Scientific Computing • Prof. Christian Bischof, Ph.D.
The chair belongs to the Department of Computer Science. It was founded in 1998, and directed since then by Professor Bischof.
A recurring theme of the research activities at the Institute for Scientific Computing is the interplay of methods from computer science with mathematics and engineering or natural sciences. Problems occurring in practice are often too complex to be solved with techniques from a single discipline. The enormous requirements with respect to data handling and computational power can be accommodated only with an interdisciplinary approach. Here, the central roles of computer science are to keep the complexity at a manageable level by making use of problem-inherent structure, and to provide appropriate software tools that allow users from technical or scientific disciplines to easily benefit from algorithms derived this way.
The areas of expertise are:
- Automatic and Computational Differentiation
- High-Performance Computing
- Grid Computing
- Numerical Linear Algebra
- Problem Solving Environments
- Parallel Computing
- Applications in Computational Science and Engineering
- Virtual Reality
The chair is involved in the following funded projects:
- DFG SFB 540 Model-based Experimental Analysis of Kinetic Phenomena in Multiphase Fluid Reaction Systems TP C5, B4
- DFG SFB 401 Modulation of Flow and Fluid-Structure Interaction at Airplane Wings TP A8
- DFG SPP 1253 Optimization with Partial Differential Equations