The IASTED International Conference on
Parallel and Distributed Computing and Networks
February 12 – 14, 2008
Programming Cell Processors and GPUs for High-Performance Simulations
Qualifications of the Instructor(s)s
Olaf Schenk received his M.S. degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany in 1996, and his Ph.D. degree in Technical Sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland in 2000. Since 2001 he has been a Research Associate in the Computer Science Department of the University of Basel, Switzerland. His general research interests are in high-performance computing and applied informatics, with emphasis on algorithms in simulation and optimization. Schenk pays particular attention to nonlinear optimization, discrete mathematics, solving large systems of linear equations, and solving differential equations. He is chiefly interested in solving large-scale problems that involve information and communication technologies on high-performance computing architectures.
Matthias Christen received his M.S. degree in Mathematics from the University of Basel, Switzerland in 2006. Currently, he is a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at the University of Basel. His research interests are in computational science with emphasis on simulation and optimization, as well as high-performance computing.