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Charlemagne Distinguished Lecture Series: AICES Welcomes Prof. Dr. Yann LeCun


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 12th speaker, the AICES fellows invited Professor Dr. Yann LeCun, Director of AI Research at Facebook. Professor Dr. LeCun gave a talk on "Unsupervised Learning: the Next Frontier in AI" on November 28, 2016 at 3pm in the FordHall of Super C (6th floor).
We were very pleased about his visit and we will be honoured to welcome Yann LeCun any time again.

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November 2016

AICES Fellow Eduard Bader Has Passed His Doctoral Exam


Eduard started as AICES fellow in 2012 and received his doctoral degree in October 2016. His research on Reduced Basis Methods Applied to Obstacle Problems and Parametrized Distributed Optimal Control Problems with Control and State Constraint, has been advised by Prof. Veroy-Grepl, Ph.D. and Prof. Dr. Herty.
Congratulations Eduard!

October 2016

MINT- EC- Academic CAMMP week


22 students from schools, that are part of the MINT-EC network of excellence, came together to solve real- world problems from business and economics with the help of mathematical modelling, to learn the basics.
The results were presented to a large audience, in RWTH Aachen’s Super C. The workshop is organized by the CCES Chair of Mathematics and AICES graduate school.

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September 2016

Prof. Roger Sauer, Ph.D. is involved in the CARL project


A Center for Ageing, Reliability and Lifetime Prediction of Electrochemical and Power Electronic Systems, CARL for short, will be developed at RWTH Aachen until 2020. AICES Junior Research Group Leader Prof. Roger Sauer, Ph.D., will be one oft the Principal Investigators, together with colleagues from mathematics, physics, chemistry, electrical engineering and materials science.
This project will receive 60 million euros of funding.

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September 2016

DFG Project Approved for AICES Junior Research Group Leader Prof. Dr. Ming Hu


The DFG project “Negative Thermal Expansion Materials under Pressure: a New Route for High Performance Thermoelectrics“ is a 3-year Project. It aims at exploring a new area where the electronic and phononic transport can be decoupled, when negative thermal expansion material, pressure and thermoelectrics meet together.
The project is anticipated to start in November.

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September 2016

AICES Fellow Mark Kärcher Has Passed His Doctoral Exam


Mark Kärcher started as AICES fellow in 2011 and received his doctoral degree in September 2016. His research on Certified Reduced Basis Methods for Parametrized PDE-Constrained Optimization, has been advised by Prof. Grepl, Ph.D. and Prof. Dr. Volkwein.
Mark now works at AICES and at IGPM.

Congratulations Mark!

September 2016

AICES 10-Year Anniversary


On September 2, 2016 the AICES Graduate School celebrated its 10th year anniversary. AICES was established in November 2006 within the framework of the Excellence Initiative. The celebration took place in the Pontstrasse in the Katholische Hochschulgemeinde. A number of presentations were held about the AICES Graduate School and its development. In their presentations, Prof. Marquardt (Research Centre Jülich) and Prof. Dahmen (RWTH Aachen) included a very personal review about the origins and development of the Graduate School. The program was supplemented by lectures of Prof. Rolf Jeltsch (ETH Zurich) and Prof. Michael Schäfer (TU Darmstadt) about Computational Engineering Science at other universities. Between the presentations and during lunch the event was accompanied by music performed by a string quartet.

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

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September 2016

Advisory Board Meeting 2016


On September 1st, 2016 the AICES Graduate School held its biennial Advisory Board Meeting. The members Prof. Thomas J.R. Hughes, Prof. David Bogle, Prof. William Gropp, Prof. Max Gunzberger, Prof. Antonio Huerta, Prof. Rupert Klein, and Dr. Anna Schreieck 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.

September 2016

AICES Fellow Markus Krauss Has Passed his Doctoral Exam


Markus Krauss started as AICES fellow in 2011 and received his Ph.D. degree in August 2016. His research on Bayesian Population PBPK - Approach for Efficient Support of Drug Development, has been advised by Prof. Dr. Schuppert.

Markus now works at Bayer.

Congratulations Markus!

August 2016

Marek Behr held a Plenary Lecture at the World Congress on Computational Mechanics in Korea


The 12th World Congress on Computational Mechanics took place from July 24th to July 29th in Seoul, Korea. The congress is a forum to communicate and share new ideas and methods that will foster the development across all aspects of computational methods and their applications in mechanics, engineering and applied sciences.

AICES Scientific Director Marek Behr held a Plenary Lecture on Complex Fluids in Production and Biomedical Engineering.

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August 2016

Former AICES Fellow Markus Bachmayr gets a W2-Professorship in Bonn


Markus received his doctoral degree in October 2012. Prof. Dr. Dahmen has advised his research on Adaptive low rank wavelet methods and applications to two-electron Schrödinger equations.

In September he’ll start working as a Bonn Junior Fellow at the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics at the University of Bonn.

Congratulations Markus!

August 2016

AICES Fellow Bahodir Ahmedov Has Passed his Doctoral Exam


Bahodir Ahmedov started as AICES fellow in 2012 and received his Ph.D. degree in August 2016. His research on Approximation Methods and Reduced Models for Optimal Radiation Treatment, has been advised by Prof. Dr. Herty and Prof. Dr. Frank.

Bahodir now works as an Associate Professor at Inha University in Tashkent.

Congratulations Bahodir!

August 2016

RWTH Aachen University’s SIAM Student Chapter Hosts Jeopardy Night


The RWTH Aachen University Chapter of SIAM (Aachen, Germany) held its first Science Jeopardy Night in April. In the first round, teams of four candidates were quizzed on questions from more or less scientific categories like “Algorithms,” “Plots,” and “May the force be with you.” When no candidate could provide the correct answer, somebody from the audience could partake and win a special prize. After completion of the initial rounds, the remaining competitors participated in the final round. In the end, SIAM student chapter officer Alexander Jaust emerged the clear victor. All participants won prizes, ranging from SIAM mugs and pens to MathWorks shirts and backpacks. Local company d-fine graciously sponsored the evening, which included snacks and beverages for everybody. The event was a great success and will surely be repeated soon! For those interested in learning more, the LaTeX template for the event can be found at GitHub under the project name “SIAMSC_jeopardy.” To read more about activities at the RWTH Aachen University Chapter of SIAM, visit the chapter blog.



August 2016

CAST Outstanding Young Researcher Award


Alexander Mitsos is the recipient of the CAST Outstanding Young Researcher Award of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers which recognizes an individual under the age of 40 for outstanding contributions to the chemical engineering computing and systems technology literature.

Congratulations, Alexander!

August 2016

Brooks Rabideau at the University of South Alabama


Former AICES postdoctoral associate Brooks Rabideau accepted a position as an Assistant Professor in the Departement of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of South Alabama.
Brooks was part of former AICES Junior Research Group Leader Ahmed E. Ismails group for Molecular Simulations and Transformations and part of of IRF-A1 in TMFB
Congratulations, Brooks!

July 2016

Best Student Paper Award at SC’16


AICES Fellow Markus Höhnerbach is a finalist for the Best Student Paper Award at SC'16 for the paper "The Vectorization of the Tersoff Multi-Body Potential: An Exercise in Performance Portability" (by Markus Höhnerbach, Ahmed Ismail, and Paolo Bientinesi)

SC is the leading conference in High-Performance Computing.
Congratulations, Markus!

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July 2016

CAMMP WEEK 2016


How do you have to arrange the mirrors in a solar power plant to generate the most electricity? How can you improve the booking system of a Carsharing-Company? And can you measure velocity with the help of a cellphone camera? For the 5th time, 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 took place from June 19-24, 2016 in a youth hostel in Voeren, Belgium, and is organized by Professor Martin Frank (MathCCES), as well as Dr. Nicole Faber (AICES Graduate School).

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June 2016



Multiscale Modeling and Model Reduction Workshop


A two-day workshop on Multiscale Modeling and Model Reduction was organized jointly by the RWTH Profile Area Computational Science & Engineering (CompSE) and AICES. It was chaired by AICES PIs Prof. Stefanie Reese and Prof. Marek Behr. Ca. 30 young researchers from German and Dutch universities working in the fields of solid and fluid mechanics took part in lively discussions and a full program of scientific talks. The event was held at the new Innside Hotel by Melia in Aachen.

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June 2016



Prof. Behr elected Vice-President of the German Association for Computational Mechanics


The General Assembly of the German Association for Computational Mechanics took place on June 7, 2016, in conjunction with the ECCOMAS Congress 2016 on Crete Island, Greece. The Scientific Director of AICES, Prof. Marek Behr, was elected as the next Vice-President of GACM for a four-year term 2017-2021. Prof. Michael Kaliske from TU Dresden, the current Vice-President of GACM, will become the new President.

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Congratulations to Marek!

June 2016



Dr. Stefanie Elgeti becomes Co-Chair of EYIC


At the European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS) Congress 2016, which took place during June 5-10, 2016 on the Crete Island, Greece, AICES Junior Research Group Leader Dr. Stefanie Elgeti was selected as a Co-Chair of the ECCOMAS Young Investigator Committee (EYIC). Over the term of four years, she will be heading the EYIC together with Dr. Alexander Popp from TU Munich. The EYIC groups together delegates of national and regional associations of computational mechanics and applied mathematics, and represents the interests of young scientists on the ECCOMAS executive committee. EYIC is also in charge of organizing the bi-annual Young Investigator Conference, such as the one that took place in Aachen in July 2015.

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Congratulations Stefanie!

June 2016



AICES Fellow Manuel Allhoff Has Passed his Doctoral Exam


Manuel Allhoff started as AICES fellow in 2012 and received his Ph.D. degree in June2016. His research on Efficient Algorithms for Motif Discovery on Genomic Signals, has been advised by Dr. Costa and Prof. Berlage.
Manuel now works as data scientist at P3 group.
Congratulations Manuel!

June 2016



Dr. Philip Varghese visits AICES


From May 9th to May 13th Dr. Philip L. Varghese from the department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics of University of Texas at Austin visited AICES. Prof. Varghese is an expert in non-equilibrium gas flow modeling and high performance computing. During his visit he gave two presentations and interacted fruitfully with the groups of Prof. Dr. Paolo Bientinesi , Dr. Julia Kowalski , Prof. Dr. Heinz Pitsch and Prof. Dr. Manuel Torrilhon.

May 2016



AICES Fellow Atanas Stavrev Has Passed his Doctoral Exam


Atanas Stavrev became AICES Fellow in 2012 and received his Ph.D. degree in May 2016. His thesis title on “NURBS – Enhanced Geometry Handling for Free-Surface Flow Problems and Immersed Boundary Methods“ has been advised by Dr. Elgeti

Atanas now works as management consultant at Campgemini Consulting.

Congratulations Atanas!

May 2016



Prof. Dr. David Bommes wins the Young Researcher Award 2016


Every year, the Young Researcher Award at Eurographics is given to two young researchers, who have already made a notable contribution in their work field and are likely to make more. The intent of that award is, to recognize those people early in their career. This year the winners are Wenzel Jakob and David Bommes. David already won two awards at Eurographics in 2011 and 2013.

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Congratulations David!

May 2016



Prof. Dr. Bientinesi gets the approval for a second phase of the INTEL parallel computing project


Prof. Dr. Paolo Bientinesi leads the INTEL Parallel Computing Centre at RWTH Aachen. The current project there, deals with optimizing HPC software to take advantage of Intel Xeon processors, which are optimal for HPC workloads with parallel and serial components, and Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors, which are the optimal choice for highly parallel workloads.

One topic that this project deals with, is the problem of multibody potentials, that go beyond the standart pairwise potentials normally used and incorporate three-body, four- body and sometimes many-body actions as well.

The project became the approval to be continued for a second phase.

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May 2016



Second AICES Fast- Track student Aravind Balan has passed his doctoral exam


Aravind Balan received his doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering from AICES Graduate school. He is the second Fast- track student. This program offers a highly interdisciplinary fast- track research oriented training program, where the start of the doctoral research overlaps with the Master thesis work.

On May 2nd, he defended his doctoral thesis about “ Adjoint- based hp-adaptivity on anisotropic meshes for high-order compressible flow simulations”.

Now he works as a postdoctoral researcher at CERFACS in Toulouse, France.

Congratulations Aravind !

May 2016



Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Dahmen co- organizes workshop on high-dimensional problems in Venice


From May 2nd to May 6th, the workshop on Challenges in High-Dimensional Analysis and Computation took place on San Servole Island, Venice. Prof Dr. Wolfgang Dahmen co- organized this conference together with Gérard Biau (UPMC, Paris), Albert Cohen (UPMC, Paris) and Ronald DeVore (Texas A&M, College Station), Its supported by ERC- Adv project and excellence initiative of RWTH Aachen University.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together experts from varioius fields like analysis, computational harmonic analysis, statistics, information based complexity, approximation theory and to initiate discussions on the current challenges and possible solutions for high-dimensional analysis and computational tasks.

May 2016



Prof. Dr. Florian Wellmann starts project at the Transregional Collaborative Research Centre SFB TR32 (Patterns in Soil-Vegetation-Atmosphere-Systems)


The aim of the new project with the title “Identification and Simulation of Subsurface Soil Patterns from Geophysical Measurements” is to combine geophysical measurements with novel mathematical and statistical methods for a better characterization and an optimised prediction of patterns and structures in the subsurface. The project combines theoretical developemnts, as well as additional geophysical measurements to validate predcitions on test sites of the Forschungszentrum Jülich.

Principal Investigators are Prof. Dr. Florian Wellmann (AICES) and Prof. Dr. Jan van der Kruk (Research Center Jülich). The project is financed until the end of the TR32 (December 2018). Dr. Hui Wang, who currently works at AICES on a postdoctoral fellow grant, will take on the position in this project.

April 2016



RWTH Aachen is involved in 2 Kopernikus Projects


The Kopernikus Projects aim for a conversion of the energy system. This will take 10 years and is a cooperation of science, economy and civil society, which try to find a technological and economic solution. Until 2025 the energy concepts are supposed to work on a big scale. There are 230 partners working on those projects. The RWTH Aachen AVT institute is involved in two of those projects.

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April 2016




DFG-Project „SFB - Transregio 40“ has been extended for 2 years


The projects name is „Technological Foundations for the Design of Thermally and Mechanically Highly Loaded Components of Future Space Transportation Systems.“

It deals with liquid rocket propulsion systems and their integration into the space transportation system. Instead of atmospheric re-entry of re-usable space transportation, the main focus lies on the specific problems of rocket propulsion systems.

There are several Universities and institutes involved in this project, amongst others RWTH Aachen University and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Dahmen. The project has now been extended for 2 more years.

April 2016



Dr. Tobias Luginsland receives RWTH Startup Funding


The RWTH Start-Up provides initial project funding for early-career researchers in order to foster their scientific autonomy and profile. This year, Dr. sc. Tobias Luginsland has been awarded with the Place-to-Be RWTH-Startup Funding. It is his second successful application in a row after receiving the RWTH-Startup Funding already in 2015 for his insect flapping flight project.

This year's funded project of Dr. sc. Tobias Luginsland, Postdoctoral Associate at AICES since July 2014, is entitled "Locomotion at the Liquid-Gaseous Interface" and aims at revealing the propulsion mechanism of wetting insects. To this end the Fluid-Structure-Interaction (FSI) of wetting insects on water surfaces will be investigated numerically.

Congratulations Tobias !

February 2016




Manuscript by Dr. Benjamin Stamm is featured on the cover of the Journal of Chemical Physics and linked on their website


The Volume 144 Issue 5 on February 7, 2016 of the Journal of Chemical Physics features an image of the manuscript on „A new discretization for the Polarizable Continuum Model within the domain decomposition paradigm“ by Dr. Stamm on their cover. The full manuscript is linked on their website.

The Journal of Chemical Physics is a scientific journal published by the American Institute of Physics that carries research papers on chemical physics.

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February 2016




AICES Fellow Callum Corbett Has Passed His Doctoral Exam


Callum Corbett studied Computational Engineering Science at the RWTH Aachen University and received his engineering diploma in 2010.

After that, he became an AICES fellow and received his Ph.D. degree in January 2016. His thesis on "Efficient Contact Formulations for Adhesion Between Deformable Solids" had been advised by Professor Sauer and Professor Reese.

Callum now works as a R&D Design Engineer at Constellium in France.

Congratulations, Callum!

January 2016




Prof. Behr Invited as Plenary Speaker to WCCM XII & APCOM VI Congress in Seoul


The 12th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM XII) and 6th Asia-Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics (APCOM VI) will be held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, during 24 – 29 July, 2016. This congress is a forum to communicate and share new ideas and methods that will foster the development across all aspects of computational methods and their applications in mechanics, engineering and applied sciences.

Prof. Marek Behr, scientific director and Prof. at the Chair for Computational Analysis of Technical Systems, was elected as one of the plenary speakers by the International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM).

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January 2016




Prof Mitsos Receives Best Paper Award of Journal of Global Optimization


Each year, a committee of Journal of Global Optimization evaluates articles published in Journal of Global Optimization during the preceding year for the Best Paper Award. Concerning papers published in 2014, the Journal of Global Optimization Best Paper Award was split between three papers, amongst others "Multivariate McCormick Relaxations" by A. Tsoukalas and Prof. Mitsos.

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January 2016




Prof. Torrilhon publishes an article in the Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics


The January 2016 issue of Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics features an invited article by AICES-PI and CCES-faculty Manuel Torrilhon on "Modeling Nonequilibrium Gas Flow based on Moment Equations". Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics publishes about 20 articles per year exclusively by invitation and is considered the highest ranked journal in the field of mechanics.

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January 2016




AICES @ RWTH Aachen Advising Days


This year the RWTH Aachen Advising Days will take place from January 26 to 28, 2016 in Kármán Auditorium.

A comprehensive program is being offered to provide information about different study programs for interested high school students. We will present the CES study program and the AICES Graduate School at our booth in Kármán Auditorium on January 26 and 27, 2016.

Come and visit us. We are looking forward to meeting you!

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January 2016