Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Bungartz

Dr. Hans-Joachim Bungartz holds the Scientific Computing chair at TUM’s informatics department.

Hans-Joachim Bungartz obtained diploma degrees in mathematics (1988) and informatics (1989), both from TUM. He was a scholar of the “Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes”, Germany’s largest and most renowned scholarship foundation. In 1989, he received a Siemens PhD grant, and he got his PhD in mathematics from TUM in 1992. Afterwards, he held positions as a research assistant at TUM and as managing director of FORTWIHR, the Bavarian Consortium on High-Performance Scientific Computing. In 1994, he was awarded the “Hans-Zehetmair-Preis”, and in 1998, he earned his habilitation degree in informatics from TUM. After two years as assistant professor at TUM’s informatics department, where he was especially in charge of implementing TUM’s international master’s program on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE), he joined the mathematics department of Universität Augsburg as an associate professor of Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing. In 2001, he was appointed full professor of informatics at Universität Stuttgart, holding the chair of Simulation of Large Systems. After three years in Stuttgart, where Hans-Joachim Bungartz served as a dean for academic affairs at the department of informatics, electrical engineering, and information technology, he returned to Munich in 2005 and took the chair of Scientific Computing at TUM’s informatics department. In 2008, he was appointed permanent visiting professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of University of Belgrade, Serbia, and in 2009, he declined an offer to return to Universität Stuttgart.

Hans-Joachim Bungartz has served or serves on the editorial boards of leading journals such as Springer’s Numerische Mathematik or SIAM’s Journal of Scientific Computing as well as science magazines (IEEE’s and AIP’s Computing in Science and Engineering), and he served on the scientific directorate of the International Conference and Research Centre for Computer Science Schloss Dagstuhl from 2003–2006. Since 2005, he has been a member and, since 2006, head of the Commission on IT Infrastructure of the German Research Foundation (DFG), responsible of strategic guidelines and reviewing of all IT-related procurement at German universities. Furthermore, he is involved in national and international research project review and advisory board activities. At TUM, he is dean for academic affairs of the informatics department, he is responsible of the CSE program, he acts as director of the Bavarian Graduate School of Computational Engineering, a Bavaria-wide honours graduate program, and he heads the recently founded Munich Centre of Advanced Computing. Furthermore, since 2005, Hans-Joachim Bungartz has been director of the Ferienakademie, a traditional (since 1984) annual summer school event for the most motivated and gifted students of TUM, Universität Erlangen, and Universität Stuttgart. Finally, Hans-Joachim Bungartz is a board member of Leibniz Supercomputing Centre of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, one of three national supercomputing centres in Germany.

His research interests are where CSE, scientific computing, and HPC meet. He works on parallel numerical algorithms, hardware-aware numerics, high-dimensional problems, and aspects of HPC software, with fields of application such as CFD, computational chemistry, or computational finance. Most of his past and present research projects have been interdisciplinary projects involving informatics, mathematics, and science or engineering.