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Seminars on high performance computing

Teaching Staff

The courses will be carried out by scientists who work with High Performance Computing Systems on a daily basis;

Dr. Kainourgiakis
Dr. Michael E. Kainourgiakis is a Researcher at the Enviromental Research Lab of the NCSR "Demokritos". He holds a BSc from the University of Ioannina (1989) and a PhD from the University of Athens (2000), both in Chemistry.  His research interests include computer simulations of physicochemical phenomena in mesoscopic as well as in molecular level.
Dr. Politis
Dr. Maurice Politis is a Computational Science Technical stuff at the University of Western Macedonia (Kozani, Greece), Environmental Technology Laboratory - Department of Mechanical Engineering and an Affiliated researcher at the Laboratory of Inorganic Materials at the Chemical Process Engineering Research Institute (Thessaloniki, Greece). He is the system administrator of the University’s HPC clusters (Gigabit and Infiniband). He holds a Masters in Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering from the University of Surrey, UK and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering the University of Western Macedonia. His research interest are in the area of random heterogeneous materials (e.g. composites, colloids, polymer blends, bone wood and blood) with the aspiration to apply a unified methodology to characterize quantitatively the microstructure of disordered heterogeneous materials using theoretical and high performance computer-simulation techniques. Also an enthusiastic user of social web, he can be reached through his personal site, and twitter, @mgpolitis.
Dr. Spyropoulos
Dr. Antony N. Spyropoulos is a Technical Laboratory Staff at the Computer Center of School of Chemical Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). He is working as a system administrator: of the Computational Cluster Pegasus and of the computer network of the School. He holds a Diploma from NTUA (1996) and a PhD from NTUA (2003), both in chemical engineering. His research interests are: numerical solution of partial differential equations with Galerkin/finite element methods, nonlinear analysis (bifurcation, stability), parallel processing methods for large-scale scientific computing, sparse matrix computations, eigenvalue computations and optimization methods.
Dr. Yiotis
Dr. Andreas Yiotis is a research associate at the Environmental Research Lab of the NCSR "Demokritos". He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens. He has attended High Performance Computing cources at the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Center and has worked as a visting researcher at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center under programs funded by the the European Commission and the Spanish Goverment. His research interests include Lattice Boltzmann modeling of multiphase flows in porous media and Molecular Dynamics simualtions of liquid-gas interfaces.