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Prof. Dr. Christoph Pflaum

Computational Engineering

Department of Computer Science
Professorship for Computer Science (Numerical Simulation using Highest-Performance Computers)

Room: Room 00.114
Cauerstraße 11
91058 Erlangen

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Cirriculum Vitae

Personal Data
2/1967 Born in Nürnberg, Germany
Education and Academic Qualification
9/1973 – 8/1977 Elementary school, Nürnberg
9/1977 – 7/1986 Grammar school, Röthenbach a. d. Pegnitz
11/1987 – 11/1992 Studies in mathematics and electrical engineering,
Technical University Munich
11/1992 Diploma in mathematics, Technical University Munich
2/1996 Dr. rer. nat. in mathematics, Technical University Munich
2/1999 Habilitation in mathematics, University Würzburg
Work and Position
8/1986 – 11/1987 Compulsary military service
11/1992 – 2/1996 Research scientist at Bavarian Consortium for
High Performance Scientific Computing
3/1996 – 8/2000 Research assistent at University Würzburg
9/2000 – 8/2001 Faculty Visiting Scholar of the University of California
Center for Applied Scientific Computing
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore California, USA
9/2001 – 5/2003 Research assistent at University Würzburg
since 6/2003 Professor of Computational Engineering at
University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

Publications before 2000

  •  C. Pflaum, Interpolations-, Approximations- und Kombinationseigenschaften dünner Gitter, ZAMM, 699-700, vol. 75, 1995
  •  T. Dornseifer und C. Pflaum, Discretization of elliptic differential equations on curvilinear bounded domains with sparse grids,    Computing, Nummer 3, vol. 56, Seite 197-213, 1996.
  • C. Pflaum, On the regularity of elliptic differential equations using symmetry techniques and suitable discrete spaces ,  Electronic Journal of Differential Equations,  Vol. 1996, No. 11, pp. 1–9.
  • C. Pflaum, Convergence of the combination technique for second-order elliptic differential equations, SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis, Volume 34, Issue 6, pp. 2431-2455, 1997.
  • C. Pflaum,  A multilevel algorithm for the solution of second order elliptic differential equations on sparse grids,Numer. Math., vol. 79, pp. 141-155, 1998.
  • P. Hemker, C. Pflaum, Approximation on partially ordered sets of regular grids, Applied Numerical Mathematics, (25)1 (1997) pp. 55-87.
  • C. Pflaum und A. Zhou, Error analysis of the combination technique, Numer. Math., vol.84, pp. 327-350, 1999.
  • M.  Dobrowolski, S. Gräf, C. Pflaum, On A Posteriori Error Estimators in the Finite Element Method on
    Anisotropic Meshes, Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis, Vol. 8, pp.36–45, 1999.

Publications