Andreas Klöckner

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Hi there!

My name is Andreas Klöckner. I am an assistant professor in the scientific computing group within the Computer Science Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. If you would like to come see me in person, I am in room 4318 of the Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science. My office hours are (TBD). Feel free to send me email (below) or see if I’m around at other times.

Prior to being at UIUC, I was at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at NYU working with Leslie Greengard on various problems in computational electromagnetics and integral equation methods for solving PDEs. Earlier still, I spent a really enjoyable five years getting my PhD at the Division of Applied Mathematics at Brown University. I worked with Jan Hesthaven on a variety of issues involving linear and nonlinear hyperbolic PDEs and discontinuous Galerkin finite element method. If that sounds as interesting to you as it does to me, feel free to take a look at my work.

I am interested in high-order numerical methods for Partial Differential Equations, in particular for elliptic and hyperbolic problems. I also care about parallel computing and the software engineering needed to build useful, robust simulation codes.

I am originally from Germany, where I obtained my Diplom degree from the University of Karlsruhe.

Contacting Me

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If you have a support question, I’m usually more than happy to help.

But I would like to request that you do not email me directly, unless there’s no other way. PyCUDA for example has a mailing list with searchable archives, as do a number of other projects.

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