11-15 October 2021
Europe/Helsinki timezone


Speakers of the event are high level experts who will bring their valuable knowledge from various aspects to the course topics.


Dr. Jussi Enkovaara is a senior application scientist in HPC support at CSC. Dr. Enkovaara has been teaching various topics in HPC for over ten years. Topics include CUDA and OpenACC programming, MPI, OpenMP, hybrid MPI+OpenMP as well as Python in HPC.


Dr. Daniel Klocke holds a PhD in Meteorology with extensive experience with numerical models for weather forecasting and climate research. His work focused on high-resolution simulations and is currently coordinating the international DYAMOND project, which is pioneering global coupled storm and ocean-eddy resolving simulations. Recently he joined the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology as the lead of the computational infrastructure and model development group, is responsible for the coordination of the ICON earth system development at MPI-M.


Dr. Markus Koskela is a senior application specialist at CSC focusing in data analytics, machine and deep learning, and GPU computing. Dr. Koskela has extensive experience in teaching both academic and more practice-oriented courses on these topics at various universities and at CSC.


Dr. Alfio Lazzaro joined HPE HPC/AI European Research Lab in October 2018 as a research engineer. He earned his Ph.D. in experimental particle physics at the University of Milan in 2007. In 2010 he joined CERN openlab with a COFUND-CERN and Marie Curie fellowship. From 2012 to 2014 he was an application analyst at Cray, based at the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre. From 2015 to 2018, he was a postdoctoral research associate at ETH Zurich and University of Zurich, working on the CP2K team under the Swiss PASC project. His main interests are optimization and parallelization of scientific applications.


Dr. Talgat Manglayev is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki in the department of physics. He is accelerating the Vlasiator project on GPU using CUDA. He has experience in teaching academic courses and software engineering.


Dr. Pekka Manninen is the Director of LUMI Leadership Computing Facility, in charge of the LUMI infrastructure, EuroHPC Competence Center and future technologies. Dr. Manninen has a long experience in HPC and HPC infrastructures, and has been involved in several pan-European e-infrastructure initiatives. He holds a PhD in theoretical physics and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Helsinki. He has been lecturing several topics in HPC over the course of years, with the closest interest in parallel programming models.


Dr. George S. Markomanolis is a Lead HPC Scientist at CSC - IT Center for Science Ltd. His research interests are on performance evaluation/optimization of HPC applications and parallel I/O analysis on various filesystems among porting applications to new technologies. In his current role explores programming models for the LUMI supercomputer among other activities. He is expert on using many profiling tools, understanding the bottlenecks and propose solutions. Before joining CSC, he was HPC Engineer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Computational Scientist at KAUST, and senior engineer at Barcelona Supercomputing Center. He obtained his M.S. in Computational Science from the department of Informatics and Telecommunication, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece in 2008 and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France in 2014.


Dr. Szilárd Páll is an HPC researcher at the PCD Center for High Performance Computing at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. He has a background in computer science and computational biophysics and has programmed GPU accelerators since 2008. He worked on reformulating key parallel algorithms for modern processor architectures, co-authored the first heterogeneous CPU-GPU parallelization of GROMACS, one of the most widely used HPC simulation software. His recent focus is on efficient asynchronous task scheduling on exascale heterogeneous architectures.


Dr. Fredrik Robertsén is a Technology strategist at CSC working with the LUMI infrastucture. Dr. Robertsén holds a PhD in software engineering from Åbo Akademi specializing in high performance computing. He has been involved in teaching GPU programming and participating in GPU workshops at CSC for the past 6 years.


Assistant Professor Pekka Ruusuvuori from Institute of Biomedicine, University of Turku, holds a degree of Doctor Of Science (in Technology) from signal processing and computer science. He leads the Bioimage Informatics research group, focusing on developing computational methods for biomedical image and data analysis using state-of-the-art machine learning and high performance computing. Recent research projects have focused on computational pathology, where artificial intelligence is developed for automated decision support in, e.g., cancer diagnostics, with accuracy matching or exceeding that of human experts.


Prof. Dr. Thomas Schulthess holds a chair for computational physics at ETH Zurich and directs the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) in Lugano since fall of 2008. He received his PhD in 1994 from ETH Zurich and spent many years at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. While his primary research is on computational methods for materials science, as CSCS Director he has taken interest in developing energy efficient computing systems for climate modeling and meteorology. 


Dr. Mats Sjöberg is a machine learning specialist at CSC focusing on data analytics and machine learning. At CSC he has taught the machine learning and deep learning courses. Previously, Dr. Sjöberg worked as a researcher in information retrieval and computer vision, both at Aalto University and at the University of Helsinki. He also has a long experience of teaching academic courses, including lecturing the Deep Learning course at the University of Helsinki.