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Tobias Weinzierl is Professor in High-Performance Computing (HPC) in the Department of Computer Science at Durham University, where he leads the Scientific Computing research group, and the Director of Durham’s Institute for Data Science (IDAS). After studying Computer Science with a minor in Maths, he obtained a Dr. rer. nat. (PhD) as well as a habilitation in Computer Science from TUM. Tobias has been the inaugurate director of the Master in Scientific Computing and Data Analysis (MISCADA), he is the PI on multiple HPC projects tied to the UK’s exascale programme ExCALIBUR, and he heads the UK’s first Intel oneAPI Centre of Excellence.

He 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.