Leading a junior research group offers outstanding young scientists the opportunity to conduct independent and financially autonomous research at an early stage.
In order to assess the quality of the research work, some junior research groups are evaluated at KIT about one and a half years before the respective funding ends. The evaluations determine in a regulated and transparent procedure whether the group leaders have developed an independent scientific profile. The evaluation is carried out by the Council for Research and Promotion of Young Scientists (CRYS) and accompanied by the Research Funding Service Unit (FOR). CRYS prepares a recommendation for the Presidential Board, which decides on this basis whether the funded project has met expectations.
Recently, the Helmholtz Young Investigator Group "Fixed-Point Methods for Numerics at Exascale"(FiNE) headed by Dr. Hartwig Anzt was evaluated with "outstanding success". The group, which is based at the Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC), develops and tests numerical algorithms and makes these available to computer science researchers in easy-to-use and sustainable software libraries. The researchers' research goal is to develop algorithms that can efficiently exploit highly parallel computer systems. In addition to scalability, reduced communication and synchronization, and a certain resilience to errors play an important role. The Helmholtz Group is funded until 2022.
Source: News of the KIT Press
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