Prof. Dr. Michael Bader


Technische Universität München

Institut für Informatik
Boltzmannstrasse 3
85748 Garching b. München

Tel: +49-89-35831-7810
Fax: +49-89-289-18607
Office: at Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (Boltzmannstr. 1), E.2.044
Email: bader(at)

Office Hours: by arrangement


Michael Bader is associated professor at the Department of Informatics and leads the group on hardware-aware algorithms and software for 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.

Research Topics

  • High Performance Computing/Supercomputing
  • Simulation software: SeisSol, ExaHyPE, sam(oa)²
  • Efficient parallel numerical algorithms (e.g., parallel adaptive mesh refinement, high-order discontinuous Galerkin schemes) and optimising their performance
  • Large-scale simulation in the geosciences: earthquakes, tsunamis

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Research Projects

Running Projects

Completed Projects

Currently Teaching

Winter term 2022/23

TitleCourse no.TypeLecturer (assistant)
Bachelor-Practical Course Tsunami-Simulation (IN0012, IN4153)0000000791PR
  • M. G. Bader [L]
  • M. Marot-Lassauzaie
  • M. Wille
Master Practical Course - Scientific Computing - High-Performance Computing (IN2106, IN4230)2409687962PR
  • M. G. Bader [L]
  • K. Gaddameedi
  • L. Krenz
  • M. Marot-Lassauzaie
Numerical Algorithms for High Performance Computing (IN2398)0000000816VO
  • M. G. Bader [L]
  • R. Dorozhinskii
  • M. Geiger
Scientific Computing 1 (IN2005)0000001358VO
  • M. G. Bader [L]
  • K. Ravi
Seminar Course - Fundamentals of Wave Simulation - Solving Hyperbolic Systems of PDEs (IN2183, IN2107)0000000665SE
  • M. G. Bader [L]
  • L. Krenz


  • Bader, Michael: Space-Filling Curves - An Introduction with Applications in Scientific Computing. Texts in Computational Science and Engineering 9. Springer-Verlag, 2013 more… BibTeX

Journals & Conference Publications

  • Wolf, Sebastian; Galis, Martin; Uphoff, Carsten; Gabriel, Alice-Agnes; Moczo, Peter; Gregor, David; Bader, Michael: An efficient ADER-DG local time stepping scheme for 3D HPC simulation of seismic waves in poroelastic media. Journal of Computational Physics 455, 2022, 110886 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Duru, Kenneth; Rannabauer, Leonhard; Gabriel, Alice-Agnes; Ling, On Ki Angel; Igel, Heiner; Bader, Michael: A stable discontinuous Galerkin method for linear elastodynamics in 3D geometrically complex elastic solids using physics based numerical fluxes. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 389, 2022, 114386 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Hartwig Anzt; Felix Bach; Stephan Druskat; Frank Löffler; Axel Loewe; Bernhard Y. Renard; Gunnar Seemann; Alexander Struck; Elke Achhammer; Piush Aggarwal; Franziska Appel; Michael Bader; Lutz Brusch; Christian Busse; Gerasimos Chourdakis; Piotr Wojciech Dabrowski; Peter Ebert; Bernd Flemisch; Sven Friedl; Bernadette Fritzsch; Maximilian D. Funk; Volker Gast; Florian Goth; Jean-Noël Grad; Jan Hegewald; Sibylle Hermann; Florian Hohmann; Stephan Janosch; Dominik Kutra; Jan Linxweiler; Thilo Muth; Wolfgang Peters-Kottig; Fabian Rack; Fabian H.C. Raters; Stephan Rave; Guido Reina; Malte Reißig; Timo Ropinski; Joerg Schaarschmidt; Heidi Seibold; Jan P. Thiele; Benjamin Uekermann; Stefan Unger; Rudolf Weeber: An environment for sustainable research software in Germany and beyond: current state, open challenges, and call for action. F1000Research 9 (295), 2021 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Samfass, Philipp; Weinzierl, Tobias; Reinarz, Anne; Bader, Michael: Doubt and Redundancy Kill Soft Errors—Towards Detection and Correction of Silent Data Corruption in Task-based Numerical Software. 2021 IEEE/ACM 11th Workshop on Fault Tolerance for HPC at eXtreme Scale (FTXS), 2021Workshop at the SC21 Supercomputing Conference more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Dorozhinskii, Ravil; Bader, Michael: SeisSol on Distributed Multi-GPU Systems: CUDA Code Generation for the Modal Discontinuous Galerkin Method. HPC Asia 2021: The International Conference on High Performance Computing in Asia-Pacific Region, ACM, 2021, 69-82 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Krenz, Lukas; Uphoff, Carsten; Ulrich, Thomas; Gabriel, Alice-Agnes; Abrahams, Lauren S.; Dunham, Eric M.; Bader, Michael: 3D acoustic-elastic coupling with gravity: the dynamics of the 2018 Palu, Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami. Proceedings of the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, Association for Computing Machinery, 2021 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Philipp Samfass; Jannis Klinkenberg; Minh Thanh Chung; Michael Bader: Predictive, reactive and replication-based load balancing of tasks in Chameleon and sam(oa)2. Proceedings of the Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing Conference, ACM, 2021 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Linus Seelinger; Anne Reinarz; Leonhard Rannabauer; Michael Bader; Peter Bastian; Robert Scheichl: High Performance Uncertainty Quantification with Parallelized Multilevel Markov Chain Monte Carlo. Proceedings of the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC21) (SC '21), Association for Computing Machinery, 2021 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Samfass, Philipp; Weinzierl, Tobias; Charrier, Dominic E.; Bader, Michael: Lightweight task offloading exploiting MPI wait times for parallel adaptive mesh refinement. Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience 32 (24), 2020 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Kenneth Duru; Leonhard Rannabauer; Alice-Agnes Gabriel; Gunilla Kreiss; Michael Bader: A stable discontinuous Galerkin method for the perfectly matched layer for elastodynamics in first order form. Numerische Mathematik 146, 2020, 729-782 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )

Book Sections

  • Heinecke, Alexander; Breuer, Alexander; Bader, Michael: High Performance Seismic Simulations. In: Jeffers, James; Reinders, James; Sodani, Avinash (Ed.): Intel Xeon Phi Processor High Performance Programming - Knights Landing Edition. Morgan Kaufmann, 2016 more… BibTeX
  • Bader, Michael; Weinzierl, Tobias: Cache-Oblivious Spacetree Traversals. In: Kao, Ming-Yang (Ed.): Encyclopedia of Algorithms. Springer, 2015 more… BibTeX
  • Bader, Michael; Bungartz, Hans-Joachim; Mehl, Miriam: Space-Filling Curves. In: Padua, D. (Ed.): Encyclopedia of Parallel Computing. Springer, 2011 more… BibTeX


  • Bader, Michael: Hierarchical Bases for the Indefinite Helmholtz Equation. (Talk) 1998 more… BibTeX


  • Wolf, Sebastian; Galis, Martin; Uphoff, Carsten; Gabriel, Alice-Agnes; Moczo, Peter; Gregor, Dávid; Bader, Michael: An Efficient ADER-DG Scheme for Simulation of Seismic Waves in Poroelastic Media. SSA Annual Meeting 2022, 2022Bellevue, Washington, USA more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)
  • Wolf, Sebastian; Bader, Michael; Gabriel, Alice-Agnes; Galis, Martin; Uphoff, Carsten: Wave propagation in anisotropic and poroelastic media using high order ADER-DG. ISC High Performance 2021, 2021 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)
  • Bader, Michael; Gallard, Jean-Matthieu; Rannabauer, Leonhard; Reinarz, Anne; Weinzierl, Tobias: Role-Oriented Code Generation in ExaHyPE. SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering 2021, 2021 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)
  • Michael Bader; Jean-Matthieu Gallard; Leonhard Rannabauer; Anne Reinarz; Michael Dumbser; Alice-Agnes Gabriel; Tobias Weinzierl: Solving Hyperbolic PDE Systems with ExaHyPE. 2020 SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing, 2020 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)
  • Krenz, Lukas; Uphoff, Carsten; Abrahams, Lauren; Gabriel, Alice-Agnes; Dunham, Eric; Bader, Michael: Elastic-Acoustic Coupling for 3D Tsunamigenic Earthquake Simulations with ADER-DG on Unstructured Tetrahedral Meshes. AGU Fall Meeting, 2019San Francisco, USA more… BibTeX

Supervised Dissertations