ACM-IEEE CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowships

Markus Höhnerbach, doctoral student at Graduate School AICES and Linda Gesenhues, who completed her Master thesis at the Chair for Computational Analysis of Technical Systems (CATS) are the recipients of the 2018 ACM-IEEE CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowships. Linda Gesenhues is being recognized for her work on finite element simulation of turbidity currents with an emphasis on non-Newtonian fluids. Markus Höhnerbach is being recognized for his work on portable optimizations of complex molecular dynamics codes. The Fellowships are jointly presented by ACM and the IEEE Computer Society.

The ACM-IEEE CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship is endowed in memory of George Michael, one of the founding fathers of the SC Conference series. The fellowship honors exceptional PhD students throughout the world whose research focus is on high performance computing applications, networking, storage or large-scale data analytics using the most powerful computers that are currently available.

The Fellowships will be formally presented at SC18 in November.

If you want to read more information about the ACM-IEEE CS Fellowship, please click here.

Farewell Colloquium for Professor Christoph Clauser

AICES Faculty Member, Prof. Christoph Clauser, will end his career after 30 years as a post-doctoral researcher and professor in September. 

E.ON Energy Research Centre organised a farewell colloquium for him at July 20th 2018. The colloquium was split in two session. In the morning active researchers presented current developments in research fields in which Prof. Clauser has been active. To the end of the morning session, former doctoral students shared their experiences during and after their PhD in an informal round of talks. In the afternoon, former colleagues of Prof. Clauser shared memories of time spent jointly at Prof. Clausers work locations in Berlin, Braunschweig, Hannover and Aachen. AICES Scientific Director Prof. Marek Behr also gave a talk about the Graduate School AICES and Prof. Clausers inclusion. 

We wish you all the best for your future. 

CAMMP Week powered by Bürgerstiftung

How can the bus routes be optimized, so that the bus finally arrives on time? How to develop optimal bone implants for accident victims? How do you control robots in space that take soil samples? The Computational and Mathematical Modeling Program (CAMMP) sought to provide answers to those kinds of questions.

CAMMP's main objective is to make school students aware of their talents and potential as well as to develop sustainable interest in the different STEM fields. Moreover, a smooth transition from school to university should be ensured.

CAMMP Week powered by Bürgerstiftung took place from June 24 – 29, 2018 in a youth hostel in Voeren, Belgium.

More information to CAMMP & CAMMP Week June 2018.

New School for Simulation and Data Sciences (SSD)

The sector teaching, young researcher qualification, and training within the Center for Simulation and Data Sciences is represented by the School of Simulation and Data Sciences (SSD). The SSD is the consolidation of the German Research School for Simulation Sciences (GRS) and the AICES Graduate School and represents further advancements as well as new projects.

Forschungszentrum Jülich and RWTH Aachen University decided to fund 15 positions for doctoral candidates within the SSD. The projects were chosen based on two competitive calls for proposals::

1) High definition analysis of packed bed chromatography - Prof. Marek Behr (RWTH), Dr. Eric von Lierse (FZJ)

2)Generalized Langevin equation-based simulations for mesoscale description of neural cascades - Prof. Benjamin Stamm (RWTH), Dr. Vania Calandrini (FZJ)

3) Rigidity theory-based prediction of protein stability in ionic liquids and seawater for guiding protein engineering - Prof. Ulrich Schwaneberg, Dr. Mahdi Davari (RWTH), Prof. Holger Gohlke (FZJ)

4) Implant topology optimisation for improving adhesion at the bone-implant interface- Prof. Roger A. Sauer (RWTH), Dr. Bo Perrson (FZJ)

Massively parallel adjoints - Prof. Uwe Naumann, Dr Johannes Lotz (RWTH), Dr. Eric von Lieres, Dr. Jörn Ungermann (FZJ)

6) Efficient all-atom RNA and DNA simulations - Prof. Ivan Costa (RWTH, UK Aachen), Prof. Giulia Rossetti, Dr. Sadipan Mohanty (FZJ)

7) Prediction of ligand protein interactions and brain singling cascades using machine learning approaches: olfaction as a test scenario - Prof. Marc Sehr (RWTH), Prof. Mercedes Alfonso-Prieto, Prof. Alejandro Giorgetti (FZJ)

8) Understanding dendritic failure in all-solid-state batteries: An ab initio-informed numerical multiscale model framework - Dr. Stefanie Braun (RWTH), Dr. Claas Hüter (FZJ)

9) Advanced deep learning strategies for multimodal data integration in functional neuroimaging - Prof. Irene Neuner (RWTH), Dr. Jürgen Dammers (FZJ)

10) Renormalized equations of motion for neuronal networks - Prof. Carsten Honerkamp (RWTH), Prof. Moritz Hellas (FZJ)

11) Data-driven analysis of medical and simulation data for improved patient treatment in rhinology - Dr. Andreas LIntermann (RWTH), Dr. Jenia Jitsev, Prof. Morris Riedel (FZJ)

12) Machine learning-guided multischale simulations to study ion channel clusters - Prof. Angelika Lampert (RWTH), Dr. Jan-Philipp Machtens (FZJ)

13) Learning-to-learn: Hyperparameter optimisation of spiking neuronal networks using HPC resources - Prof. Michael Herty (RWTH), Dr. Alexander Peyser (FZJ)

14) DeFRoSTEr: Deep fluids and their relation to subglacial tunnel valley erosion - Dr. Sönke Reiche, Dr. Julia Kowalski (RWTH), Prof. Stefan Koller (FZJ)

15) Accelerator architectures for DFT hybrid functionals - Dr. Christian Terboven (RWTH), Dr. Daniel Wortmann (FZJ)

If you want to read more information about the SSD, please click here.

Professorship has been awarded to AICES Junior Research Group Leader Prof. Dr. Malte Göttsche

On June 1st, Junior Research Group Leader Prof. Dr. Malte Göttsche received his Professorship. He is also part of Faculty 1 (Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences) and the Physics Institute III B. The Freigeist-Fellowship allowed Malte Göttsche to come to RWTH Aachen University.

Congratulations Malte!