Dominik L. Michels
Computer Sciences, Mathematics
Areas of Expertise:
Computational Mathematics, Scientific Computing, Visual Computing
My research comprises fundamental and applied aspects on computational mathematics to solve practically relevant problems in scientific and visual computing. Among others, I pursue this aim at KAUST where I am holding faculty positions in Computer Science and Mathematics.
At KAUST, I am serving as the education lead in my subject area being involved in academic outreach activities in and beyond the Gulf region. This integrates seamlessly with AGYA’s values and vision, and contributes to and benefits from AGYA’s multilateral framework.
I see AGYA as a community encouraging a spirited exchange about the possibilities and challenges of the Arab-German dialogue and a framework allowing to design and implement new projects at the interface of education, science, and society. Consequently, it is an ideal environment for me to exchange and connect with other academics and at the same time working for an open, unbiased and meaningful dialogue between Germany and the Arab cultural circle.
- Member of the AGYA Working Group Arab and German Education
- Member of the AGYA Working Group Innovation
- KAUST-SdV Program: KAUST-SdV is a student exchange program within the framework of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) under the patronage of the German Federal Foreign Office. It allows students to join KAUST for research internships or to enroll in Master or PhD programs and provides them with full stipends.
|2016 -||Head of the Computational Sciences Group, Computer Science and Mathematics Disciplines, KAUST; Thuwal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia|
|2014 -||Head of the High Fidelity Algorithmics Group, Department of Computer Science, Stanford University; Stanford (CA), USA|
|2014 - 2016||Parallel affiliation Max Planck Institute for Informatics; Saarbrücken, Germany|
|2014||Postdoctoral Scholar, Computing and Mathematical Sciences Program, California Institute of Technology (Caltech); Pasadena (CA), USA|
|2014||PhD in Mathematics and Natural Sciences (Dr rer nat), University of Bonn; Germany|
|2013||MSc in Computer Science, University of Bonn; Germany|
- Michels, D. L., Luan, V. T. & Tokman, M. (2017). A Stiffly Accurate Integrator for Elastodynamic Problems. ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2017), Volume 36, No 4, Article 116. Association for Computing Machinery.
- Michels, D. L. & Desbrun, M. (2015). A Semi-analytical Approach to Molecular Dynamics. Journal of Computational Physics, Volume 303, 336-354. Elsevier.
- Michels, D. L., Sobottka, G. A., & Weber, A. G. (2014). Exponential Integrators for Stiff Elastodynamic Problems. ACM Transactions on Graphics, Volume 33 Issue 1. Association for Computing Machinery.
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