'Computational Toolbox' Winterschool 2017

Winterschool 2017 in Engelberg (Central Switzerland)

Within the PhD-programme 'Computational Toolbox', our 4th winterschool has been scheduled for February 2017, combining again high-caliber computational sciences with snow-sport activities in a truly spectacular setting. Dates: February 1st (Wednesday) through 4th (Saturday), 2017. Individual extension for 1 day possible. The winterschool counts 2 ECTS in the PhD programme 'Computational Toolbox'.

We will be hosted again by the historical Benedictine Monastery of Engelberg. Room and full board is provided by Monastery. Lectures will be held in modern, fully equipped rooms within the Monastery in the morning and during late afternoon/evening. After lunch, there is time for snow-sport activities.

Topics 2017:

  • "Multiscale and Coarse Grained Simulations"

Invited Faculty and Guests:

  • Prof. R. Böckmann, Computational Biology, University of Nürnberg-Erlangen (D)
  • Prof. F. Müller-Plathe, Theoretical Chemistry, TU Darmstadt (D)
  • Dr. T. Bereau, Max-Planck-Institut for Plymer Research, Mainz (D)
  • Dr. Christian Kramer, Computer-Aided-Drug-Design, Roche Basel (CH)
  • Dr. Dirk Bakowies, Physical Chemistry, University of Basel (CH)

Programme:

  • Lectures in the morning and during late afternoon/evening
  • Presentation of your own computational activities with focus on HPC projects

Snow-sport activities in the Engelberg area (a selection):

  • Alpine-skiing / cross-country skiing / snowboarding / sledding
  • Winter-hiking / Snow-shoe-walks

Further information reg. sport activities and cultural events in Engelberg

'Computational Toolbox' Winterschool 2016

Winterschool 2016 in Engelberg (Central Switzerland)

Within the PhD-programme 'Computational Toolbox', our third winterschool has been scheduled for February 2016, combining again high-caliber computational sciences with snow-sport activities in a truly spectacular setting. Dates: February 7th through 10th, 2016. The winterschool counts 2 ECTS in the PhD programme 'Computational Toolbox'.

We will be hosted again by the historical Benedictine Monastery of Engelberg. Room and full board is provided by Monastery. Lectures will be held in modern, fully equipped rooms within the Monastery in the morning and during late afternoon/evening. After lunch, there is time for snow-sport activities.

Invited Faculty:

  • Prof. T. Lelievre; Molecular & Multiscale Simulation at CERMICS, Ecole des Ponts Paris Tech, Paris (F)
  • Prof. N. Nair; Computational Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IN)
    Wavelets for Electronic Structure Calculations
  • Dr. N. Plattner; Computational Molecular Biology, FU Berlin (D)
    Markov state modeling of biomolecular dynamics
  • Dr. Maria-Grazia Giuffreda, Head User Support, CSCS Lugano (CH)

Programme:

  • Lectures in the morning and during late afternoon/evening
  • Presentation of your own computational activities with focus on HPC projects

Snow-sport activities in the Engelberg area (a selection):

  • Alpine-skiing / cross-country skiing / snowboarding / sledding
  • Winter-hiking / Snow-shoe-walks

Further information reg. sport activities and cultural events in Engelberg

'Computational Toolbox' Winterschool 2015

Winterschool 2015 in Engelberg (Central Switzerland)

Within the PhD-program 'Computational Toolbox', our second winterschool has been scheduled for March 2015, combining again high-caliber computational sciences with snow-sport activities in a truly spectacular setting. Dates: March 8th through 11th, 2015. The winterschool counts 2 ECTS in the PhD program 'Computational Toolbox'.

We are again hosted by the historical Benedictine Monastery of Engelberg. Room and full board is provided by Monastery. Lectures will be held in modern, fully equipped rooms within the Monastery in the morning and during late afternoon/evening. After lunch, there is time for snow-sport activities.

Faculty/invited lecturers (as by February 2015):

  • Prof. Rolf Krause, Director Institute of Computational Science, University of Lugano (USI). Link to his website.
  • Dr. Costas Bekas, Manager of the 'Foundations of Cognitive Computing' group at IBM. Link to his website.
  • Dr. Vincent Kräutler, Algo-Trader, Hong-Kong and Zurich.

Program:

  • Lectures in the morning and during late afternoon/evening
  • Presentation of your own computational activities with focus on HPC projects

Topics:

  • Prof. Krause: Multiscale Simulations - Finite Element Methods & Molecular Dynamics
  • Dr. Bekas: Machine Learning and Data Driven Knowledge Discovery for Materials Design
  • Dr. Kräutler: Algo-Trading: Theories of fear and greed - put into practice

    Topics (according to your interests) include, but are not restricted to: Arbitrage Theory & Reflexivity, (Linear) Risk and Returns Models (Markovitz et al. in Practice), Non-Linear Models (Vanilla Options in Practice), Relativistic Effects (Latency and Real-Time in Practice), Discretization Effects (Ticks Sizes, Lot Sizes in Practice), Finite Size Effects (Visible Liquidity, Hidden Liquidity, Slippage and Transaction cost).

Snow-sport activities in the Engelberg area (a selection):

  • Alpine-skiing / cross-country skiing / snowboarding / sledding
  • Winter-hiking / Snow-shoe-walks

Further information reg. sport activities and cultural events in Engelberg

"Computational Toolbox" Winterschool 2014

Winterschool 2014 in Engelberg (Central Switzerland)

Within the PhD-program 'Computational Toolbox', a winterschool has been scheduled for February 2014, combining high-caliber computational sciences with snow-sport activities in a truly spectacular setting. Dates: February 8th to 12th, 2014.

We are hosted by the historical Benedictine Monastery of Engelberg. Room and full board is provided by Monastery. Lectures will be held in modern, fully equipped rooms within the Monastery in the morning and during late afternoon/evening. After lunch, there is time for snow-sport activities.

Faculty/invited lecturers (as by November 2013):

Program:

  • Lectures in the morning and during late afternoon/evening
  • Presentation of your own computational activities with focus on HPC projects

Topics:

  • Prof. O'Neill: Genetic Programming: Syntax and Semantics
    Following a brief introduction to Genetic Programming (GP) and examples of its successful application with human-competitive results, we will undertake a more detailed examination of research in this field through the lens of "syntax and semantics". Developments in grammar-based GP will be highlighted before discussing a significant new focus towards the use of semantic methods. We conclude with a sample of open issues in GP.
  • Prof. Sebastiani: Quantum Mechanics for Electrons in Molecules
  • Prof. Harbrecht: The Finite Element Method
    We derive the variational formulation of second order elliptic partial differential equations. By replacing the underlying infinite dimensional function spaces by appropriate finite dimensional ansatz spaces, we arrive at the finite element method. We present both, the fundamentals of the mathematical theory and of the implementational issues of this method.
  • Dr. Favre: Scientific Visualisation
    We introduce two open-source visualization applications, ParaView and VisIt. Based on the VTK toolkit, they both implement the paradigm of the Visualization Pipeline, i.e. a dataflow network in which computation is described by a collection of executable modules. We will use the VisIt application to demonstrate these principles and review examples of scalar and vector field visualization. We will describe common visualization techniques, demonstrating the complementary facets of visualization ( visual exploration, quantitative analysis, comparative analysis and script-oriented processing).

Snow-sport activities in the Engelberg area (a selection):

  • Alpine-skiing / cross-country skiing / snowboarding / sledding
  • Winter-hiking / Snow-shoe-walks

Further information reg. sport activities and cultural events in Engelberg

FoMICS-2013 Sommerschule

Sieben Doktorierende aus dem Doktoratsprogramm "Computational Toolbox" der Uni Basel haben an der FoMICS Sommerschule im Juli 2013 von USI/CSCS teilgenommen.

Zur FoMICS-2013 Webseite.