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Tobias Weinzierl is Professor in High-Performance Computing (HPC) in the Department of Computer Science at Durham University. After studying Computer Science with a minor in Maths, he obtained a Dr. rer. nat. (German PhD) as well as a habilitation (venia legendi) in Computer Science from Technische Universitat Munchen. In Durham, he serves as head of the Scientific Computing research group, has been the inaugurate director of the Master in Scientific Computing and Data Analysis (MISCADA), and is the PI or Co-I on multiple HPC projects tied to the UK’s exascale programme ExCALIBUR and Archer2’s eCSE programme. Tobias heads the UK’s first Intel oneAPI Centre of Excellence and is co-director of the Institute of Data Science focusing on HPC and HPDA.

Tobias is particularly interested in efficient ways how to translate state-of-the-art algorithms – multigrid, higher-order DG or SPH formalisms – into fast code that fits to modern architectures, and how to create performance-portable algorithms and code. Where possible, his work feeds into open source software.