BGCE Events & News
5 more years for BGCE!
The BGCE funding for the period 2020-2025 has recently been approved! So BGCE will continue its successful story up to 2025 (at least ;-)). Thanks to all who helped to contribute to this success, and thanks of course to the Elitenetzwerk Bayern and our universities.
Previous Events & News:
April 6-8, 2018: BGCE Opening Weekend
The 2018 opening weekend of the whole "BGCE family" took place at the Generali-Seminarzentrum in Bernried.
November 23, 2017: Graduation Ceremony 2017 (BGCE - COME & CSE)
July 21, 2017: BGCE Review
6th BGCE Student Paper Prize awarded
The 6th BGCE Student Paper Prize has been awarded to Mr. Robert Gantner (ETH, Switzerland) for his contribution on "Quasi-Monte Carlo Uncertainty Quantification for Partial Differential Equations with Random Input" (see summary of the event published in Quartl). Congratulations!
Robert Gantner has visited FAU and TUM on July 3-7, 2017.
April 21-23, 2017: BGCE Opening Weekend
Call for 6th BGCE Student Paper Prize
Applications for the 6th BGCE Student Paper Prize have been possible until December 11, 2016.
ENB Elite Cup 2016As every year, BGCE sent a brave and glorious team to the Elite Cup.
Players from all 3 locations (Erlangen, München and Garching) joined forces for a very good 5th place. Besides, BGCE was the only team who succeeded to arrive in the quarter finals with 3 won games in the group stage. And, we managed to beat FIM 1, the winner of the Elite Cup of 2015!
April 08-10, 2016: BGCE Opening Weekend
The 2016 opening weekend of the whole "BGCE family" took place at the Generali-Seminarzentrum in Bernried. Report and pictures ...
ENB Graduation Ceremony 2015
On November 19, 2015, this year's ENB graduation ceremony took place in Augsburg. In a celebratory ambiance, also several BGCE students were present to receive their ENB certificates.
5th BGCE Student Paper Prize awarded
The 5th BGCE Student Paper Prize has been awarded to Mr. David Emerson (Tufts University, USA). Congratulations!
David Emerson will visit FAU and TUM in the summer.
April 10-12, 2015: BGCE Opening Weekend
The 2015 opening weekend of the whole "BGCE family" took place at the Generali-Seminarzentrum in Bernried. Report and pictures ...
Call for 5th BGCE Student Paper Prize
Applications for the 5th BGCE Student Paper Prize are possible until December 14, 2014. .
5 more years for BGCE!
The BGCE funding for the upcoming 5 years has recently been approved! So BGCE will continue its successful story up to 2020 (at least ;-)). Thanks once again to everybody who contributed to this success, and thanks to the Elitenetzwerk Bayern and the two supporting universities TUM and FAU.
See also some impressions from our 10th anniversary ceremony & party!
ENB Graduation Ceremony 2014
On November 13, 2014, this year's ENB graduation ceremony took place in Nürnberg. In a celebratory ambiance, also several BGCE students were present to receive their ENB certificates (some impressions).
BGCE 10th anniversary & graduation ceremony 2014
On Oct. 30, 2014, the whole BGCE "family" gathered in Garching to party the 10 successful years as well as to applaude this year's BGCE graduates. For details, see the ENB report on the event.
ENB Elite Cup 2014One day before the final of the FIFA World Cup, BGCE managed to put his "golden generation" into scene: The team made it to the semi finals of the ENB Elite Cup 2014!
Our heros involved all 3 locations (Erlangen, München and Garching) who joined forces for this best soccer cup result in BGCE history! Congrats!
April 11-13, 2014: BGCE Opening Weekend
The 2014 opening weekend of the whole "BGCE family" took place at the Generali-Seminarzentrum in Bernried.
ENB Graduation Ceremony 2013
On December 02, 2013, this year's ENB graduation ceremony took place in Munich. In a celebratory ambiance in the Prinzregententheater, also several BGCE students were present to receive their ENB certificates.
BGCE students act in ENB video
On the occasion of the annual meeting with Nobel Price winners organised by the ENB, a video was produced where several current and former students of ENB programmes appear. Many of them are BGCE students who say goodbye in their mother's tongue.
ENB Elite Cup 2013BGCE participated in the ENB Elite Cup 2013. We are the "champions of the hearts" :-).
4th BGCE Student Paper Prize
The 4th BGCE Student Paper Prize has been awarded at SIAM CS&E on March 28, 2013. Out of eight finalists who well presented nice work, Mr. Tobin Isaac of the University of Texas in Austin won the prize with his presentation on "Advanced simulation of polar ice sheets: meshing, parallel adaptivity, high-order discretization, robust scalable solvers, and inversion for basal boundary conditions".
April 12-14, 2013: BGCE Opening Weekend
The 2013 opening weekend of the whole "BGCE family" took place at the Generali-Seminarzentrum in Bernried.
ENB Graduation Ceremony 2012
On November 30, 2012, this year's ENB graduation ceremony took place in Garching. In a celebratory ambiance, also 7 BGCE students were present to receive their ENB certificates.
Call for 4th BGCE Student Paper Prize
Applications for the 4th BGCE Student Paper Prize are possible until December 16, 2012.
On Saturday, July 7, 2012, this year's EliteCup took place. BGCE achieved (again) to be the champion of the hearts ;-).
April 13-15, 2012: BGCE Opening Weekend
The 2012 opening weekend of the whole "BGCE family" took place at the Generali-Seminarzentrum in Bernried.
2nd prize for BGCE poster at ASIM TCSE Workshop
On February 14, the BGCE honours project team Mihail Georgiev, Diana Gudu, Michael Hinterstocker, Tijana Kovacevic, and Amirhesam Shahvarani received the 2nd prize of the poster award at the ASIM TCSE Workshop 2012 in Vienna for their poster "GPU-accelerated MRI Simulation and Visualization on a CAVE-like environment". Congratulations!
A corresponding research report is online at the ENB.
ENB Graduation Ceremony 2011
On October 28, 2011, this year's ENB graduation ceremony took place in Bayreuth. In a celebratory ambiance, also 10 BGCE students were present to receive their ENB certificates.
3rd BGCE Student Paper Prize: Visit of Andrea Manzoni in Bavaria
The 3rd BGCE Student Paper Prize has been awarded to Mr. Andrea Manzoni of EPF Lausanne (see SIAM News). The prize consists of a one-week visit at the two BGCE universities FAU and TUM which took place in July 2011 with interesting and fruitful discussions. In particular, Andrea Manzoni gave two nice talks on "Model order reduction by reduced basis for optimal control and shape optimization".
Best Result ever in ENB-EliteCup
On July 2, 2011, this year's BGCE soccer team took part in the EliteCup. We were able to achieve rank 10 out of 14 participants of about 30 programs (have a look on the nice certificate ;-)). Only the goal difference in a strong group held us after a victory, a loss and an even match from away off the quarter finals! So a steep positive gradient compared to last year's performance (10 out of 13) :-) Thanks to all participants and supporters!
April 08-10, 2011: BGCE Opening Weekend in Bernried
3rd BGCE Student Paper Prize
The 3rd BGCE Student Paper Prize has been awarded at SIAM CS&E on March 4, 2011. Out of eight finalists who well presented nice work, Mr. Andrea Manzoni of EPF Lausanne won the prize with his presentation on "Model order reduction by reduced basis for optimal control and shape optimization".
November 6, 2010: ENB introduction event for new ENB students in TUM-Audimax
November 18, 2010: CSE/come.tum Degree Ceremony in Garching
October 11-15, 2010: Compact course "Introduction to OpenCL for medical imaging"Dr. H. Köstler. Location: University of Lübeck.
August 9-13, 2010: Compact course "Numerical Methods for Hyperbolic Systems"Jesper Oppelstrupp, Erlangen: course details
Best Result ever in ENB-EliteCup
On July 3, 2010, this year's BGCE soccer team achieved the best result in the EliteCup in the BGCE history: rank 10 out of 13 participants (have a look on the nice certificate). After two very unlucky lost games (0:1), the decision for rank 9 had to be drawn from the penalty shootout. Again very unlucky ;-) Nevertheless, rank 10 of 30 ENB programs is quite good :-)
April 16-18, 2010: BGCE Opening Weekend
The 2010 opening weekend of the whole "BGCE family" took place at the Generali-Seminarzentrum in Bernried.
March 15-19, 2010: Compact Course "Advanced numerical techniques with applications in image processing"
Compact Course, March 15-19, 2010, at KTH Stockholm
Best Student Presentation
Dheevatsa Mudigere, one of our 2009 graduates of the BGCE elite programme, received the "Best student paper award" at the International Conference on High Performance Computing (HiPC 2009) in Kochi, India, for his paper "Fast GPU data rearrangement kernels using CUDA". The paper is related to his master's thesis, a joint project of the GE labs in Bangalore and the Chair of Scientific Computing of TUM's Computer Science department.
October 30th, 2009: Graduation Ceremony of ENB
The graduation ceremony of the Elite Network of Bavaria (ENB) took place in the Neuhaussaal of the Theater Regensburg.
October 12th - 14th, 2009: Workshop: Cell Broadband Engine
An introduction to Parallel Programming on the Cell Broadband Engine was held by Markus Stürmer and Daniel Ritter (from FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg) in Garching
July 29, 2009: ENB Symposium
Symposium of the three ENB programs "Identification, Optimization and Control with Applications in Modern Technologies", "Bavarian Graduate School of Computational Engineering" and "TopMath" in Freising.
Apr 17-19, 2009: BGCE Opening Weekend
The 2009 Opening weekend took place at the Generali-Seminarzentrum in Bernried.
March 2-6, 2009: Efficient Multigrid Methods in Computer Vision and Medical Image Processing
Compact Course, March 2-6, 2009, at KTH Stockholm
Nov 11, 2008: CSE/come.tum degree ceremony
In 2008, the annual joint degree ceremony of the two Master's programs come.tum and CSE was again hosted by the CSE program in the Mathematics/Informatics building in Garching. Dr.-Ing. Wolfram Vol from BMW was our special guest speaker for the evening, and gave a presentation on the "virtual planning process in sheet metal forming".
Okt, 2008: Double Degree Program "Computational Engineering" (Erlangen, Stockholm)
Starting the winter semester 2008/2009, students of Computational Engineering can obtain a double Master's degree from FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg and Kungl. Tekniska Hoegskolan, Stockholm, Sweden. According to the agreement between the universities, both universities will award the candidate a master's degree, giving the graduates an important extra qualification for the international job market.
The first year program at the home university covers advanced basics of Computational Engineering, and the second year at the guest university is devoted to depth in a choice of specializations, and to the writing of the Master's thesis. The programs at KTH and FAU are international and the instructional language is English. The DAAD academic mobility funding agency supports the double degree program with travel grants and scholarships for participating students.
The double degree can also be combined with participation in the Bavarian Graduate School in Computational Engineering (BGCE). The first BGCE students have started their stay in Stockholm for winter term 08/09, already.
Jun 16, 2007: come.tum/CSE trip to Garmisch-Partenkirchen
The summer trip 2008 of BGCE's two Munich programs, CSE and come.tum, went to the center of Bavaria: the Befreiungshalle near Kelheim, the famous Donaudurchbruch, and the Kloster Weltenburg. (see pictures of the event).
Apr 11-13, 2008: BGCE Weekend in Westerham
The IHK in Westerham was once more the site for the BGCE Opening Weekend, the inauguration of new BGCE students, and come-together of all BGCE students and staff.
Nov 17, 2007: Elitenetzwerk Graduation Ceremony
The Elitenetzwerk graduation ceremony 2007 was celebrated at the Glaspalast Augsburg on November, 17th. State minister Dr. Goppel and the CEO of the Bavarian Business Association, Bertram Brossardt, honoured the honours graduates of BGCE and of all other master's and doctorate programs within the Elite Network of Bavaria.
Oct 25, 2007: come.tum/CSE degree ceremony
The third joint degree ceremony of the two Master's programs come.tum and CSE, took place on Oct 25. Among the graduates was also the second year of honours graduates who finished the BGCE elite program in Munich.
Jun 16, 2007: come.tum/CSE trip to Garmisch-Partenkirchen
This year's joint summer trip of BGCE's two Munich programs, CSE and come.tum, led us into Bavaria's beautiful mountains - we enjoyed a hiking tour near Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
After a visit of the Partnachklamm, which offered a spectacular though wet experience, a nice hiking tour led us up to Eckbauer, through Wamberg - Germany's highest village with an own church - and back to the Olympic ski stadium in Garmisch (see pictures of the event).
Mar 16-18, 2007: BGCE Weekend in Bernried
For the first time, the former BGCE Opening Weekend was organised as a come-together of all BGCE students and staff at the Generali-Seminarzentrum in Bernried. On Friday, Mar 16, the official welcome of the new BGCE students was followed by the so-called "Kaminabend" with Prof. Freymann from BMW Forschung&Technik as special guest, giving an exciting talk on "Mobility in the Future". On Saturday and Sunday, the BGCE students attended the seminars
- When Teamwork Works (moderated by Katrin Lippmann and Andrea Haider), a teamwork seminar for the new BGCE students.
- Creating and Developing a Business Idea (moderated by Dierk Röschke with Dr. Bernward Jopen from UnternehmerTUM as special guest on Sunday).
Feb 23, 2007: BGCE Student Prize Session at SIAM's CSE Conference
Alfonso Bueno Arovio of Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha in Spain has been awarded the 2007 BGCE student prize in Computational Science and Engineering at the SIAM CSE conference, February 23, 2007, in Costa Mesa, California. Read more about the BGCE Student Prize Session on the GSCI Digest.
Nov 25, 2006: Elitenetzwerk Graduation Ceremony
The first Elitenetzwerk graduation ceremony was celebrated at the Residenz in Würzburg on November, 25th. State minister Dr. Goppel honoured the first honours graduates of BGCE and of all other master's and doctorate programs within the Elite Network of Bavaria.
Oct 23, 2006: CSE/come.tum degree ceremony
During the second joint degree ceremony of the two Master's programs come.tum and CSE, on Oct 23, the first honours graduates who finished the BGCE elite program in Munich were celebrated.
Oct 20-21, 2006: Mitgliedertagung Elitenetzwerk Bayern
The BGCE took part in the first member conference of the Elitenetzwerk Bayern.
Sep 17-29, 2006: Ferienakademie
For the second time, the BGCE contributed (12 students, 4 lecturers) to two simulation courses at the Sarntal Ferienakademie. This year's, "BGCE courses" were
- "Numerische Optimierung und Formfindung - Realisierung an einem Membrantragwerk", and
- "Numerical Simulation - From the Modell to the Software".
The students of the "Optimization and Form Finding" course also proved their practical skills during the seminar by designing, simulating, and putting up a party tent for the final session.
Jul 4, 2006: CSE/come.tum trip to Linderhof
The joint summer trip of BGCE's two Munich programs, CSE and come.tum, has become a nice tradition. After trips to Herrenchiemsee (2003), Kaltenberg (2004), and Königsee (2005), this year's summer excursion led us to Schloss Linderhof and Ettal.
The thorough inspection of Schloss Linderhof, including park and grotto, was followed by a visit of the cheese manufactoring centre and the monastery in Ettal (pictures of the event).
Mar 24-26, 2006: Opening Weekend in Westerham
The 2006 class of honours students will start the BGCE program with this opening weekend at the IHK Tagungszentrum in Westerham. Friday, 24th, will see the introduction of students and lecturers, and the presentation of activities in the following year.
Prof. Dr. Reinhard, head of Siemens Medical Solutions in Erlangen, will be our guest of honour for Friday evening.
On Saturday and Sunday, there will be a block seminar for the honours students.
Nov 3, 2005: come.tum/CSE degree ceremony
The BGCE hosted the first joint degree ceremony of the two Munich program, come.tum and CSE. Invited speaker of the evening was Dr. Jürgen Kohler from DaimlerChrysler, giving a lecture on the importance simulation in automotive engineering (pictures of the ceremony).
Sep 18-30, 2005: Ferienakademie
Disregarding the Oktoberfest, 14 students of BGCE spend the final two weeks of September in Sarntal/Italy to join the Ferienakademie. This year, two courses,
- "Computational Mechanics - Modellierung, Simulation, Experiment", and
- "Numerische Simulation - Vom Modell zur Visualisierung"
where dedicated to topics in computational engineering, and where thus attended by the CSE students.
Jul 25-26 2005: Visit at Hirschvogel/Schongau
The third session of our soft skills seminar "Leading yourself and others" included a visit to "Hirschvogel Komponenten GmbH" in Schongau. Albert Kees, personnel manager at Hirschvogel, introduced his company to us, and led a lifely discussion about question of leadership in a medium-sized company.
Mar 5-6, 2005: Opening Weekend in Westerham
On the first weekend of march 2005, the first group of honours students met at the IHK Tagungszentrum in Westerham. After the usual welcome and introduction ceremonies, details of the honours program's curriculum were presented and discussed.
On Saturday evening, Prof. Dr. Klaus Wucherer, executive vice president of Siemens AG, was special guest for a fireside chat on the topic "High End Computing - the Future of Engineering".
Nov 11, 2004: Official Start of the Elitenetzwerk Bayern
As part of an afternoon ceremony at Munich's "Pinakotek der Moderne", Ministerpräsident Edmund Stoiber and Wissenschaftsminister Thomas Goppel gave the official start of the Elitenetzwerk Bayern.
Jul 16, 2004: Grand Opening of the Bavarian Graduate School
The Bavarian Graduate School of Computational Engineering will officially be inaugurated on July, 16, 2004. The inauguration will be part of the festivities for the awarding of an honorary doctorate to Prof. Ramm. The ceremony will start at 15:00 in lecture hall N1190 (TUM, main campus).
Mar 9, 2004: Introducing 15 Elite Programs in Bavaria
On March, 9th, 2004, the Staatskanzlei Bayern introduced 10 Elite programs (Elitestudiengänge) and 10 PhD programs as part of the Elitenetzwerk Bayern (see the respective press release in German).