High Fidelity Algorithmics Group

Research Statement

The High Fidelity Algorithms Group develops efficient methods for the accurate simulation of natural phenomena, processes, and technical procedures to solve practically relevant problems in scientific and visual computing. This is based on fundamental research in algorithmics, computer algebra, symbolic-numeric methods, and mathematical modeling.


Head
Prof. Dr. Dominik L. Michels, M.Sc.

Dominik L. Michels' research comprises both fundamental and applied aspects on computational mathematics and physics addressing open research questions in algorithmics, computer algebra, symbolic-numeric methods, and mathematical modeling to solve practically relevant problems in scientific and visual computing. Prof. Michels joined the Computer Science faculty at Stanford University in fall 2014 heading the High Fidelity Algorithmics Group and since summer 2016 he holds faculty positions in Computer Science and Mathematics at KAUST. Previously, he was a Postdoc in Computing and Mathematical Sciences at Caltech. He studied Computer Science and Physics at University of Bonn and B-IT, from where he received a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Physics in 2011, a M.Sc. in Computer Science in 2013, and a Ph.D. in Mathematics and Natural Sciences on Stiff Cauchy Problems in Scientific Computing in early 2014. Prof. Michels was also affiliated with the Max Planck Institute for Informatics from 2014 to 2016. Moreover, he was a visiting scholar at several international institutions, among others at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna, Moscow, at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and at Harvard University. His studies and research were awarded and supported with various honors, for example with a German National Merit Foundation Scholarship, with a Johannes Kepler Foundation Scholarship awarded for excellent achievements in algorithmics and geometry, and with the AFCEA Award recognizing his outstanding contributions in the communications, electronics, intelligence, and information technology disciplines. In the non-academic context, he works as a professional consultant and research partner in the sections of high-technology and consumer goods.

Doctoral Fellows, Graduate Students, and Alumni
Ms. Alice M. Chung, M.Sc.

Alice Chung is currently a doctoral fellow in the Bioengineering Dept. at Stanford University Schools of Engineering and Medicine working on Interactive Microbiology and cloud experimentation platforms. Previously, she earned a B.Sc. in Bioengineering from University of California, San Diego in 2010 and a M.Sc. in Bioengineering from Stanford University in 2014. In 2014, she received a Max Planck Visual Computing Scholarship. She was a visiting scholar in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology program, and at Yeungnam University.

Mr. Stefan Feess, M.Sc. (M.Sc. 2016)

Stefan Feess received a M.Sc. in Computer Science from University of Bonn in collaboration with Stanford University in 2016 before joining Image Engine in Vancouver, Canada. Prior to his studies in Computer Science at University of Bonn and Stanford University, he received a B.Eng. in Audiovisual Media Arts in 2013 from Stuttgart Media University. During his academic studies he was a research assistant in the Computer Science Dept. at University of Bonn and at the University of Stuttgart Visualisation Research Center. He was awarded and supported with a Max Planck Visual Computing Scholarship and a German Academic Exchange Service Scholarship. Furthermore, he served for Hackett Films in Sydney, Australia.

Dr. Zahid Hossain, M.Sc. (Ph.D. 2017)

Zahid Hossain was graduated in 2017 with a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University before joining Meta as a Senior Software Engineer. Prior to this, he earned a B.Sc. in Computer Science in 2006 from North South University and a M.Sc. in Computing Science in 2011 from Simon Fraser University. He received a Simon Fraser Graduate Fellowship in 2008, an Ebco/Eppich Scholarship in 2011, a BioX Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship in 2014, and a Max Planck Visual Computing Scholarship in 2014. In the non-academic context, he served for various companies including Apple, ReliSource, and Samsung.

Mr. David Hyde, B.Sc. (TA 2015)

David Hyde was a teaching assistant in Concepts and Algorithms of Scientific and Visual Computing (CS448J) in autumn 2015. He is currently a doctoral fellow at the Institute for Computational Mathematical Engineering at Stanford University, where he is also active in different teaching activities.

Mr. Marcus Karlbowski, M.Sc. (M.Sc. 2016)

Marcus Karlbowski is currently working as a Senior Software Engineer at Autodesk in Cambridge, UK. Previously, he received a B.Sc. in Mathematics in 2013 and a M.Sc. in Computer Science in 2016 both from University of Bonn. In parallel to his studies, he worked at the Nvidia CUDA Research Center at Fraunhofer SCAI.

Ms. Kathrin Kurfiss, M.A. (Intern 2016)

Kathrin Kurfiss earned a B.Eng. in Audiovisual Media from Stuttgart Media University in 2013 and a M.A. in Multi Media Art from Salzburg University of Applied Sciences in 2015. Among others she did an internships in Brisbane, Australia.

Mr. J. Paul T. Mueller, B.Sc.

Paul Mueller is currently a graduate researcher in the Computer Science Dept. at Stanford University working on real-time rendering and simulation. His previous studies in computer science, economics, and mathematics at University of Bonn and Stanford University were supported and awarded with a German National Merit Foundation Scholarship and a Max Planck Visual Computing Scholarship. He earned a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Economics in 2011 from University of Bonn where he also worked at various chairs in the Computer Science Dept. as well as at Fraunhofer IAIS. In addition to his academic studies, he contributed to various industrial R&D projects.

Dr. Bo Zhu, M.Sc. (Ph.D. 2015)

Bo Zhu was graduated in 2015 with a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University before joining the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology working on fluid simulations for visual computing applications. Prior to this, he earned a B.Sc. in 2008 and a M.Sc. in 2011 both in Computer Science from the School of Software at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. From 2014 to 2015, he holds a Max Planck Visual Computing Scholarship. He was a visiting researcher at the Adobe Advanced Technology Labs and at the Japan Science and Technology Agency.


Selected Partners & Sponsors

The work of the High Fidelity Algorithmics Group with its members and partners was among others supported and awarded by the following institutions and organizations.

AFCEASloanBMBFCaltechDAADHarvard & MITHLFJINRKAUSTKTSMPIINSFP&GRFBRStanfordIndustrieforschungStudienstiftungBonn