Plenary Speaker: Achim Streit

Achim Streit, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

Enabling Data-Intensive Science in the Helmholtz Association

BIO: Prof. Dr. Achim Streit is the director of the Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC) and professor for computer science at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) since mid-2010. He is responsible for the HPC and Big Data activities at SCC – both systems as well as R&D activities. He is topic speaker “Data-Intensive Science and Federated Computing” in the Helmholtz Programme “Supercomputing & Big Data” (of which he is also the deputy speaker). He is the coordinator of the Large Scale Data Management and Analysis (LSDMA) initiative in Helmholtz, which is about fostering data-intensive science in Germany through Data Life Cycle Labs and generic methods research. He is the coordinator of the Helmholtz Data Federation (HDF), a 5-year multi-million Euro investment project to establish an open federated research data infrastructure in Germany. He and his institute are involved in major European e-Infrastructure projects such as EUDAT2020, EOSCpilot, INDIGO-Datacloud, AARC as well as the FET flagship Human Brain project. Prior to KIT, he was at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) of Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany, where he was responsible for the Grid activities and active in several EU e-infrastructure projects such as DEISA, PRACE, OMII-Europe, EGI-InSPIRE and helped to initiate the EMI and EUDAT projects. 

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Plenary Speaker: Kai Nagel

Kai Nagel, TU Berlin, Germany

Addressing negative effects of transport systems with large scale behavioral transportation simulations

BIO:  Kai Nagel is full professor for “Transport systems planning and transport telematics” at the Berlin Institute of Technology (TU Berlin), Germany. He was trained in physics and climate research, and holds a Ph.D. in informatics from University of Cologne, Germany. He worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA, from 1995 to 1999, at ETH Zürich from 1999 to 2004, and holds his current post since 2004. His research interests include large-scale transportation simulations, modeling and simulation of socio-economic systems, and large-scale computing. He leads a group of eight Ph.D. students, six of them funded from competetive sources including the German National Science Foundation and the EU. He has authored more than 100 publications. He is area editor of the journal “Networks and Spatial Economics”, member of TRB committee ADB10 “travel behavior and values”, and a frequent reviewer for a large number of scientific journals, scientific conferences, research proposals, and scholarships. Also see

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Plenary Speaker: Samuel Forest

Samuel Forest, Mines ParisTech CNRS, France

Crystal plasticity of polycrystalline aggregates under cyclic loading : 3D experiments and computations, size effects and fatigue cracking

BIO: Samuel Forest, 48 year old, is CNRS Research Director at Centre des Materiaux Mines ParisTech and continuum mechanics professor at Mines ParisTech. He is working on mechanics of materials focusing on crystal plasticity modelling and mechanics of generalized continua. He has beforesten the PhD advisor of 35 PhD students on these scientific topics, each of them corresponding to a contract with industrial partners (SAFRAN, RENAULT, EDF, Arcelor-Mittal, Michelin, CEA, EDF, etc.) or with the state and EU. He got the Bronze and Siver medals of CNRS INSIS and the Plumey prize of the Academie des Sciences. He published more than 120 papers in peer-reviewed international journals. He is associate editor of 5 international journals including Int. J. Solids Structures and Phil. Mag. He is leading the CNRS Federation of Mechanics labs in the Paris Region, promoting cooperation between 14 mechanics labs in the Paris region.

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