Scientific Organising Committee

Scientific Organising Committee

Jacques Periaux CIMNE, Univ. Jyvaskyla and ECCOMAS (co-chair)

Jacques Periaux joined Dassault Aviation at Saint Cloud, France, from 1970 to 1995 as Head of the Numerical Analysis Group in the” Département d’Aérodynamique Théorique . Appointed High Scientific Adviser from 1996- 2004 of the Advanced Studies Division. From 1998 to 2004, he chaired the Pôle Scientifique Dassault Aviation / University Pierre et Marie Curie and became in 2003 Adjoint Director at “ Division de la Prospective”.

From 2007 to 2010 he was selected by TEKES governmental Finnish Organization as «Finnish Distinguished Professor» at the Mathematical Information Technology Department (MIT), University of Jyvaskyla, Finland. In 2010  he received a UNESCO Chair position on Numerical Methods in Engineering at  CIMNE/UPC Barcelona, Spain.

Jacques Periaux has built during the last two decades many scientific and technological cooperations, in Europe through EC programs, in France in particular and abroad in Finland, USA, Australia and China and more recently in Spain, CIMNE/UPC and Univ. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC). He received in 2010 in Beijing the National Awards from Foreign Affairs for long cooperation with China and was elected in 2011 a Corresponding member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA).

Insitution:
CIMNE, Univ. Jyvaskyla and ECCOMAS
Website:
www.cimne.com
Research:
evolutionary algorithms, game strategies and multidisciplinary design optimization
Email:
jperiaux@gmail.com

Nicolas Gauger TU Kaiserslautern and ERCOFTAC (co-chair)

Prof. Dr. Nicolas R. Gauger received his Master in Mathematics (Dipl.-Math.) from University of Hannover in 1998, and his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics (Dr.rer.nat.) from TU Braunschweig in 2003. From 1998 to 2010 he was Research Scientist in the field of Numerical Methods for Aerodynamics at German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Braunschweig. Furthermore, he was appointed as Assistant Professor (Jun.-Prof., W1) for Applied Mathematics at the Department of Mathematics of the Humboldt University Berlin from 2005 to 2010. In addition, he was Member of the DFG Research Center MATHEON (Mathematics for Key Technologies) in Berlin from 2006 to 2010. Then, from 2010 to 2014, he was Professor (W2) for Computational Mathematics at the Department of Mathematics and the Center for Computational Engineering Science (CCES) at RWTH Aachen University. Furthermore, from March to August 2014, he was Visiting Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, USA. Since September 2014 he directs now the Chair for Scientific Computing at TU Kaiserslautern, where he is Professor (W3) at the Departement of Mathematics as well asDepartment of Computer Science. Additionally, since February 2015, he is Head of the Computing Center (RHRK) at TU Kaiserslautern. Furthermore, he is since 2010 Principal Investigator at the Aachen Institute for Advanced Study in Computational Engineering Science (AICES), which is a Graduate School funded by the German Excellence Initiative; and since November 2014 he is in addition Principal Investigator at the Center for Mathematical and Computational Modelling (CM)^2 of TU Kaiserslautern.

He is also member of the Managing Board and the Scientific Programme Committee of ERCOFTAC (European Research Community on Flow, Turbulence and Combustion) as well as Coordinator of the ERCOFTAC Pilot Centre Germany North and Member of the Steering Committee of the ERCOFTAC Special Interest Group on Design Optimization.

Institution:
TU Kaiserslautern and ERCOFTAC
Website:
www.scicomp.uni-kl.de
Position:
Head of the Computing Center (RHRK) at TU Kaiserslautern
Research:
Nonlinear Optimization, Numerical Optimization, Optimization and Control with PDEs, Aerodynamic Shape Optimization in Multidisciplinary Design Context, Optimal Active Flow Control, Topology Optimization, Partial Differential Equations, Adjoint State Equations, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Computational Aeroacoustics (CAA), Computational Structural Mechanics (CSM), and Algorithmic Differentiation (AD)
Email:
nicolas.gauger@scicomp.uni-kl.de

Kyriakos Giannakoglou NTUA and ERCOFTAC (co-chair)

Prof. Kyriakos Giannakoglou received his B.S. degree in mechanical engineering in 1982 and his Ph.D. degree in Computational Fluid Dynamics in 1987, both from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece. He is Professor with the Lab. of Thermal Turbomachines and the Parallel CFD and the Optimization Unit of the School of Mechanical Engineering of NTUA. His research interests include development of CFD methods for turbomachinery applications as well as external aerodynamics, development of inverse design and optimization algorithms based on evolutionary algorithms and deterministic (adjoint) methods and/or neural networks and parallelization of the corresponding software (including Cluster & Grid Computing and GPUs). His research group has developed and brought to market the generic optimization software EASY (Evolutionary Algorithm SYstem). Major part of the research carried out by his group is being funded by European industries. Since May 2007, he is the Chairman of the ERCOFTAC (European Research Community of Flow Turbulence and Combustion) Special Interest Group SIG34 on Design Optimization. He has authored >50 Journal papers, ~100 Conference papers and 5 chapters in books

 

Institution:
NTUA and ERCOFTAC
Position:
Head of Parallel CFD and Optimization Unit at NTUA
Website:
www.ntua.gr
Research:
CFD methods for turbomachinery applications and external aerodynamics
Email:
kgianna@central.ntua.gr

Domenico Quagliarella CIRA (co-chair)

Dr. Domenico Quagliarella earned on July 1993 a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering at University “Federico II” in Naples, Italy. In July 1988 he got a research engineer position at C.I.R.A. (Italian Centre for Aerospace Research) in the Informatics Department where he worked until October 1994. During this period he got his Ph.D. degree; then he moved in the Fluids Mechanics Department where he works in the Multidisciplinary Analysis and Design laboratory. He has been member of the AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) National Technical Committee on Intelligent Systems. His main current research interests is the application of robust multi-objective optimization methods to aerodynamic design problems giving particular attention to hybrid optimization techniques such as genetic algorithms coupled with gradient based local search methods.

CIRA was created in 1984 to manage PRORA, the Italian Aerospace Research Program, and uphold Italy’s leadership in Aeronautics and Space. CIRA is a company with public and private sector shareholders. The participation of research bodies, local government and aeronautics and space industries sharing a common goal has led to the creation of unique test facilities, unmatched anywhere in the world, and of air and space flying labs.

Institution:
CIRA
Position:
Head of the Multidisciplinary Analysis and Design Group at CIRA
Website:
www.cira.it
Research:
multi-objective optimization methods to aerodynamic and multidisciplinary design problems
Email:
d.quagliarella@cira.it