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.

Prof. Marek Behr was named the Chairman of the Steering Board of the Lichtenberg HPC Facility

At TU Darmstadt, the Lichtenberg High Performance Computer serves scientific research, for many scientists of different universities.

The multifaceted architecture of the high performance computer allows flexible and efficient usage, especially for computationally intensive applications. It supports the efficient execution of a variety of existing programs, as well as the development of new parallel programs.

Prof. Marek Behr Ph.D. was named the chairman of the steering board of the Lichtenberg HPC facility of the TU Darmstadt for another three-year term.

If you want to read more about the Lichtenberg HPC Facility, please click here.

Helmholtz to Invest an Additional 35 Million Euros Annually in Digitalizing Research

The Helmholtz Association is creating four innovative platforms to digitalize research. To this end, Germany’s largest research organization will invest a total of 35 million euros per year.

Each platform is located at one or more Helmholtz Centers and creates an active network that also includes other researchers. Specific funding lines will be established for this purpose. Helmholtz will build the platforms over the next few months and open a wide range of opportunities to interact with other research organizations and universities. The largest German research organization will recruit leading scientists from around the world and initiate future-oriented projects.

The four new platforms are:

  • Helmholtz Information & Data Science Academy (HIDA): Training young scientists at newly designed graduate schools within a national consortium
  • Helmholtz Artificial Intelligence Cooperation Unit (HAICU): Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Helmholtz Imaging Platform (HIP): Imaging procedures & analysis methods
  • Helmholtz Infrastructure for Federated ICT Services (HIFIS): Basic technologies and services for large scale data-driven research

If you want to read more about the platforms, please click here.