9th GSC CE Retreat in Seeheim
Event dates: April 8/9, 2019; Location: Seeheim, Germany
On April 8-9, 2019, the annual retreat of the Graduate School CE and the Centre for CE took place at the Lufthansa Conference Centre in Seeheim. After a short Welcome…
ECMI Modelling Week 2019
Event dates: 24 Feb 2019 to 3 Mar 2019; Location: Darmstadt, Germany
Article about Combustion Simulation Group in InSiDE
The current issue of the journal InSiDE (Innovative Supercomputing in Germany) contains an article about the research of the group “Simulation of reactive Thermo-Fluid Systems”…
New MultiCPU “Ifen” at GSC CE
With the new MultiCPU System “Ifen” we have a worthy successor for Texas. The great benefits of a MultiCPU System by comparison to a cluster system is the fast connection…
Best Paper award for GSC Student Felix Wolf
Felix Wolf, doctoral researcher at the GSC CE, has received the “Young Scientist Best Paper Award” of the Kleinheubacher Tagung on “Radio Science” which took place…
Foundation Ceremony Centre for Computational Engineering (CCE)
Foundation ceremony of the Centre for Computational Engineering and 1st CE Students’ Conference at TU Darmstadt on May 22, 2018, in Dolivostraße 15, from 14h00
Since February of this year, all CE activities have been combined in the newly founded Centre for Computational Engineering (CCE). The establishment of the centre, in which CE teaching and research form a symbiotic unit, is to be honoured with an official ceremony on May 22, 2018.
In this context, the 1st CE Students’ Conference at TU Darmstadt will take place from 14h00 onwards, which will be opened by Vice President Prof. Ralph Bruder with a welcoming address. Active and former students present CE-relevant research topics. In addition, the graduates and doctoral researchers present current BSc, MSc and PhD theses in a poster session.
At 17h00 the President of the TU Darmstadt, Prof. Hans Jürgen Prömel, will officially open the CCE. Afterwards, Prof. Hans-Joachim Bungartz will give an overview of CE in his lecture “Citius, altius, fortius!”. Prof. Bungartz is spokesperson of the elite study programme Bavarian Graduate School of Computational Engineering and the Munich Centre of Advanced Computing.
Melina Merkel, a fast-track doctoral student at the Graduate School CE, will present the student's view of CE. Prof. Herbert De Gersem, Scientific Director of the CCE, will conclude the official part of the programme with his talk on ”CE in current and future problem solving".
Afterwards, the celebrations will continue in an informal setting.
The event will take place in Dolivostraße 15 in the area of the lecture hall on the ground floor.
https://abgedreht.self-assessment.tu-darmstadt.de/Event page with detailed agenda
8th GSC CE Retreat in Seeheim
As every year our annual Retreat took place at the Lufthansa Trainings & Conference Center in Seeheim. At sunny weather all the participants were very motivated. The Retreat started with a welcome of Prof. Schäfer and the first invited speaker Dr. Kampfmann of Bosch Rexroth who gave a lecture about “State-of-the-art and future methods for model-based engineering in practical applications”. After the lunch break the first of two workshops with the topic “Data visualization” which was held by Dr. Jürgen Bernard from the Interactive Graphic System Group (GRIS) from the TU Darmstadt was given. In the afternoon 36 Posters were presented during our three Poster Sessions. These sessions provided an interdisciplinary meeting place for all researchers at the Graduate School with high scientific quality. The second day started with another invited speaker. Prof Marc Alexander Schweitzer from the University Bonn, Institut für Numerische Simulation and the Institut für Algorithmen und wissenschaftliches Rechnen (SCAI), Sankt Augustin, talked about “Scientific Computing and Algorithms in Industrial Simulations – Projects and Products” of Fraunhofer SCAI”. The second workshop with the referents Dr. Marc Fuhrmans, Dr. Christoph Maruschke (Research Data Unit, ULB Darmstadt) and Dr. Tomislav Maric (Mathematical Modeling and Analysis, TU Darmstadt) with the content “Efficient management of research data” concluded this fruitful event.
CE – Never heard of it…
Video about CE study programme wins first prize
A video about Computational Engineering has won the first prize in a video contest of TU Darmstadt. The contest was initiated in the context of Online Self Assessment (OSA) and focused on the creative presentation of different study programmes at TU Darmstadt.
STEAM Collaboration Meeting 2017
From September 21st-22nd experts from CERN, Geneva and Tampere University of Technology, Finland and Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany meet at the Graduate School CE, Darmstadt. They discuss models and methods for the simulations of transient effects in superconducting magnets and circuits. The key feature of the STEAM framework is the co-simulation of numerical models.
GSC Student wins Best Poster Award at COMPUMAG 2017
Radoslav Jankoski has won the best poster award at the COMPUMAG 2017, which took place in Daejeon (South Korea) from June 18-22, 2017. He is supervised by Sebastian Schöps and Sebastian Ullmann.
Compumag 2017 is one of the most important conferences in the field of computational electromagnetics where you can share professional experiences, expand professional networks, and receive updates on the latest advances in science and technology. The scientific programs provides all participants with opportunities to exchange the latest information, ideas, and experiences on computational electromagnetics. Contributions of papers and presentations as well as of posters provide a stimulating way for fruitful discussions.
The conference was a good platform to exchange experience with from all around the world about the application of computational engineering in the design of electromagnetic devices. The work of the electromagnetics group at GSC CE seems to be well recognized in this context. Aside from the scientific exchange the conference location gave chance to get familiar with the Korean culture.
4th International Conference on Computational Engineering (ICCE 2017)
Event dates: 28 Sep 2017 to 29 Sep 2017; Location: Darmstadt
The 4th International Conference on Computational Engineering (ICCE 2017) will take place from Thursday, September 28, to Friday, September 29, 2017 at the darmstadtium conference center next to Technische Universität Darmstadt. The conference is organized by the Graduate School of Computational Engineering (GSC CE) at TU Darmstadt together with the International Graduate School of Science and Engineering (IGSSE) at Technical University of Munich, the Aachen Institute for Advanced Study in Computational Engineering Science (AICES) at RWTH Aachen University and the Stuttgart Research Center for Simulation Technology (SimTech) at University of Stuttgart.
The conference provides a meeting place for researchers and practitioners working on computational methods in all disciplines of engineering and applied mathematics, with a special focus on doctoral researchers and young scientists. The aim of the conference is to discuss the state of the art in this challenging field, develop promising perspectives for future research and initiate cooperations.
International Workshop “Towards Holistic CE” at TU Darmstadt
27 Jun 2017; Location: Darmstadt
On May 30 and June 27/29, 2017, a workshop “Towards Holistic CE” will be organized by the Graduate School CE. The workshop has its focus on approaches for integrating methodological components between Mathematics, Computer Science and the Engineering Sciences. Nine invited speakers from academia and industry will give talks about concepts and possible solutions for this challenging task, which will be discussed afterwards.
Participation in the workshop is free of costs, a registration is required for organisational purposes.
The complete programme of the workshop and further details are given in the links below.
Lichtenberg II at the gates
The German Council of Science recommends funding of HPC Lichtenberg II at TU Darmstadt. Lichtenberg II forms a major part in the CE strategy of the university. Due to its increase in performance, compared to Lichtenberg I, the new HPC allows for treating engineering problems of highly advanced complexity: modeling multiphysics phenomena within a single simulation or solving problems that contain several magnitudes of scale becomes more feasible. Therefore, concepts for analysing and optimising complete engineering systems on-the-fly will be able to take a large step towards realisation.
CE at TU Darmstadt will contribute to this aim by developing improved methods and integrating them with requirements from the engineering design process in a holistic approach.
7th GSC CE Retreat in Seeheim
On March, 21 and 22 we had our annual Retreat in Seeheim at the Lufthansa Trainings & Conference Center. Prof. M. Schäfer opened the Retreat with a short overview of the activities in progress. Dr. Jan Makowski of LuxFlux, Reutlingen, gave a very interesting talk about “From spectrum to decision: material analysis as an example of machine learning”. After many discussions during our poster session afterernoon we had dinner and a come together at the bar. The dancing-mad students made party in the hotel disco until 2 a.m. The second day started with a talk by Wolfgang Lieven, Adam Opel AG, Rüsselsheim. He talked about the “CAE Development of All New Opel Astra”. This was also very interesting and an excellent start before the parallel workshops “How to save your ass using version control and automated testing – even with Matlab!” by Björn Müller and “Benchmarking & Performance Analysis for (mainly) C/C++/Fortran” by Jan-Patrick Lehr closed the successful Retreat.
Funding of GSC CE extended by December 2018
The German Research Foundation (DFG) extended the funding of the Graduate School CE by the end of 2018. Therefore, all current actions of the Graduate School CE will remain on a constant high level until the new Excellence Strategy will commence in 2019.
We will submit a (draft) proposal for a Cluster of Excellence within the field of CE, which will integrate and intensify all activities in interdisciplinary research and education at TU Darmstadt during recent years.
Summer event 2016
Beach volleyball tournament
Unbelievable, but it has finally worked out at the third attempt and summer is here. From 10 am to 16 pm o'clock beach volley ball was played at sun shine and high temperatures on two courts in the Hochschulsportstadion. All participants rightly earned their pizza for lunch. Everyone had a lot of fun and some even showed signs of sunburn.
Graduate School CE receives grant from DAAD
The Graduate School CE receives a grant within the competitive “Graduate School Scholarship Programme” (GSSP) of the DAAD. Starting in years 2017/2018, in sum four scholarships will be funded for international students. The scholarships will have a funding period of three years. Students from developing countries or regions receive a four year scholarship.
We welcome this support of our international strategy and visibility.
GSC CE at “Bosch World of Innovation” Day
Industrial Professor Stefan Kurz participated within the podium discussion at the “Bosch World of Innovation” Day at TU Darmstadt, which took place on May 24 (please cf. to the official announcement given in the link below). This underlines the close cooperation of the Graduate School CE and industrial partners, that forms a core component of its activities. Industrial professors at Graduate School CE play an important role in bridging the gap between theory and application driven research. Furthermore, they act as contacts with industrial experience at first hand for all GSC students.
PhD Award 2015 presented
On December 1 the PhD Award 2015 of the Graduate School CE was presented to the winner
The PhD Award for the best dissertation is presented again at the Graduate School of Computational Engineering in 2015. The prize money of EUR 1,000 is sponsored by the CST – Computer Simulation Technology AG, a company located in Darmstadt. With its 280 employees worldwide it develops and distributes software to simulate electromagnetic fields.
In this year Dr. Jane Ghiglieri receives the award for her dissertation “Optimal flow control based on POD and MPC and an application to the cancellation of Tollmien-Schlichting waves”. She was supervised by Prof. Dr. Stefan Ulbrich, head of the chair for Nonlinear Optimization at the department of Mathematics at TU Darmstadt. With her dissertation, Dr. Ghiglieri made an outstanding contribution to the area of optimal control of dynamic processes, which are described by partial differential equations. Treating the chosen application from the field of fluid mechanics, the control of turbulent structures by optimal control of near-wall volume forces with plasma actuators, appropriate techniques for model reduction and a corresponding method for Model Predictive Control (MPC) should be provided. Dr. Ghiglieri developed a universal method to generate reduced models for controlled nonlinear time-dependent partial differential equations, and deduced rigorous a-priori error estimators. Her work shows a remarkable breadth, which extends from experimental fluid mechanics to theory and numerics of Navier-Stokes-Equations as well as from model reduction to optimization and algorithmic implementation of MPC techniques.
Prospective Students visit Graduate School CE
On October 14, an advanced course “Mathematics” from a grammar school in Frankfurt visited TU Darmstadt. 22 prospective students started their trip into science at Graduate School CE and continued at the “Schülerinnen- und Schülernachmittag” at the Department of Mathematics.
Prof. Sebastian Schöps introduced the Study Center (“Studienbereich”) Computational Engineering. The study program focuses on the computational modeling, analysis and simulation in Engineering Sciences. By use of computers, this modern and interdisciplinary scientific branch allows to predict the behavior of complex systems, where direct access by theory or experiment is too cost intensive, too dangerous, too slow or generally impossible. CE embodies a well-balanced mix of mathematics, computer science, and engineering, which was illustrated in the presentation by references to engineering applications and exemplary job descriptions.
Equipped with lunch and many impressions the students changed over to the central campus of TU Darmstadt.
Even though it might not be obvious at first glance, mathematics play an integral part in many aspects of our everyday life, e.g., using GPS to navigate. In order to provide interested students (10th grade or higher) with an insight into the many different aspects of mathematics, the Department of Mathematics regularly organizes the „Schülerinnen- und Schülernachmittag zur Mathematik“. Students have the opportunity to listen to four talks with topics ranging from prime numbers to indemnity insurance. Among others, Prof. Alexandra Schwartz from Graduate School CE gave a talk on the basics of game theory.
OctConf – GNU Octave programming conference
Event dates: 21 Sep 2015 to 23 Sep 2015; Location: Darmstadt
The 2015 OctConf, conference of Octave developer and programmers, takes place at Graduate School CE. The conference is organized by Sebastian Schöps, one of the research group leaders at the Graduate School, together with his group.
5th Retreat of GSC CE
The 5th retreat of the Graduate School of Computational Engineering took place on April 14/15, 2015 at the Lufthansa Training & Conference Center in Seeheim. About 80 members of the GSC CE came together to strengthen the interdisciplinarity of all research foci, cross-sectional areas and the demonstrative applications in different workshop groups during the two day event. The affiliates of all subgroups had fruitful discussions and developed new links between the ongoing research activities. Furthermore, two guest lecturers contributed with very interesting talks. On the first day Prof. Hans- Joachim Bungartz of the TU München spoke about “Multi-this and multi-that – Challenges in Advanced Computing” and on the second day Dr. Peter Thoma from CST – Computer Simulation Technology AG referred about “Industrial Applications for Electromagnetic Simulation”. The retreat provided a platform for all Principle Investigators, Research Group Leaders and Students of the GSC for discussion on a formal and – during breaks and in the evening – on an informal level.
International Conference on Transport Processes at Fluidic Interfaces
Event dates: 5 Oct 2015 to 7 Oct 2015; Location: Darmstadt
The idea behind this conference, organized within the DFG-Priority Programm 1506, is to have an international high-level meeting, focused on fundamental experiments, modeling, analysis and numerics of two-phase fluid systems with emphasis on the detailed description of transport processes and phenomena occuring at the deformable interface. In particular, this includes
Hydrodynamics of two-phase fluid systems
Transfer of mass and heat across deformable interfaces
Capillary and Marangoni effects
Effects of absorbed components (surfactants, colloids)
Phase change (evaporation, condensation)
For more information on the scientific background see the SPP1506 webpage: http://www.dfg-spp1506.de/research
PhD Award 2014 presented
On December 16 the PhD Award 2014 of the Graduate School CE was presented to the winner
In 2014 the PhD Award for the best dissertation is presented again at the Graduate School of Computational Engineering. The prize money of EUR 1,000 is sponsored by the CST – Computer Simulation Technology AG, a company located in Darmstadt. With its 260 employees worldwide it develops and distributes software to simulate electromagnetic fields.
Dr. Clarissa Schönecker receives the award for her dissertation “Flow Phenomena at Microstructured Surfaces”. She was supervised by Prof. Steffen Hardt, head of the chair for Nano- and Microfluidics, as well as by Prof. Cameron Tropea, head of the chair of Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics. With her dissertation Dr. Schönecker contributed significantly to the field of analytical and numerical computation of fluids along superhydrophobic surfaces. In context of the occurring boundary layer phenomena many physical effects have to be considered in the modeling process, which strongly differ in their magnitude scales. To obtain solutions within this complex problem area Dr. Schönecker combined rigorous mathematical methods with heuristical arguments in a creative and successful manner.
Furthermore, the research of Dr. Schönecker emphasizes a fruitful cooperation between the Graduate School CE and the Center of Smart Interfaces at TU Darmstadt.
3rd International Workshop on Computational Engineering (ICCE 2014)
Event dates: 6 Oct 2014 to 10 Oct 2014; Location: Stuttgart
The first two international Workshops on Computational Engineering have been held in Munich (2009) and Darmstadt (2011). The 3rd International Workshop on Computational Engineering to be held in Stuttgart from October 6 to 10, 2014 aims at discussing the state of the art and the further evolution of numerical techniques for simulation in engineering and science. It is intended to bring together competences from related fields with computer science and mathematics as an important technical basis among others.
Motivated by current trends in numerical simulation in science and engineering, new requirements arising from rapidly increasing parallelism in computer architectures, and novel mathematical approaches, the workshop focusses in particular on the subtopics
scalable parallel algorithms
Quench Simulation Workshop
Event dates: 18 Aug 2014 to 19 Aug 2014; Location: TU Darmstadt
The workshop on quench simulation brings together researchers and developers from CERN, Geneva, the Graduate School CE and the Computational Electromagnetics Laboratory (TEMF), TU Darmstadt. They will discuss on efficient numerical multi-phyiscs simulation techniques for transient effects in superconducting accelerator magnets. Modeling of the multi-physical system, methods for the numerical treatment but also stability and implementational aspects will be covered.
New DFG Network “UQ4Cavity” launched
The scientific network „Uncertainty quantification techniques and stochastic models for superconducting radio frequency cavities” deals with the modeling and determination of uncertainties in stochastic parameters and outputs of superconducting high frequency resonators. Aim of the network is to development new and exchange existing approaches among the network partners. These cover models for the description of input uncertainties (e.g. geometry parameters) as well as methods for determining uncertainties in the outputs (e.g. eigenmodes) for appropriate benchmark geometries. Techniques include deterministic, stochastic and composite approaches. When applied, they differ in their efficiency, depending on the problem addressed. Along with comparing stochastic methods the applied discretization methods of the various network partners will be evaluated. All members of the scientific network plan to publish their joint results in a final publication. Within future resonator development, a long-term goal is to integrate the stochastic methods into the optimization process and thus determine more robust designs.
By: ml, ssc
GSC Student selected by ESA Summer of Code in Space
Jacopo Corno from GSC CE has been selected as student developer by the ESA Summer of Code in Space (SOCIS) 2014 to support GNU Octave.
SOCIS is a program run by the European Space Agency. It aims at offering student developers stipends to write code for various space-related open source software projects. Through SOCIS, accepted student applicants are paired with a mentor or mentors from the participating projects, thus gaining exposure to real-world software development scenarios. In turn, the participating projects are able to more easily identify and bring in new developers.
For more information visit sophia.estec.esa.int/socis2014/.
4th Retreat of all Graduate School researchers
To intensify the interdisciplinary discussion and cooperation within the Graduate School CE the 4th retreat took place on April 7/8, 2014. In this 2-day workshop, all Principal Investigators, Research Group Leaders and GSC Students obtained a thorough overview of the numerous research activities.
After an overview of all research foci, cross-sectional areas and demonstrative application on the first day, affiliates of all subgroups continued discussion of further development of the research program in separate workshop sessions. Identification of links between the different ongoing research activities, e.g., concerning methodical aspects, was significantly fostered.
Apart from the focus on current and future research activities, the retreat offers the opportunity to all GSC members to meet on a more informal level.
“Richard von Mises Prize” awarded to Irwin Yousept
Irwin Yousept (GSC CE) has been awarded the 2014 Richard von Mises Prize by the International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM) for his achievement in
“Analysis and Numerical Methods for the Optimal Control of Systems of Partial Differential Equations, in particular the Maxwell Equations”.
Since 1989, the Richard von Mises Prize is awarded every year by GAMM to a scientist for exceptional scientific achievements in the field of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. The aim of the prize is to reward and encourage young scientists whose research represents a major advancement in the field of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics.
First PhD Award presented
On December 4 the PhD Award 2013 of the Graduate School CE was presented to the winners
In 2013 the PhD Award for the best dissertation is presented at the Graduate School of Computational Engineering for the first time. The prize money of EUR 1,000.- is sponsored by the CST – Computer Simulation Technology AG, a company located in Darmstadt. With its 230 employees worldwide it develops and distributes software to simulate electromagnetic fields.
This year, we have two prize winners: Firstly, Dr. Adityah Amah receives the award for his dissertation “Multi-Antenna Multi-Group Multi-Way Relaying”. He was supervised by Prof. Anja Klein, head of the Communications Engineering Lab. Dr. Amah's research is considered pioneering work in the field of group communication of mobile partners using a relay station with several antennas. He made use of the advantages of spatial filtering to increase data rates. Very efficient application of video conferencing or online multi-player games becomes feasible this way.
Secondly, Dr. Florian Kummer was awarded for his dissertation “The BoSSS Discontinuous Galerkin Solver for Incompressible Fluid Dynamics and an Extension to Singular Equations” supervised by Prof. Martin Oberlack, head of the fluid dynamics chair. The code of Dr. Kummer incorporates many innovative components, with respect to software design as well as to numerical methods. In the medium term it will allow for simulation of multi-phase flows with a precision impossible for classical numerical methods.
Henceforth, the PhD Award will be presented annually. We are delighted that we have been able to win the CST – Computer Simulation Technology AG as a sponsor for the coming years.
Lecture series of Prof. W. Dreyer in October 2013
Between October 9 and 11 Prof. Dr. W. Dreyer from WIAS Berlin will give six lectures on “Coupling of Electrodynamics and Thermodynamics”
A series of six lectures about “Coupling of Electrodynamics and Thermodynamics” will be presented by Prof. Dr. W. Dreyer from the Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics in Berlin. The lectures will take place from October 09 to 11, at 09:30-10:45 and 11:00-11:45, respectively, in Room 403, building L2|06 (Center of Smart Interfaces, Petersenstraße 17).
Modern electrochemical applications in the context of renewable energies makes a revision of the classical Nernst-Planck-Poisson-Boltzmann models mandatory. The old models exhibit various shortcomings. Their most serious deficiency is a fully missing or non-correct coupling to the balance equation for the momentum. This concerns the bulk regions as well as the interface between different electrochemical systems.
These six lectures start with the introduction of primitive quantities describing the local state of matter and of the electromagnetic field. The lectures proceed with a brief summary of continuum thermodynamics consisting of universal balance equations and constitutive equations. Next we introduce the full system of Maxwell’s equations for continuous media and analyze its properties. In particular, we show that Maxwell’s equation can be interpreted as conservation laws for electric charge and magnetic flux. This interpretation is important because it drastically simplifies the finding of boundary conditions. The electromagnetic field couples to the equations for matter via the Lorentz force and the Joule heat.
The constitutive theory for some selected materials needs a preliminary discussion of the principles of relativity and material frame indifference. We give a classification of the various quantities with respect to observer transformations. Hereafter we use the 2nd law of thermodynamics to develop various constitutive models.
In the last part of these lectures we use the derived models to solve some open problems for electrochemical systems. Particularly the properties of boundary layers at the interface between different materials are discussed in detail.
These lectures are provided together with the Center of Smart Interfaces (CSI).
Better efficiency for energy transducers
Research cluster SIMUROM launched
In industry, at home, or in electrical vehicles: electrical devices are developed close to physical limits to increase their efficiency. The new research cluster SIMUROM, coordinated by Prof. Schöps from the Graduate School CE, works on advanced mathematical models, which support a more robust design process and an improved performance of the devices.
Workshop “STATOS 2013 – Statistics, Optimization, and Signal Processing”
Event dates: 15 Jun 2013 to 16 Jun 2013; Location: TU Darmstadt
The workshop was organized by the “Verein zur Förderung von Wissenschaft und Ausbildung” in memory of Professor Alex B. Gershman, a former PI of the Graduate School of Computational Engineering. The workshop was held in the former main building of Technische Universität Darmstadt at Hochschulstrasse.
Eleven international scientists of outstanding reputation gave keynotes about statistics, optimization and signal processing at STATOS 2013. About 90 international scientists and many students of TU Darmstadt attended the workshop, which was a unique opportunity for many to have over the week-end back-to-back keynotes of the highest quality. The feedback by all participants was very positive.
Alex B. Gershman was regarded by his peers as one of the leading scientists in signal processing. He served his research community across the world with distinction throughout his career, before he passed away in 2011.
Workshop “Deskriptor 2013”
Event dates: 4 Mar 2013 to 7 Mar 2013; Location: Schloss Eringerfeld, Geseke
The workshop on coupled descriptor system is organized mainly for applied mathematicians and engineers, in particular from mechanics and electromagnetic theory, who work with coupled problems of differential equations. This includes also multiphysical systems. Besides modeling and analysis, the focus lies on the numerical treatment of differential-algebraic formulations (time discretization, uncertainties, MOR, coupling schemes).
New text book in emerging field of PDE-Optimization by Prof. Stefan Ulbrich et al.
This book presents a modern introduction of pde constrained optimization. It provides a precise functional analytic treatment via optimality conditions and a state-of-the-art, non-smooth algorithmical framework. Furthermore, new structure-exploiting discrete concepts and large scale, practically relevant applications are presented. The main focus is on the algorithmical and numerical treatment of pde constrained optimization problems on the infinite dimensional level. A particular emphasis is on simple constraints, such as pointwise bounds on controls and states. For these practically important situations, tailored Newton- and SQP-type solution algorithms are proposed and a general convergence framework is developed. This is complemented with the numerical analysis of structure-preserving Galerkin schemes for optimization problems with elliptic and parabolic equations. Finally, along with the optimization of semiconductor devices and the optimization of glass cooling processes, two challenging applications of pde constrained optimization are presented. They demonstrate the scope of this emerging research field for future engineering applications.
Description taken from www.springer.com.
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Award 2009 goes to Professor Dr. Jürgen Rödel
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Rödel, Chair of Ceramics, from Technische Universität Darmstadt receives the widest renowned and highest endowed German scientific award, the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Award in 2009. Together with Prof. Rödel, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Eckert from Dresden will be honored. The award, which is endowed with 2,5 million Euro, is granted yearly by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).
TUD President Prömel and the Hessian State ministry ceremonially inaugurate the Graduate School of CE
The official inauguration ceremony of the Graduate School of Computational Engineering took place in its building at Dolivostrasse 15. President of Technische Universität Darmstadt, Prof. Dr. Hans Jürgen Prömel, and Dr. Mathias Paul, as a representative from the Hessian Ministry of Culture and the Arts, officially inaugurated the Graduate School for an selected audience from sciences, industry and politics. Two invited keynote speakers, Prof. Linda R. Petzold, University of California, and Dr. Albert E. Ruehli, IBM Corp./ USA, emphasized the importance of computational engineering in their invited talks. Finally, Prof. Dr. Michael Schäfer, Dean of the Graduate School, presented “The Graduate School of Computational Engineering”.
Prof. Steinmetz received ACM SIGMM Award
By granting this award, the Special Interest Group Multimedia of the ACM, the worldwide operating Association for Computing Machinery, recognizes the innovative pioneer work of Prof. Ralf Steinmetz in the field of multimedia. The ACM SIGMM Award was granted for the first time.
Further information about Prof. Steinmetz and his research may be found on the webpage of his chair, the Multimedia Communications Lab.
Paper about Graduate School CE in “DMV-Mitteilungen”
In issue 2/2008 of the “DMV Mitteilungen”, the journal of the German Mathematician Society, the Graduate School of CE was presented. Because of the close relation of CE to Mathematics, the journal provides a good platform for communication of the scientific program of the Graduate School. Furthermore, the special environment for students, both MSc and PhD, at the Graduate School can be brought to a larger audience.
ERC Advanced Grant to Professor A.B. Gershman
Professor Alex Gershman has received a prestigious research grant from the European Research Council (ERC). The Gershman's grant “Robust Sensor Array Processing” (ROSE) is worth 2 Mio Euro that have been awarded to Prof. Gershman for the next 5 years to support his research focussed on advanced methods for robust signal processing in sensor arrays with applications to communications and other fields. The ERC Advanced Investigator Grant (ERC Advanced Grant) funding scheme “targets researchers who have already established themselves as independent research leaders in their own right. ERC Advanced Grants allow exceptional established research leaders in any field of science, engineering and scholarship to pursue frontier research of their choice. They aim to encourage risk-taking and interdisciplinarity, and supports pioneering frontier research projects.”