Christian Bischof

Prof. Dr. Christian Bischof

+49 6151 16-71001
+49 6151 16-71198

Mornewegstraße 30
64293 Darmstadt

Office: S4|14 3.2.05

Research interests

  • Organisational Paradigms for IT in Scientific Organisations
  • IT-Support for Scientific Research Processes and Artifacts („eScience“)
  • Automatic Differentiation and Automated Code Generation
  • Problem Solving Environments for Scientific Computing
  • Parallel Algorithms and High Performance Computing

About myself

Born 1960 in Aschaffenburg, I studied Mathematics and Computer Science in Würzburg and then moved in 1983 to Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, supported by a Fulbright scholarship, where I received the Ph.D. degree in Computer science in 1988. After various scientific activities at the Mathematics and Computer Science Division of Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois, I moved to RWTH Aachen University in 1998, and took over the leadership of the computation center and the chair of the Institute for Scientific Computing. Since July 2011, I am responsible, in an analogous setup, for the university computation center (HRZ) and the Institute for Scientific Computing of TU Darmstadt

Awards and distinctions

  • 1983 – 1984 Fulbright Stipendium.
  • 1986 – 1988 Mathematical Sciences Institute Fellowship, Cornell University.
  • 1988 – 1989 First recipient of the Wilkinson Fellowship in Computational Mathematics, Argonne National Laboratory.
  • 1990 Best paper award (with Philippe Lacroute) at the CONPAR 90/VAPP IV Joint Conference on Vector and Parallel Processing for the Paper “An adaptive matrix blocking strategy”, Zürich, September 1990.
  • 1995 Jointly with Alan Carle recipient of the Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software for the ADIFOR 2.0 System at the ICIAM, Hamburg, Germany.
  • 2005 Offer of full professorship in Scientific Computing at the University Hamburg, in combination with the position of director of the German Climate Computing Center (www.dkrz.de).
  • 2008 Best Application Paper Award (with B. Hentschel, I. Tedjo, M. Probst, M. Wolter, M. Behr and T. Kuhlen) at the IEEE Visualization, Columbus, U.S.A.

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