German Research Foundation Approves Establishment of Three Research Training Groups at RWTH

The German Research Foundation, DFG, has approved three proposals for research training groups from RWTH Aachen. In October, the University will launch the groups to educate and promote highly qualified doctoral candidates. The name of the international research training group is ''Modern Inverse Problems: From Geometry and Data to Models and Applications''. The international research training group consists of researchers from the Aachen Institute of Advanced Study in Computational Engineering Science (AICES) and the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) at the University of Texas at Austin. Special emphasis will be placed on inverse problems, focusing in particular on the interaction between geometry, data, models, and applications. Eleven RWTH professors are involved in the group, whose spokesperson is Professor Marek Behr, Chair of Computational Analysis of Technical Systems, CATS.

We are looking forward to a successful IRTG and a great cooperation between RWTH Aachen University and the University of Texas at Austin.

RWTH Scientist Professor Joost-Pieter Katoen received an Advanced Grant

RWTH computer scientist Professor Joost-Pieter Katoen is to receive an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council.  The European Research Council awards such grants to support outstanding researchers in pursuing ground-breaking, high-risk research projects and in opening up new interdisciplinary fields of research.

Katoen is an expert in identifying software errors before they actually occur. He is one of the most recognized scientists in the field of model checking – his book “Principles of Model Checking,” co-authored with the Dresden professor Christel Baier, is the standard work in the field. Now he has been awarded a so-called Advanced Grant from the European Research Council, ERC for short, the most important research award in Europe.


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DFG Project Approved for Junior Research Group Leader Prof. Roger A. Sauer Ph.D.

The project "Simulation of Non-Crimp Fabrics based on Computational Isogeometric Shell Elements, Analytical Averaging and Experimental Analysis” will be conducted for the next three years by Prof. Roger A. Sauer Ph.D., Research Group Leader at AICES, together with Prof. Mikhail Itskov, Department of Continuum Mechanics, and Univ.-Prof. Prof. h.c. Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing. Thomas Gries, Institut für Textiltechnik, RWTH Aachen University.

DFG Project Approved for Associated Junior Research Group Leader Prof. Dr. Stefanie Elgeti

The project "Efficient Modelling of Chip Formation in Orthogonal Cutting Based on Isogeometric Analysis and Modern Methods for Material Characterization” will be conducted for the next two years by Prof. Dr. Stefanie Elgeti, Chair for Computational Analysis of Technical Systems, RWTH Aachen University together with Priv.-Doz. Dr.-Ing. Andreas ZabelInstitut für Spanende Fertigung, TU Dortmund.

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.

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