The goal of the Simulation and Data Lab (SDL) Software Engineering for HPC is to bundle and offer expertise to the HPC community concerning the development, maintenance, and design of software with a particular focus on HPC environments.
Marcel Aach obtained his M.Sc. in Economathematics from the University of Cologne in 2021. He is currently working towards a Ph.D. at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre and the University of Iceland with a focus on efficient Hyperparameter Optimization (HPO) for different scientific applications on High-Performance Computing (HPC) systems. HPO is an import part of designing machine learning models, but the computational costs for performing this kind of optimization are high. Therefore, the development of parallel and scalable HPO methods on Supercomputers is of great importance.
Prof. Dr. Ebba Hvannberg
Ebba holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, USA, as well as a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Iceland in Reykjavik. Her primary research interest lies in the realm of human-computer interaction and the quality of software processes and products.
Prof. Dr. Helmut Neukirchen
Helmut Neukirchen is a Full Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Iceland's Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Science in Reykjavik, Iceland. He has taken on leadership roles within the faculty, serving as its vice head for multiple terms. Helmut earned his PhD on the topic of "Languages, Tools and Patterns for the Specification of Distributed Real-Time Tests" from the University of Göttingen, Germany, and possesses a Dipl.-Inform. degree in Computer Science from RWTH Aachen University of Science and Technology, Germany.
Joining the University of Iceland in August 2008, Helmut progressed through academic ranks from Assistant to Full Professor by July 2014. Prior to this, he was a Post Doc at the University of Göttingen's Institute for Computer Science and also worked as a research assistant at both the University of Lübeck and the University of Göttingen in Germany. His academic journey began at RWTH Aachen University, where he focused on distributed systems and software construction during his studies from 1992 to 1999.
Prof. Dr. Matthias Book
Matthias completed his doctoral studies at the University of Leipzig and earned a Diplom in applied computer science with an engineering focus from the University of Dortmund. He further expanded his expertise as a post-doc by heading the mobile interaction research group at the University of Duisburg-Essen's Ruhr Institute for Software Technology (paluno). Matthias also held the position of acting head of the Software Engineering and Information Systems Chair at Chemnitz University of Technology and took on the role of research manager at adesso SE. Outside of his professional endeavors, Matthias has a passion for traveling and photography.