January 25, 2021 / SaSä

Benjamin Uekermann accepts appointment at the University of Stuttgart

At the beginning of January 2021, Benjamin Uekermann joined SimTech as professor for “Sustainability and Usability of Simulation Software”.

Benjamin studied Mathematics at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) followed by a PhD in Computer Science in the group of Hans-Joachim Bungartz. Afterwards, he stayed at TUM for two more years as scientific program manager of the German priority program on exascale software, SPPEXA. In the last two years, our new colleague held a Marie-Sklodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellowship while working in the group of Harald van Brummelen at the Eindhoven University of Technology.

Benjamin's research focuses on the development of numerical methods and algorithms for multi-physics multi-scale simulations, their efficient implementation on parallel systems, and their realization in easy-to-use, sustainable, and free software. He is the lead developer of the coupling library preCICE.

With the professorship, he represents the field of Software Development in Scientific Computing in research and teaching, with a special focus on sustainability, maintainability, usability, efficiency and parallel scalability of numerical simulation software. Further aspects are testing and validation of simulation software, user and developer friendly documentation and configuration interfaces, and minimally invasive application programming interfaces.

“In the coming years, I want to extend preCICE to multi-scale coupled problems. With all the existing expertise in SimTech, the University of Stuttgart is currently the place to be for this endeavor – Germany-wide, but also internationally. I particularly like the interdisciplinary vision of SimTech and the high expertise in research software development.”

For more information on Benjamin Uekermann please check https://github.com/uekerman.

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