The HPC Group

The HPC research group at the University of Basel is concerned with the performance optimization of high performance computing systems and their applications, which involves the study of the interplay between HPC systems and applications and a comprehensive understanding of the utilization and operation of HPC and Data centers and their users.

Our research concentrates on the following topics:

  1. Parallelization

  2. Heterogeneity

  3. Mapping

  4. Scheduling

  5. Robustness (fault tolerance)

  6. Scalability and

  7. Reproducibility

of parallel applications executing on small (multi-many cores) to large scale (multi-node) high performance computers.

Other topics of interest include:

  1. Data mining

  2. Process mining

  3. Information security

        (protection and privacy)

  1. System and application monitoring

  2. Modeling and simulation of parallel applications and systems.                                         

the HPC group

Group photo, January 2019

Group photo, January 2018

Inspire desire:
“Coming together is a beginning.
Keeping together is progress.
working together is success.” 
~ Henry ford

Head of Group

Prof. Dr. Florina M. Ciorba (webpage)

    Office: Sixth floor, Room 06.007, Spiegelgasse 1, CH-4051, Basel.


Yvonne Wegmüller (webpage)

    Office: Fifth floor, Room 05.011, Spiegelgasse 1, CH-4051, Basel.

Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr. Aurélien Cavelan (webpage)

    Office: Fourth floor, Room 04.005, Spiegelgasse 1, CH-4051, Basel.

Dr. Rubén M. Cabezón (external, webpage)

    Office: sciCORE - Office 1011, Klingelbergstrasse 61, CH-4056, Basel.

Doctoral Students

Ali Omar Abdulazim Mohammed (webpage)

Ahmed Hamdy Mohamed Eleliemy (webpage)

Jonas Henrique Müller Korndörfer (webpage)

Antonio Maffia (webpage, co-supervised with Prof. Helmar Burkhart)

    Office: Second floor, Spiegelgasse 1, CH-4051, Basel.

Scientific Software Developer

Michal Grabarczyk (webpage)

    Office: Fourth floor, Room 04.005, Spiegelgasse 1, CH-4051, Basel.

External Doctoral Students

Romy Daedelow, Faculty of Law (e-mail, September-December 2018)

Master Students

Thomas Jakobsche (e-mail, master student, expected graduation fall semester 2019)

Bachelor Students

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Dr. Danilo Guerrera (webpage, postdoctoral researcher 01.11.2018-30.06.2019, currently at F. Hoffmann-La Roche)

MSc. Akan Yilmaz (e-mail, master student, graduated spring semester 2019)

Dr. Mustafa Dursun (visiting postdoctoral researcher 18.09.2017-31.01.2018, currently at Aselsan, webpage)

BSc. Thomas Jakobsche (e-mail, master student, spring semester 2018)

MSc. Patrick Buder (e-mail, master student, graduated fall semester 2017)

MSc. Viacheslav Sharunov (e-mail, master student, graduated spring semester 2017)

BSc. Anton Gstöhl (e-mail, bachelor student, graduated fall semester 2017)

BSc. Aram Yesildeniz (e-mail, bachelor student, graduated spring semester 2016)

BSc. Daniel Besmer (e-mail, bachelor student, graduated spring semester 2016)