Prof. Dr. Michael Bader


Technische Universität München

TUM School of CIT
Department of Computer Science
Boltzmannstrasse 3
85748 Garching

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 Computer Science 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 2023/24

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
  • M. Marot-Lassauzaie
Numerical Algorithms for High Performance Computing (IN2398)0000000816VI
  • M. G. Bader [L]
  • K. Gaddameedi
  • M. Mühlhäußer
Practical Scientific Computing 1 (IN2005)0000000231UE
  • M. G. Bader [L]
  • C. Datar
  • K. Ravi
Scientific Computing 1 (IN2005)0000001358VO
  • M. G. Bader [L]
  • C. Datar
  • K. Ravi
Seminar Course - Fundamentals of Wave Simulation - Solving Hyperbolic Systems of PDEs (IN2183, IN2107)0000000665SE
  • M. G. Bader [L]
  • D. Schneller

Summer term 2024

TitleCourse no.TypeLecturer (assistant)
Algorithms for Scientific Computing (IN2001)0000002480VI
  • M. G. Bader [L]
  • K. Gaddameedi
  • M. Wille
B.Sc. Seminar - High-Performance Computing (IN0014, IN4952)0000003260SE
  • M. G. Bader [L]
  • H. Liu Weng
  • S. Narvaez Rivas
M.Sc. Seminar: Modern Trends in High Performance Computing (IN218305, IN2107)0000002603SE
  • M. G. Bader [L]
  • H. Liu Weng
  • S. Narvaez Rivas
Scientific Computing II (IN2141)0000002465VI
  • M. G. Bader [L]
  • M. Mishra
  • D. Schneller


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

Publications (Journals, Proceedings, Book Contributions)

  • Ravil Dorozhinskii; Gonzalo Brito Gadeschi; Michael Bader: Fused GEMMs towards an efficient GPU implementation of the ADER-DG method in SeisSol. Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience 36 (12), 2024, e8037 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Folch, Arnau; Abril, Claudia; Afanasiev, Michael; Amati, Giorgio; Bader, Michael; Badia, Rosa M.; Bayraktar, Hafize B.; Barsotti, Sara; Basili, Roberto; Bernardi, Fabrizio; Boehm, Christian; Brizuela, Beatriz; Brogi, Federico; Cabrera, Eduardo; Casarotti, Emanuele; Castro, Manuel J.; Cerminara, Matteo; Cirella, Antonella; Cheptsov, Alexey; Conejero, Javier; Costa, Antonio; de la Asunción, Marc; de la Puente, Josep; Djuric, Marco; Dorozhinskii, Ravil; Espinosa, Gabriela; Esposti-Ongaro, Tomaso; Farnós, Joan; Favretto-Cristini, Nathalie; Fichtner, Andreas; Fournier, Alexandre; Gabriel, Alice-Agnes; Gallard, Jean-Matthieu; Gibbons, Steven J.; Glimsdal, Sylfest; González-Vida, José Manuel; Gracia, Jose; Gregorio, Rose; Gutierrez, Natalia; Halldorsson, Benedikt; Hamitou, Okba; Houzeaux, Guillaume; Jaure, Stephan; Kessar, Mouloud; Krenz, Lukas; Krischer, Lion; Laforet, Soline; Lanucara, Piero; Li, Bo; Lorenzino, Maria Concetta et al.: The EU Center of Excellence for Exascale in Solid Earth (ChEESE): Implementation, results, and roadmap for the second phase. Future Generation Computer Systems 146, 2023, 47-61 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Krenz, Lukas; Wolf, Sebastian; Hillers, Gregor; Gabriel, Alice-Agnes; Bader, Michael: Numerical Simulations of Seismoacoustic Nuisance Patterns from an Induced M 1.8 Earthquake in the Helsinki, Southern Finland, Metropolitan Area. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 113 (4), 2023, 1596-1615 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Mario Wille; Tobias Weinzierl; Gonzalo Brito Gadeschi; Michael Bader: Efficient GPU Offloading with OpenMP for a Hyperbolic Finite Volume Solver on Dynamically Adaptive Meshes – HPC Algorithms and Applications. In: High Performance Computing. Springer (13948. edn.), 2023, 65-85 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI ) Full text (mediaTUM)
  • 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 )
  • Yakup Budanaz; Mario Wille; Michael Bader: Asynchronous Workload Balancing through Persistent Work-Stealing and Offloading for a Distributed Actor Model Library. 2022 IEEE/ACM Parallel Applications Workshop: Alternatives To MPI+X (PAW-ATM), 2022SC22 Workshops more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI ) Full text (mediaTUM)
  • 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 )


  • Michael Bader: Speeding Up Bayesian Inverse Problems with Fused Simulations. SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing (PP24), 2024 more… BibTeX
  • Michael Bader: Model Flexibility and Performance Portability for Extreme-Scale Earthquake Simulations. 2023 SIAM Conference on Mathematical & Computational Issues in the Geosciences, 2023 more… BibTeX
  • Michael Bader et al.: Doubt and Redundancy Kill Soft Errors - Replication-Based Resilience in ExaHyPE. SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing (PP22), 2022 more… BibTeX
  • Ravil Dorozhinskii; Michael Bader: GPU Optimisation of Local Time Stepping on Unstructured Adaptive Meshes. SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing (PP22), 2022 more… BibTeX
  • Michael Bader et al.: ExaSeis: Seismic Wave Propagation and Earthquake Modelling in the ExaHyPE Engine. The PASC21 Conference, 2021 more… BibTeX
  • Michael Bader et al.: High-Order DG Solvers in ExaHyPE: from Shallow Water to Solid Earth. SIAM Conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in the Geosciences (GS21), 2021 more… BibTeX
  • Michael Bader: Towards Exascale Hyperbolic PDE Engines – Are We Skating to Where the Puck Will Be? Supercomputing Frontiers Europe 2020, 2020 more… BibTeX
  • Michael Bader: A Simulation Pipeline for the Simulation of Earthquakes and Resulting Tsunamis. SIAM Conference on Mathematical & Computational Issues in the Geosciences (GS19), 2019Houston, USA more… BibTeX
  • Michael Bader: Challenges for High Order Simulations for Seismology. (Talk / International HPC Summer School 2018) 2018 more… BibTeX
  • Michael Bader: Extreme Scale Multi-Physics Simulations of the 2004 Sumatra Megathrust Earthquake. (Talk / TUM-IAS Scientists Meet Scientists – Wednesday Coffee Talk) 2018 more… BibTeX


  • Meister, Oliver; Bader, Michael: A Software Concept for Cache-Efficient Adaptive PDE Solvers -- Applied to Porous Media Flow. SimTech 2011 2011Universität Stuttgart more… BibTeX
  • Meister, Oliver; Bader, Michael: A Software Concept for Memory-Efficient Adaptive Grid Traversals. SimTech Statuseminar 2010 2010Bad Boll more… BibTeX

Supervised Dissertations

  • Krenz, Lukas Daniel Sidney: A Fully Coupled Model for Petascale Earthquake-Tsunami and Earthquake-Sound Simulations. Dissertation, 2024 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)
  • Samfass, Philipp: Reactive Load Balancing and Resilience Techniques in Simulation Applications on Supercomputers. Dissertation, 2022 more… BibTeX
  • Rannabauer, Leonhard Andreas: Earthquake and Tsunami Simulation with high-order ADER-DG methods. Dissertation, 2022 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)
  • Gallard, Jean-Matthieu: Template-based code generation for a customizable high-performance hyperbolic PDE engine. Dissertation, 2021 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)
  • Pöppl, Alexander Ludwig: Evaluation of the Actor Model for the Parallelization of Block-Structured Adaptive HPC Applications. Dissertation, 2021 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)
  • Uphoff, Carsten: Flexible model extension and optimisation for earthquake simulations at extreme scales. Dissertation, 2020 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)
  • de Resende Ferreira, Cháulio: Vectorization and Patch-Based Adaptive Mesh Refinement for Finite Volume Solvers. Dissertation, 2019 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)
  • Rettenberger, Sebastian: Scalable I/O on Modern Supercomputers for Simulations on Unstructured Meshes. Dissertation, 2018 more… BibTeX
  • Langenberg, Robert: Analysis and Optimization of the Offline Software of the ATLAS Experiment at CERN. Dissertation, 2017 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)
  • Meister, Oliver: Sierpinski Curves for Parallel Adaptive Mesh Refinement in Finite Element and Finite Volume Methods. Dissertation, 2016 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)
  • Breuer, Alexander Nikolas: High Performance Earthquake Simulations. Dissertation, 2015 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)