Doctoral Programme Computational Interdisciplinary Modelling (DK CIM)

In 2010 the Doctoral Programme Computational Interdisciplinary Modelling (DK CIM) was initiated at the University of Innsbruck within the framework of the Research Area Scientific Computing. The purpose of the DK CIM is to provide a substantiated research-guided and well-structured educational training for excellent Ph.D. students in the field of interdisciplinary computational modelling utilizing high performance computing, within the fields of atmospheric science, chemistry, computer science, material science, engineering science, mathematics and physics. The spectrum of scientific disciplines also includes medical computer science as the University of Innsbruck closely cooperates with the health and life science university UMIT.



At the University of Innsbruck scientific computing is one of five research areas, which are approved by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) after thorough evaluation of the research accomplishments in the respective field.
Aims of the Research Area Scientific Computing are to use inherent synergies between various research areas and different fields by cooperating withing the university, as well as between different universities and other institutions in Austria and all over the world. Thus fruitful interdisciplinary research ist fostered by exchanging knowledge and information, by sharing ressources, by coordinating funding for keeping and developing the necessary infrastructure, as well as by enhancing science oriented teaching.




Forum Alpbach

Forum Alpbach - Euregio-JungforscherInnen-Preis

Matthias Rauter and Daniel Winkler won the first prize for their work on "Predicting Natural Hazards with Neuronal Networks". The results were achieved in the context of the DK CIM research cluster Deep Learning under the supervision of Prof. Haltmeier and Prof. Harders. → Abstract

LFUI Best Student Paper AwardLFUI Best Student Paper Award 2017
Daniel Winkler won this prize for his excellent work "gpuSPHASE - A shared memory caching implementation for 2D SPH using CUDA" in "Computer Physics Communications".


Harremoes AwardPoul Harremoës Award
Daniel Winkler won this prize for the best urban drainage paper by a young author on "Virtual reality in urban water management: Communicating urban flooding with particle based CFD simulations".

LFUI Best Student Paper AwardLFUI Best Student Paper Award 2016
Lukas Moschen was awarded this prize for his paper "Vertical acceleration demands on column lines of steel moment-resisting frames", which was published in the renowned journal "Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics".


Upcoming Events


Logo VSCVSC Training Course: Parallelization with MPI in Innsbruck
Join in for the course at the University of Innsbruck, which will be held in English April 11-13, 2018, and learn about parallel programming with MPI from a beginner's level.


Austrian HPC Meeting 2018 - AHPC 18

The AHPC18 Meeting will be held February 19-21, 2018 at Courtyard Marriott in Linz, Austria. It is organized by RISC Software GmbH, Hagenberg in close cooperation with the Vienna Scientific Cluster (VSC).

Participating Institutions

Department of Mathematics
Department of Atmospheric and Cryospheric Sciences

Department of Basic Sciences in Engineering Sciences
Department for Computer Science
Department of General, Inorganic and Theoretical Chemistry
Department of Infrastructure Engineering
Department for Ion Physics and Applied Physics
UMIT, the health & life sciences university



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