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The Computational Sciences Group is involved in several educational activities and offers advanced graduate level courses within KAUST's Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering Division. The courses are problem-solving oriented aiming to enable the students to develop efficient solutions for practically relevant problems based on solid theoretical foundations and mathematically precise modeling.

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Educational Activities

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Regional Education

Prof. Dr. Dominik L. Michels, M.Sc.

Education has become part of the international market economy – schools and universities compete worldwide. To be competitive, early childhood education is the foundation. In Germany, early childhood education is often approached in the context of social inequalities, whereas in the Arab world, the improvement of school and university education is prioritized. Participating in the working group on Arab and German education as part of the AGYA project at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and serving as the education lead of KAUST's Visual Computing Center, we are involved in academic outreach activities in the Arab world. The working group also compares the scientific awareness of school children and major challenges of young scholars in the academic landscapes. By mapping the current situation in different regions and creating a network for knowledge exchange, the group intends to identify best practices to increase the capacity of emerging students and scholars.

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KAUST-SdV

KAUST-SdV: Research, Language and Culture in KSA

Prof. Dr. Dominik L. Michels, M.Sc.

KAUST-SdV is a scholarship program within the framework of the German National Merit Foundation under the patronage of the German Federal Foreign Office. It allows students to join KAUST for research internships or to enroll in Master or Ph.D. programs and provides them with full stipends.

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KAUST CSG New Student Orientation

Prof. Dr. Dominik L. Michels, M.Sc.

We maintain a lab wiki providing a comprehensive source of information and material for new coming students and researchers working with us in the field of the computational sciences (internal access only).

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Teaching in Spring Semester 2018

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AMCS 394C: Fourier and Wavelet Theory

Prof. Dr. Dominik L. Michels, M.Sc.

The course provides a detailed and mathematically precise introduction to Fourier, Wavelet and multiresolution analysis from a computational point of view. This includes algorithmical aspects, complexity analysis, and exemplary applications relevant to scientific and visual computing.

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AMCS 255: Advanced Computational Physics

Prof. Dr. Dominik L. Michels, M.Sc.

This course covers a selection of advanced topics related to computational physics. Based on prior knowledge in calculus and linear algebra, the following topics are considered: Lagrangian formalism, symmetries and conservation laws, stability and bifurcation, multi-body problems and rigid bodies, linear and nonlinear oscillations, Hamiltonian formalism, canonical transformations and invariances, Liouville's theorem, discrete Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formalisms, Hamilton Jacobi theory, transition to quantum mechanics, relativity, fields.

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​Teaching in Spring Semester 2017

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CS 290C: Advanced Computational Physics

Prof. Dr. Dominik L. Michels, M.Sc.

This course covers a selection of advanced topics related to computational physics. Based on prior knowledge in calculus and linear algebra, the following topics are considered: Lagrangian formalism, symmetries and conservation laws, stability and bifurcation, multi-body problems and rigid bodies, linear and nonlinear oscillations, Hamiltonian formalism, canonical transformations and invariances, Liouville's theorem, discrete Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formalisms, Hamilton Jacobi theory, transition to quantum mechanics, relativity, fields.

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