The Engineering Mathematics and Computing Lab (EMCL)

The Engineering Mathematics and Computing Lab (EMCL) is a research group at Heidelberg University under the roof of the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR). At EMCL, interdisciplinarity characterizes both daily activities and the long-range direction of research. Our challenge is to enable world-class scientific research by employing leading-edge supercomputing technologies. Working at EMCL often involves developing innovative mathematical approaches, methodologies and technological tools to reveal new insights into the physical world. EMCL currently pursues 4 major research themes. These fields comprise:Computational Mathematics, Hardware Aware Numerics, High Performance Computing and Cloud Computing.

The research group seeks, on the one hand, to develop basic understanding and intellectual means to model complex phenomena and, on the other hand, to create a foundation for building new high-performance technologies. Underlining the importance of application-driven research, part of the activities of EMCL is dedicated to transferring cutting-edge developments to the most daunting challenges with a main emphasis on the following application areas: Medical Engineering, Meteorology and Environmental Sciences. EMCL is presently coordinating EC FPVII projects EXA2GREEN (

Research activities:

Simulation of tropical cyclones.

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  • Develop new multi objective metrics for quantitative assesment and analysis of yhe energy profile of algorithms.
  • Develop on advanced and detailed power consumption monitoring and profiling.
  • Conduct a proof of concept using the weather forecast model COSMO-ART.


For more information you can contact Engineering Mathematics and Computing Lab (EMCL)
Heidelberg University
Speyerer Str. 6 - 69115 Heidelberg Germany