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.

Excellence Cluster "Internet of Production" (IoP)

The Excellence Cluster Internet of Production (IoP) is one of three clusters that will receive funding from 2019 as part of the Excellence Initiative at RWTH Aachen University. The goal of the Excellence Cluster IoP is to ensure a holistic production of the future that is intelligent, efficient, needs-based and of high quality.

Prof. Dr. Stefanie Elgeti is involved as a principal investigator and Prof. Karen Veroy-Grepl Ph.D. as an associated principal investigator.

Prof. Omar Ghattas, Ph.D. - Large-Scale Bayesian Inversion with Applications to the Flow of the Antarctic Ice Sheet

Twice a year, the AICES fellows organize the prestigious Charlemagne Lecture, whose objective is to invite persons, who have achieved impressive accomplishments throughout their career and, in this sense, to get inspired by their scientific achievements.

As the 16th speaker, the AICES fellows invited Prof. Omar Ghattas, Ph.D.Director of the Center for Computational Geosciences and OptimizationInstitute for Computational Engineering Sciences (ICES) of the University of Texas at Austin, USA. Professor Ghattas gave a talk on "Large-Scale Bayesian Inversion with Applications to the Flow of the Antarctic Ice Sheet" on October 29, 2018 at 3pm in the GeneraliHall of Super C (6th floor).

We were very pleased about his visit and we will be honoured to welcome Omar Ghattas any time again.


CAMMP Week Pro 2018

The CAMMP Week Pro took place in a youth hostel in Voeren on September 16 - 21, 2018 for the second time and is organized by MathCCES and AICES in cooperation with Forschungszentrum Jülich.
The main idea of the Cammp Week Pro is to solve problems, which are real, open and close to research with mathematical modeling, using the computer (CAMMP = Computational And Mathematical Modeling Program). Additional features include intensive team work, interdisciplinarity and the posibility to grant insight in various institutes at Forschungszentrum Jülich. Students worked together in teams supported by professors and research assistants on problems given by several departments of the Forschungszentrum Jülich and the RWTH Aachen. In total, 31 students participated in the CAMMP Week Pro 2018.
After the very successful second edition of the CAMMP Week Pro in September 2018 the organization of the CAMMP week Pro 2019 has already started. The CAMMP Week Pro 2019 will take place on June 10 – 15, 2019.