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, as inaugurate director of the Master in Scientific Computing and Data Analysis (MISCADA), and as PI or Co-I on multiple HPC projects tied to the UK’s exascale programme ExCALIBUR, Archer2 and Intel’s oneAPI Centre of Excellence.
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.