CSEM student Johann Rudi is a recipient of the 2016 ACM/IEEE George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship.
Rudi, who is co-advised by ICES Professor Omar Ghattas and Georg Stadler of NYU, was recognized for his work on a recent project, “Extreme-Scale Implicit Solver for Nonlinear, Multiscale, and Heterogeneous Stokes Flow in the Earth’s Mantle”
Rudi’s recent research has focused on modeling, analysis and the development of algorithms for studying the earth’s mantle convection by means of large-scale simulations on high-performance computers. Mantle convection is the fundamental physical process within the earth’s interior responsible for the thermal and geological evolution of the planet, including plate tectonics.
Along with colleagues from Switzerland and the United States, Rudi presented a paper on mantle convection at SC15, the International Conference for High Performance Computing, that was awarded the ACM Gordon Bell Prize. Rudi and his team developed new computational methods capable of processing difficult problems based on partial differential equations, such as mantle convection, with optimal algorithmic performance at extreme scales.
The ACM/IEEE-CS George Michael Memorial HPC (GMM) Fellowship is endowed in memory of George Michael, one of the founding fathers of the SC Conference series. The fellowship honors exceptional Ph.D. students throughout the world whose research focuses is on high performance computing applications, networking, storage or large-scale data analytics using the most powerful computers currently available. The fellowship includes a $5,000 honorarium and travel expenses to attend SC16 in Salt Lake City on November 17, where the GMM Fellowships will be formally presented.