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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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.