Kwok Wah Cheng becomes the second AICES fellow to pass his doctoral defense

Kwok Wah Cheng received his Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering from National University of Singapore in 2001 and his Master of Science in Computational Mechanics of Technical University of Munich, Germany in 2006. He started as an AICES fellow in October 2007, working on his thesis, "h- and p-XFEM with Application to TWO-Phase Incompressible Flow“, advised by Dr. Thomas Fries, prof. Marek Behr and Prof. Dr. Arnold Reusken. He is the second fellow of AICES to receive his doctoral degree. Congratulations!

Location: Graduate School AICES, RWTH Aachen University
Date: March 2011

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AICES Fellow Anna-Lena Gerner interviewed by Britta Mersch for Leonardo - WDR5

Anna-Lena Gerner emphasized the outstanding quality of the AICES advising concept during her doctoral research phase at the AICES Graduate School.

Location: Channel Leonardo WDR 5
Date: March 16, 2011

Nature Methods paper by Bernhard Schuldt (AICES group of Prof. Andreas Schuppert) presents PluriTest, a novel tool for stem cell research

Bernhard Schuldt, an AICES fellow together with Dr. Franz-Josef Müller, CAU Kiel and partners from The Scripps Research Institute (San Diego, USA) has developed a new bioinformatic algorithm allowing pattern recognition which can differentiate between pluripotent and non-pluripotent stem cell lines (published in Nature Methods, DOI: 10.1038/nmeth.1580). The research group thus offers an alternative to tests on stem cell lines with lab mice. The new procedure was implemented in the PluriTest web-based tool ( and is available across the world for researchers to use to analyse their stem cell lines. Bernhard Schuldt is a member of a project to create reconstruction procedures for biological networks under the leadership of Professor Andreas Schuppert, which is financed by Bayer Technology Services GmbH (Leverkusen)

Location: AICES Graduate School
Date: March 7, 2011
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AICES Fellow Zoltan Szebenyi will present his dissertation project at the IPDPS 2011 Conference in Anchorage/Alaska

Zoltan Szebenyi, an AICES fellow together with Prof. Felix Wolf from the German Research School for Simulation Sciences, will present his dissertation project on the performance dynamics of parallel simulation programs at the Ph.D. forum of the IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium. In addition to his thesis work as a whole, Szebenyi will also present a technical paper on a specific aspect dealing with the challenge of how to lower the overhead of performance measurements.

Location: IPDPS 2011 Conference in Anchorage/Alaska, USA
Date: May 16-20, 2011

New Deputy Scientific Director at AICES: Prof. Paolo Bientinesi, Ph.D.

Prof. Paolo Bientinesi, Ph.D. has been appointed by the Steering Committee as the new Deputy Scientific Director at AICES for 2011.

Location: AICES Graduate School
Date: January 2011
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