Prof. Dr. Christian BischofDirector, University Computing Center (HRZ) & Institute for Scientific Computing, Technische Universität Darmstadt
Christian Bischof is professor for scientific computing and head of the university computing center at Technical University (TU) Darmstadt. He studied Mathematics at the University of Würzburg, then continued his studies at Cornell University under a Fulbright fellowship, and completed a Ph.D. in computer science in 1988. Thereafter, he joined the Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory as the first Wilkinson Fellow in Computational Mathematics, and continued as staff member until 1998. Then he was professor for high-performance computing and head of the Center for Computing and Communication at RWTH Aachen University until 2011. His research interests include high performance computing, parallel programming, automatic differentiation and semantic transformations, scientific workflows, and scientific IT service architectures.