June 16-20, 2013

Leipzig, Germany

Prof. Dr. Torsten Hoefler

Assistant Professor of Computer Science, ETH Zürich

Torsten is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at ETH Zürich, Switzerland. Before joining ETH, he lead the performance modeling and simulation efforts of parallel petascale applications for the NSF-funded Blue Waters project. He is also a key member of the Message Passing Interface (MPI) Forum where he chairs the "Collective Operations and Topologies" working group. Torsten received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Indiana University. He won the best paper award at the ACM/IEEE Supercomputing Conference (SC10), published over 40 peer-reviewed scientific conference and journal articles and authored chapters of the MPI-2.2 and MPI-3.0 standards. Torsten received the SIAM SIAG/Supercomputing Junior Scientist Prize in 2012. His research interests revolve around the central topic of "Performance-centric Software Development" and deal with scalable networks, parallel programming techniques, and performance modeling. Additional information about Torsten can be found on his homepage at

Presenter of: Tutorial 08
Advanced Parallel Programming with MPI
Speaker at: BoFs 11 & 12
BoF 12: Sixth Graph500 List
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