Advanced Computing Laboratory
Institute of Computational Science
Faculty of Informatics
Universita della Svizzera italiana
Via Giuseppe Buffi 13
Tel: +41 58 666 4850
Prof. Olaf Schenk
Olaf Schenk is a full professor of computing at the Faculty of Informatics at the Universita della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland and an external lecturer at the Department of Mathematics at ETH Zurich. He graduated in Applied Mathematics from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, and earned his PhD in 2001 from the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering of ETH Zurich and a venia legendi from the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Basel in 2009. He conducts research in applied algorithms, computational science, and software tools for high-performance scientific computing. Olaf Schenk is an elected Fellow of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), a senior member of the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), and a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). He is a recipient of an IBM faculty award (2008) and two leadership computing awards from the U.S. Department of Energy (2012, 2013). He is an associate editor of ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software, editorial board member of the SIAM Journal for Scientific Computing (2012-2017) and served e.g. on the project leadership team of the Swiss Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing PASC (2012-2016). He has been elected as the Program Director for the SIAM Activity group on Supercomputing (2016-2017), as Vice Chair for the SIAM Activity group on Supercomputing (2018-2019), and as the current Chair for the SIAM Activity group on Supercomputing (2020-2021). He regularly is a chair of international computer science conferences (e.g. ACM PASC, SIAM PP, IEEE CSE) or serves on various program committees of international computer science conferences. For example, he participated in over 60 technical program committees, including top-level computer science conferences such as the ACM/IEEE Conference on High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC’08, SC’10, SC’13, SC’14, SC’15, SC’16, SC'19), the IEEE International Parallel Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS'10, IPDPS'13, IPDPS'14, IPDPS'16, IPDPS'17, IPDPS'18, IPDPS'19, IPDPS'20, IPDPS'21), and the IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing (HiPC'07, HiPC'09, HiPC'12, HiPC'14, HiPC'16).