IRTG Kick-off

On November 29, 2018 AICES had a successful IRTG kick-off. In May 2018 the German Research Foundation, DFG, has approved three proposals for research training groups from RWTH Aachen. 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.

At the IRTG kick-off Prof. Honerkamp, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science, Natural Sciences and Prof. Bardow, Vice Dean in Charge of Structural of the Faculty for Mechanical Engineering hold the welcome remark. Then Prof. Marek Behr gave an IRTG introduction and the IRTG fellows introduced their research topics. After that there was a poster session.

We would like to thank all participants for the very successful day.


Advisory Board Meeting

On November 28, 2018 the AICES Graduate School held its biennial Advisory Board Meeting. The members Prof. David Bogle, Prof. Felix OttoProf. Antonio Huerta, were informed about recent developments, research results, and future plans through presentations of selected research group leaders as well as a poster presentation by the doctoral students of the AICES Graduate School. After a closed discussion, the Advisory Board subsequently presented ideas and suggestions towards shaping and ensuring the future of the Graduate School. 

We would like to thank all participants for the very successful day. 


AICES Junior Research Group Leader Florian Wellmann was appointed as University Professor

Florian Wellmann was appointed as University Professor in “Computational Geoscience and Reservoir Engineering” (CGRE) at RWTH Aachen University. Florian will continue his work on uncertainty quantification in subsurface models in this role and keep strong links to AICES with a participation in the IRTG "Modern Inverse Problems.

For more information on his team and current research activities, please see

Center for Simulation and Data Science Kick Off

On the occasion of the opening of the JARA Center for Simulation and Data Science, JARA-CSD for short, RWTH and Forschungszentrum Jülich hosted a special event, the 2018 JARA Day. The establishment of the new center reflects the increasing significance of the simulation and data sciences in science, research and application. 

”Focusing Expertise – Shaping the Future“: this is the motto of the Jülich Aachen Research Alliance between RWTH and Forschungszentrum Jülich. By pooling expertise in the increasingly important fields of simulation, data analysis and HPC technologies, as RWTH Rector Ulrich Rüdiger points out, the new JARA Center for Simulation and Data Science fully lives up to this motto.

As Professor Wolfgang Marquardt, Chairman of the Board of Forschungszentrum Jülich, explains, “the simulation and data sciences have become the third pillar of scientific research, alongside theory and experimentation. The new JARA-CSD is set to further advance the simulation and data sciences. Its focus is on addressing scientific questions and problems, the joint education and training of early-career researchers, and the collaboration with business and industry.”

The new center integrates facilities and capabilities of both educational and research institutions, including computer and data infrastructures, user support activities, and methodical disciplinary research in the fields of simulation, data analysis and high-performance computing.

This creates an excellent environment for research on forward-looking topics. Existing structures and institutions at both locations, such as the Center for Computational Engineering Science, the RWTH Profil Area Computational Science & Engineering, and the JARA-HPC sections will be integrated into the new Center.

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Prof. Dr. David Bommes started at the Institute of Computer Science, University of Bern

AICES Junior Research Group Leader Prof. Dr. David Bommes started at the Institute of Computer Science, University of Bern. David Bommes was elected Full Professor of Computer Graphics on September 1st at the University of Bern. He is the successor of Professor Matthias Zwicker and has been appointed co-director of the Institute of Computer Science.

His research interests include the development of efficient algorithms for digital geometry generation and processing, as well as numerical optimization algorithms. The work of David Bommes is characterized by a close integration of basic research with practical relevance, which has allowed some of his algorithms to produce high-quality 3D models in widespread commercial and industrial application software.

We wish you all the best for your future.