This is the HTML version of my resume. I try to keep it up to date with the pdf version which is always current. You may be better off with the latter if you want to print it.
General
Name | Wolfgang Bangerth |
Address | email: bangerth@colostate.edu |
homepage: https://www.math.colostate.edu/~bangerth | |
Born | May 14th, 1973, Ostfildern, Germany |
Citizenship | Germany, United States |
Education
1979-1983 | Primary School Wolfschlugen |
1983-1992 | Gymnasium Nürtingen; Abitur with grades "very good" |
1992-1993 | Military Service in a telecommunications unit |
1993-1995 | Study of Physics at the University of Stuttgart; |
Vordiplom (Bachelor) with grades "very good - good" | |
1995-1999 | Study of Physics at the University of Heidelberg; Diploma thesis on adaptive finite element methods for the wave equation; Grades: "very good, with distinction" |
1999-2002 | Work on a Ph.D. thesis on "Adaptive Finite Element Methods for the Identification of Distributed Parameters in Partial Differential Equations" under the supervision of Prof. R. Rannacher (Heidelberg). Member of the Graduiertenkolleg "Modellierung und Wissenschaftliches Rechnen in Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften"; |
Grades: "summa cum laude" ("with distinction"). |
Appointments
2001 | Exterior Research Fellow with Industrial Research Ltd., Wellington, New Zealand. |
2002-2003 | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES), University of Texas at Austin. |
2003-2005 | Postdoctoral Research Fellow with joint position at the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) and the Institute for Geophysics, University of Texas at Austin. |
2005 | Consultant (Research Scientist) for the Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University. |
2006-2007 | External Research Fellow, Institute for Geophysics, University of Texas at Austin. |
2005-2009 | Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Texas A&M University. |
2009-2012 | Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Texas A&M University. |
2013-2017 | Professor, Department of Mathematics, Texas A&M University. |
2016- | Professor, Department of Mathematics, Colorado State University. |
2019- | Professor (by courtesy), Department of Geosciences, Colorado State University. |
Professional Experience
1998- | Principal author and maintainer of the deal.II finite element library (see http://www.dealii.org). |
2005-2015 | Elected member of the Science Steering Committee (elected 2005, re-elected 2008) and Executive Committee (elected 2011), Computational Infrastructure in Geodynamics (an NSF-funded center devoted to the creation of open source software in geophysics). |
2009-2011 | Member, Executive Committee of the Department of Mathematics, Texas A&M University. |
2009-2014 | Member, editorial board, SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing (SISC). |
2010-2014 | Member, Executive Committee of the Institute for Applied Mathematics and Computational Science (IAMCS), Texas A&M University. |
2011- | Member, editorial board, ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software (ACM TOMS). |
2013-2015 | Member, Executive Committee, Council of Principal Investigators, Texas A&M University. |
2016-2019 | Member, NSF Advisory Committee on Software Infrastructure for Heterogeneous Computing. |
2017-2020 | Member, Executive Committee of the Department of Mathematics, Colorado State University. |
2018- | Editor-in-Chief, ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software (ACM TOMS). |
2020- | Member, NSF Advisory Committee on Reproducibility. |
Awards
1999-2001 | Ph.D. fellowship from Graduiertenkolleg "Modellierung und Wissenschaftliches Rechnen in Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften" (Modeling and scientific computing in mathematics and natural sciences), University of Heidelberg, Germany |
2002-2003 | Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES), University of Texas at Austin. |
2003-2005 | Palisades Geophysical Institute (PGI) Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Institute for Geophysics, University of Texas at Austin. |
2006 | A program of mine based on deal.II finite element library software is accepted into the computing industry standard SPEC CPU2006 benchmark; the award is $5,000. |
2007 | Recipient (with G. Kanschat and R. Hartmann) of the J. H. Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software for the deal.II software; the award is $3,000. |
2008 | Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship; the award consists of unrestricted research funds to the amount of $50,000. |
2014 | Outstanding Teaching Award, Department of Mathematics, Texas A&M University. |
2017 | A program of mine based on deal.II finite element library software is accepted into the computing industry standard SPEC CPU2017 benchmark; the award is $5,000. |
2019 and 2020 | Outstanding Professor in Graduate Instruction, Department of Mathematics, Colorado State University. |
Teaching and mentoring
Regular classes
2002 | One semester practical course in Advanced Finite Element Software, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. |
2005 | MATH 609: Numerical Methods for Engineers. |
2006 | MATH 664: Computational Software for Large-Scale PDE Solvers. |
MATH 412: Theory of Partial Differential Equations. | |
MATH 417: Numerical Analysis. | |
2007 | MATH 417: Numerical Analysis. |
MATH 151: Engineering calculus I. | |
MATH 412: Theory of Partial Differential Equations. | |
Informal weekly class on Numerical Algorithms for Inverse Problems (spring). | |
Working seminar on Inverse Problems (fall). | |
2008 | MATH 676: Finite element methods in scientific computing. |
2009 | MATH 651: Optimization I. |
2010 | MATH 652: Optimization II. |
MATH 442: Mathematical modeling. | |
2011 | MATH 676: Finite element methods in scientific computing. |
2012 | MATH 601: Methods of applied mathematics I. |
2013 | MATH 676: Finite element methods in scientific computing. |
MATH 437: Principles of numerical analysis. | |
2014 | MATH 689: Numerical optimization. |
MATH 442: Mathematical modeling. | |
2015 | MATH 676: Finite element methods in scientific computing. |
MATH 442: Mathematical modeling. | |
2016 | MATH 442: Mathematical modeling. |
2017 | MATH 561: Numerical analysis I. |
2018 | MATH 451: Introduction to numerical analysis II. |
MATH 676: Finite element methods in scientific computing. | |
MATH 545: Partial differential equations I. | |
MATH 620: Variational methods and optimization. | |
2019 | MATH 651: Numerical analysis II. |
MATH 546: Partial differential equations II. | |
DSCI 320: Optimization methods in data science. | |
2020 | DSCI 320: Optimization methods in data science. |
MATH 317: Advanced calculus of one variable. | |
MATH 652: Advanced numerical methods for PDEs. | |
MATH 620: Variational methods and optimization. | |
2021 | DSCI 320: Optimization methods in data science. |
MATH 545: Partial differential equations I. | |
MATH 592: First year graduate student seminar. | |
2022 | MATH 332: Partial differential equations. |
MATH 417: Advanced calculus I. | |
MATH 592: First year graduate student seminar. | |
MATH 651: Numerical analysis II. |
Curriculum development
Developed the new course "MATH 676: Finite element methods in scientific computing" (taught as MATH 664 in the spring of 2006).Summer and short courses
2012 | 2-week course Finite element methods in scientific computing, Heidelberg, Germany, March 19-30, 2012. |
2-week course Practical parameter estimation methods, Heidelberg, Germany, July 9-20, 2012. | |
2013 | 2-day course Solving PDEs with finite elements via the deal.II library, EU regional school 2013, Aachen Institute for Advanced Study in Computational Engineering Science, Aachen, Germany, May 8-10, 2013. |
3-day course Finite element methods in scientific computing, Center for High Performance Computing, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, August 5-7, 2013. | |
2014 | 5-day course Finite element methods in scientific computing, Seoul National University, South Korea, June 16-20, 2014. |
2-day course Using and extending the mantle convection code ASPECT, Earth-Life Institute Summer School, Tokyo, Japan, August 1-3, 2014. | |
2017 | 5-day course Using and extending the mantle convection code ASPECT, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, June 19-26, 2017. |
2018 | 5-day course Finite element methods in scientific computing, Beijing Computational Science Research Center, Beijing, China, May 21-25, 2018 |
2022 | 2-day course Using and extending the mantle convection code ASPECT, Seoul National University, South Korea, June 16-17, 2022. |
Supervision of students and postdocs
I served as chair or co-chair for the following graduate students:Chih-Che Chueh |
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Victoria, Canada;
co-chair of Ph.D. committee; graduated in 2010
Now a postdoc at Queen's University, Canada. |
Nate Fredette |
Department of Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University;
co-chair of M.Sc. committee; graduated in 2011
Now a designer at DoE's Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory. |
Moritz Allmaras |
Department of Mathematics, Texas A&M University; chair of Ph.D. committee;
graduated in 2011
Now a researcher at Siemens, Germany |
Jennifer Webster |
Department of Mathematics, Texas A&M University; chair of Ph.D. committee;
graduated in 2013
Now a researcher at Pacific Northwest National Lab |
Kainan Wang |
Department of Mathematics, Texas A&M University; chair of Ph.D. committee; graduated in 2014
Now a postdoc at the University of Texas at Austin |
Fang Wang |
Department of Mathematics, Texas A&M University; chair of Ph.D. committee; graduated in 2014
Now a software developer at Stata |
Hung-Chieh Chu | Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University; co-chair of Ph.D. committee; graduated in 2017. |
Arezou Ghesmati | Department of Mathematics, Texas A&M University; chair of Ph.D. committee; graduated in 2017. |
Justin O'Connor | Department of Mathematics, Colorado State University. |
Danny Long | Department of Mathematics, Colorado State University. |
Tyler Anderson | Department of Mathematics, Colorado State University. |
Mentoring of students
2006 | Gregory Thoreson (Nuclear Engineering, Undergraduate Summer Research Grant in Engineering) |
2014-2016 | Lei Qiao (Aerospace Department, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China; Lei was a long-term visitor in my group for 18 months) |
2015-2016 | Juliane Dannberg (Geosciences Research Center - GFZ - Potsdam, Germany; Juliane was a long-term visitor in my group for the last year of her PhD time) |
2018 | Marc Fehling (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany; Marc was a long-term visitor in my group for 7 months) |
Mentoring of postdocs
2008-2011 | Jean Marie Linhart
Now on the faculty of Central Washington University |
2011-2013 | Timo Heister
Now on the faculty of Clemson University |
2011, 2013 | Jörg Frohne (as long-term visitor for several months)
Now a postdoctoral researcher, Dortmund University and Siegen University, Germany |
2012-2014 | Markus Bürg
Now at a private company in The Netherlands |
2013-2015 | Bruno Turcksin
Now at Oak Ridge National Laboratory |
2015-2018 | Rene Gassmöller
Now on the faculty of the University of Florida |
2016-2018 | Juliane Dannberg
Now on the faculty of the University of Florida |
2020- | Marc Fehling |
Involvement in the scientific community
Editorial boards
Member, editorial board, SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing (SISC), 2009-2014.Member, editorial board, SIMAI Springer Series (a book series on computational science and applied mathematics; editor-in-chief: Luca Formaggia), 2012-2014.
Member, editorial board, ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software (ACM TOMS), since 2011.
Editor in Chief, ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software (ACM TOMS), since 2018.
Member, editorial board, Archive of Numerical Software (ANS), since 2011.
Advisory councils, evaluation panels, reviewing
Member, NSF Advisory Committee on Software Infrastructure for Heterogeneous Computing, 2016-.Elected member of the Science Steeing Committee and later the Executive Committee, Center for Computational Infrastructure in Geodynamics (CIG), located first at Caltech and later at the University of California, Davis, 2005-2015; re-elected 2008, 2011.
Member, Executive Committee of the Department of Mathematics, Texas A&M University, 2009-2011.
Member, Executive Committee of the Institute for Applied Mathematics and Computational Science (IAMCS), Texas A&M University, 2010-2015.
Member, High Performance Computing Committee, Institute for Applied Mathematics and Computational Science, Texas A&M University, 2008-2015.
Member, Intellectual Property Constituent Committee, Texas A&M University; 2012-2015.
NSF Panelist for Cyberenabled Discovery and Innovation (CDI) Type II proposals, 2008.
NSF Panelist for Inverse Problems proposals, 2009.
Member, evaluation committee for Department of Energy SciDAC Applied Math Mid-Term Reviews, 2009.
Reviewer, Department of Energy, Graduate Research Fellowship Program, 2010, 2012.
NSF Panelist for Sustained Innovation through Software Infrastructure (SI2) proposals, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015.
Reviewer for Advances in Engineering Software, Applied Numerical Mathematics, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering (CMAME), Communications in Numerical Methods in Engineering, Engineering with Computers, International Journal of Numerical Methods in Engineering (IJNME), Inverse Problems, Journal of Computational Physics (JCP), Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, Journal of Numerical Analysis, Journal of Petroleum Sciences and Engineering, Mathematics of Computation, Medical Physics, Numerical Methods in Partial Differential Equations (NMPDE), Numerische Mathematik, Optics Express, SIAM Journal on Optimization (SICON), SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis (SINUM), SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing (SISC), ACM Transactions on Mathematics Software (ACM TOMS)
Reviewer, complete draft of a book in scientific computing, 2010
Organization of workshops, minisymposia and conferences
Member of the organizing team for the ENUMATH'97 conference,
Heidelberg, Germany, 1997
Co-organizer of a mini-symposium on adaptive methods at the GAMM Jahrestagung
(GAMM Annual Conference), Zurich, Switzerland, 2001
Member of the program committee of a workshop on "Parallel/High-Performance
Object-Oriented Scientific Computing (POOSC 05)" at the "European Conference
on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP 2005)", Glasgow, UK, 2005.
Member of the program committee of a workshop on "Parallel/High-Performance
Object-Oriented Scientific Computing (POOSC 06)" at the "European Conference
on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP 2006)", Tours, France, 2006.
Elected member of the Texas A&M University Faculty Senate, 2006-2009
Member of the nominating committee for candidates to the Science Steering
Committee and Executive Committee of the Center for Computational
Infrastructure in Geodynamics, 2006.
Organizer of a "Workshop on Computational Science Issues in Geodynamics
Applications", Austin, TX, October 16-17, 2006.
Co-author of the report "The Path to Peta-scale Computing in Geodynamics.
A report by the Science Steering Committee,
Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics (CIG)" to the National Science
Foundation, November 2006.
Organizer of a minisymposium "High-level software for the numerical
solution of partial differential equations" at ICIAM 2007,
Zurich, Switzerland, July 16-20, 2007.
Organizer and main speaker (19 hours) of a "Workshop on Adaptive Mesh
Refinement Techniques in Geodynamics Applications", Boulder, CO, October
24-27, 2007.
Member of the program committee of a workshop on "Parallel/High-Performance
Object-Oriented Scientific Computing (POOSC 08)" at the "European Conference
on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP 2008)", Paphos, Cyprus, 2008.
Organizer of the workshop "Mathematical and Computational Issues in the
Solid Earth Geosciences", Santa Fe, NM, September 15-17, 2008.
Organizer of the "CBMS Conference on Adaptive Finite Element Methods for
Partial Differential Equations", College Station, TX, May 18-22, 2009.
Member of the program committee of a workshop on "Parallel/High-Performance
Object-Oriented Scientific Computing" at "Systems, Programming,
Languages and Applications: Software for Humanity (SPLASH), 2010", Reno/Tahoe,
NV, 2010.
Co-organizer of the "IAMCS Workshop in Large-Scale Inverse Problems and
Uncertainty Quantification", College Station, TX, 2011.
Co-organizer of session "Software in CS&E" and "Information Theory -
Inversion Problems, Applications and Algorithms", SIAM Computational Science
and Engineering Conference, Boston, February 2013.
Co-organizer of the session "Advances in Computational Methods in Solid Earth
Geophysics", American Geophysical Union Fall Conference, San Francisco,
December 2013.
Organizer, "Fourth deal.II users and developers workshop", College Station, TX, August 2013.
Organizer, "First ASPECT Users and Developers Hackathon", College Station,
TX, May, 2014.
Organizer, "Fifth deal.II users and developers workshop", College Station, TX, August 2015.
Organizer, "Second ASPECT Users and Developers Hackathon",
Bodega Bay, CA, May 2015.
Member of the program committee of the annual "Supercomputing" conference,
2013, 2015, 2016.
Member of the program committee of the "IEEE Cluster" conference,
2013, 2015, 2016.
Member of the organizing committee of the "SIAM CSE 23" conference,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2023.
Other service activities
Elected member of the Texas A&M University Faculty Senate, 2006-2009.Member of the nominating committee for candidates to the Science Steering Committee and Executive Committee of the Center for Computational Infrastructure in Geodynamics, 2006.
Co-author of the report ``The Path to Peta-scale Computing in Geodynamics. A report by the Science Steering Committee, Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics (CIG)'' to the National Science Foundation, November 2006.
Elected member of the Texas A&M University Council of Principal Investigators, 2009-2015.
Chair of the nominating committee for candidates to the Science Steering Committee and Executive Committee of the Center for Computational Infrastructure in Geodynamics, 2009.
Member, Institute for Applied Mathematics and Computational Sciences (IAMCS), Institute for Scientific Computation (ISC), Center for Large Scale Scientific Computing (CLASS), all at Texas A&M University.
Funded support
Currently funded support:- NSF award EAR-1550901 "Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics" (8/15/2016-7/31/2021): Member of proposal writing committee; PI is Louise Kellogg, University of California, Davis; $8,500,000.
- Subcontract from Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics (an NSF-funded research center): "Geoinformatics: Facility Support: Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics" (8/15/2016-7/31/2021): PI; $595,051.
- NSF award OAC-1743188: "SI2-S2I2 Conceptualization: Conceptualizing a US Research Software Sustainability Institute (URSSI)" (12/15/2017-6/30/2019): Senior personnel; PI is Karthik Ram, University of California, Berkeley; $499,999.
- NSF award DMS-1821210: "Collaborative Research: Efficient Coupling of Multilevel Partial Differential Equation Solvers and Advanced Sampling Methods" (9/1/2018-8/31/2022): PI; $260,000 (of this, $180,000 go to Colorado State University).
- NSF award OAC-1835673: "Collaborative Research: Frameworks: Software: Future Proofing the Finite Element Library deal.II - Development and Community Building" (10/1/2018-9/30/2023): PI; $1,700,000 (of this, $1,000,000 go to Colorado State University).
- NSF award EAR-1925595: "Collaborative Research: Development and Application of a Framework for Integrated Geodynamic Earth Models" (9/1/2019-8/31/2024): PI; $2,480,242 (of this, $679,697 go to Colorado State University).
- Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Science Foundation) postdoctoral stipend for research at the University of Texas at Austin (9/2002-8/2003); declined in favor of a stipend from the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin.
- NIH: "Diagnostic cancer imaging with NIR fluorescence" (7/1/2005-6/30/2008): PI; subaward over $173,124 to a grant of $3M.
- NSF award DGE-0549487: "IGERT: New materials and mathematical modeling" (6/1/2006-5/31/2011): Research advisor; PI: Joe Ross, Texas A&M; $2,817,300.
- NSF award DMS-0604778: "Mathematical Methods for Novel Modalities of Medical Imaging" (9/1/2006-8/31/2009), co-PI; PI: Peter Kuchment, Texas A&M; $330,276 + a supplement of $55,905.
- DoE: "3-D deep penetration neutron imaging of thick absorbing and diffusive objects using transport theory" (5/1/2007-4/30/2011): co-PI; PI: Jean Ragusa, Texas A&M; $283,093.
- NSF award CBET-0736202 (transferred to the Department of Homeland Security, grant 2008-DN-077-ARI018-02): "A framework for developing novel detection systems focused on interdicting shielded HEU" (9/1/2007-8/31/2012): co-PI; PI: Warren Miller, Texas A&M; $7,496,076.
- Computational Infrastructure in Geodynamics (an NSF-funded research center): "A suite of simple geodynamics applications using adaptive finite element methods" (4/1/2008-10/31/2009): PI; $100,458.
- King Abdullah University of Science and Technology: "Institute for Applied Mathematics and Computational Science (IAMCS) at Texas A&M University" (6/1/2008-5/31/2014): collaborator; $24,720,657.
- Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship: "Inverse Problems and Computational Science" (9/1/2008-8/31/2012): PI; $50,000.
- NSF award DMS-0834176: "NSF/CBMS Regional Conference in the Mathematical Sciences - Adaptive Finite Element Methods for Partial Differential Equations" (5/18/09-5/22/09): co-PI; PI: Guido Kanschat, Texas A&M; $33,731.
- NSF award DMS-0922866: "Cluster Computing for Mathematical Sciences at Texas A&M University" (6/1/2009-5/31/2010): co-PI; PI: Frank Sottile, Texas A&M; $59,480.
- Institute for Applied Mathematics and Computational Science (Texas A&M University) Innovation Award: "Exploiting sparsity in solving geoscience inverse problems" (1/1/2010-8/31/2010): PI; $20,000.
- Institute for Applied Mathematics and Computational Science (Texas A\&M University) Innovation Award: "Simulating chemically reactive, laminar flow" (6/1/2012-5/31/2013): PI; $25,000 + $15,000 for travel.
- Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics: Workshop support for "Developer meeting for the ASPECT code" (5/14-23/2014): PI; $20,000.
- NSF award EAR-0949446: "Geoinformatics: Facility Support: Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics" (7/1/2010-6/30/2016): Member of proposal writing committee; PI is Louise Kellogg, University of California, Davis; $8,175,001.
- Subcontract from Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics (an NSF-funded research center): "Geoinformatics: Facility Support: Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics" (7/1/2010-6/30/2016): PI; $814,221.
- NSF award OCI-1148116: "Collaborative Research: SI2-SSI: Open source support for massively parallel, generic finite element methods" (7/1/2012-6/30/2017): PI; $1,493,420 (of this, $1,311,834 go to Texas A&M University/Colorado State University).
- Korean National Science Foundation: "Implementation of nonconforming finite elements in the adaptive finite element package deal.II and development of nonconforming finite element library for the simulation of semiconductor" (11/2014-10/2016): Investigator; PI is Dongwoo Sheen; 200,000,000 Won (approximately $180,000).
Publications
To avoid duplication, I keep only one copy of the list of articles written about my work and of my own publications online. Please find it here. It also contains links to the postscript and pdf files of each paper, as well as bibtex and abstract information.