Prof. Dr. Michael Georg Bader


Scientific Computing



Contact Details

Visitenkarte in TUMonline

Academic Career and Research Areas

Prof. Bader (* 1971) works on hardware-aware algorithms in computational science and engineering and in high performance computing. In particular, he focuses on challenges imposed by latest supercomputing platforms, and the development of suitable efficient and scalable algorithms and software for simulation tasks in science and engineering. The corresponding research group is therefore located at the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre.

Prof. Bader studied computer science and earned his PhD (in 2001) at TUM. After that, he acted as coordinator of the Elite Master’s Program in “Computational Engineering” (as part of the Elite Network Bavaria) and of the “Munich Centre of Advanced Computing”. From 2009 to 2011, when he accepted the professorship at TUM, he worked as an assistant professor (Juniorprofessor) at the SimTech Cluster of Excellence at University of Stuttgart.


  • SC17 Best Paper Award (2017)
  • Finalist for ACM Gordon Bell Prize (2014)
  • PRACE ISC Award (2014)

Key Publications (alle Publikationen)

A. Reinarz, D. Charrier, M. Bader, L. Bovard, M. Dumbser, K. Duru, F. Fambri, A.-A. Gabriel, J.-M. Gallard, S. K. Koeppel, L. Krenz, L. Rannabauer, L. Rezzolla, P. Samfass, M. Tavelli and T. Weinzierl: “ExaHyPE: An Engine for Parallel Dynamically Adaptive Simulations of Wave Problems”. Computer Physics Communications. 2020; 254, 107251.


Uphoff C, Rettenberger S, Bader M, Madden EH, Ulrich T, Wollherr S, Gabriel AA: "Extreme Scale Multi-Physics Simulations of the Tsunamigenic 2004 Sumatra Megathrust Earthquake". SC '17: Proceedings of the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis. Denver, USA. 12 - 17 November 2017: 21.


Meister O, Rahnema K, Bader M: "Parallel, Memory Efficient Adaptive Mesh Refinement on Structured Triangular Meshes with Billions of Grid Cells". ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software. 2016; 43(3): 19. 


Heinecke A, Breuer A, Rettenberger S, Bader M, Gabriel AA, Pelties C, Bode A, Barth W, Liao XK, Vaidyanathan K, Smelyanskiy M, Dubey P: “Petascale High Order Dynamic Rupture Earthquake Simulations on Heterogeneous Supercomputers”. Proceedings of the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis. 2014; 3-14.


Breuer A, Heinecke A, Rettenberger S, Bader M, Gabriel AA, Pelties C: “Sustained Petascale Performance of Seismic Simulations with SeisSol on SuperMUC”. In: Supercomputing - 29th International Conference, ISC 2014, Volume 8488 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Editor: Kunkel JM, Ludwig TT, Meuer HW. Heidelberg: Springer, 2014: 1-18.