. Knowledge. Impact. Networks.“ and on the basis of the on-site visit in January of this year, RWTH was able to convince the international panel of experts appointed by the Joint Science Conference of the Federal Government and State Governments (GWK).

At the core of RWTH’s proposal is the convergence of knowledge, methods, and insights, which allows researchers to thoroughly comprehend complex systems and then develop improved versions.

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IRTG Student Nicole Nellesen won Student Poster Competition Award

IRTG student Nicole Nellesen won the “2019 Student Poster Competition Award” in “Mathematical Models” at the USNCCM15. The name of her poster is “Certified Reduced Basis Methods in 3D-VAR Data Assimilation” and her advisor is Prof. Veroy-Grepl. The sponsor of the award is the journal CAMWA (Elsevier).

The US National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM15) took place in Austin, TX from July 28 - August 1, 2019. The Congress was organized by the USACM. Computational engineers and scientists worldwide from government, academia, and industry participated in the congress. It featured plenary and semi-plenary speakers, several honorary mini-symposia, more than seventy-five organized mini-symposia with keynote lectures and contributed talks and exhibits from various sponsors.

Congratulations Nicole!

IRTG Annual School

The Summer School took place in conjunction with the Annual Meeting. At the Summer School Principal Investigators, as well as guest lecturers, give short courses on pertinent topics. The aim is to amplify the common theme of the IRTG, give doctoral candidates a better orientation in the field of inverse problems, and identify common themes or methods within the area.

As part of the Summer School 2019 of the IRTG-2379 at Austin, which took place on July 25 and 26 2019, Prof. Thomas J.R. Hughes gave a special talk on “My 50+ Years in the Finite Element Method”. On July 25, Prof. Karen Veroy-Grepl gave a short course on “Model Order Reduction: Theory and Applications”. On Friday, July 26, Prof. Robert van de Geijn, Prof. Maggie Myers and Devangi Parikh gave a short course on “Optimizing Matrix Libraries”.

IRTG Annual Workshop

For the first time since the IRTG-2379 started in last year October, the Annual Meeting took place at our partner University, The University of Texas at Austin. The Annual Meeting takes place alternately in Aachen and Austin. The Annual Workshop and the Annual Summer School form the Annual Meeting.

The Annual Workshop is meant for the IRTG doctoral researchers and the associated doctoral researchers to come together, present their work to the PI's and peers, obtain feedback in a collegial environment, and become better acquainted with other research themes.

This year the Annual Workshop of the IRTG-2379 took place on July 23 and July 24, 2019. On Tuesday Prof. Tinsley Oden hold the keynote talk. After his opending talk there were several talks by the IRTG fellows about their projects. This proposal is meant to give a thorough overview of the state of the art, and indicate the relevance of the proposed research in the context of the existing body of work. The workshop ended with a poster presentation.

Prof. Paolo Bientinesi, Ph.D. started at the Computing Science Department, University of Umeå

AICES Junior Research Group Leader Prof. Paolo Bientinesi started as a Full Professor of Computer Science at
Umeå University in Sweden. The inauguration ceremony took place on October 19

Paolo Bientinesi started at 2008 as a Junior Professor at the Department of Computer Science at RWTH Aachen University and also as a Junior Research Group Leader in AICES at the same time. In 2014 he became a W2 (Associate) Professor of the Computer Science Department at RWTH Aachen University. His research interests include High-Performance & Parallel Computing, Numerical Linear Algebra, Computer Automation & Mathematical Software, Computer Music, Computational Science and Engineering.

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