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
  • Efficient numerical algorithms (parallel adaptive mesh refinement, efficient implementation of high-order discontinuous Galerkin schemes)
  • Large-scale simulation in the geosciences: earthquakes, tsunamis

Research Projects

Running Projects

Completed Projects

Currently Teaching

Winter term 2020/21

TitleCourse no.TypeLecturer (assistant)
Bachelor-Practical Course Tsunami-Simulation (IN0012, IN4153)0000000791PR
  • M. G. Bader [L]
  • L. Rannabauer
High Performance Computing - Algorithms and Applications (IN2252)0000001069VI
  • M. G. Bader [L]
  • M. G. Bader [L]
  • R. Dorozhinskii
  • A. Pöppl
Master Practical Course - Scientific Computing - High-Performance Computing (IN2106, IN4230)2409687962PR
  • M. G. Bader [L]
  • P. Samfaß
  • S. Seckler
Practical Scientific Computing 1 (IN2005)0000000231UE
  • M. G. Bader [L]
  • I. Jovanovic Buha
  • K. Ravi
  • P. C. Sarbu
Scientific Computing 1 (IN2005)0000001358VO
  • M. G. Bader [L]
  • I. Jovanovic Buha
  • K. Ravi
  • P. C. Sarbu
Seminar Course - Fundamentals of Wave Simulation - Solving Hyperbolic Systems of PDEs (IN2183, IN2107)0000000665SE
  • M. G. Bader [L]
  • L. Krenz
  • S. Wolf

Summer term 2021

TitleCourse no.TypeLecturer (assistant)
Algorithms for Scientific Computing (IN2001)0000002480VI
  • M. G. Bader [L]
  • J.‑M. Gallard
  • M. Wille
B.Sc. Seminar - High-Performance Computing (IN0014, IN4952)0000003260SE
  • M. G. Bader [L]
  • S. Narvaez Rivas
  • P. Samfaß
M.Sc. Seminar: Modern Trends in High Performance Computing (IN218305, IN2107)0000002603SE
  • M. G. Bader [L]
  • S. Narvaez Rivas
  • P. Samfaß
Scientific Computing II (IN2141)0000002465VI
  • M. G. Bader [L]
  • F. Gratl
  • L. Krenz
  • P. C. Sarbu


  • 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

  • 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 )
  • 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 )
  • 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 )
  • Reinarz, Anne; Charrier, Dominic; Bader, Michael; Bovard, Luke; Dumbser, Michael; Duru, Kenneth; Fambri, Francesco; Gabriel, Alice-Agnes; Gallard, Jean-Matthieu; Koeppel, Sven Köppel; Krenz, Lukas; Rannabauer, Leonhard; Rezzolla, Luciano; Samfass, Philipp; Tavelli, Maurizio; Weinzierl, Tobias: ExaHyPE: An Engine for Parallel Dynamically Adaptive Simulations of Wave Problems. Computer Physics Communications 254, 2020, 107251 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Klinkenberg, Jannis; Samfass, Philipp; Bader, Michael; Terboven, Christian; Müller, Matthias S.: CHAMELEON: Reactive Load Balancing for Hybrid MPI+OpenMP Task-Parallel Applications. Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing 138, 2020, 55-64 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Madden, Elizabeth; Bader, Michael; Behrens, Jörn; van Dinther, Ylona ; Gabriel, Alice-Agnes ; Rannabauer, Leonhard; Ulrich, Thomas; Uphoff, Charsten; Vater, Stefan; Wollherr, Stephanie; van Zelst, Iris: Linked 3D modeling of megathrust earthquake-tsunami events: from subduction to tsunami run up. Geophysical Journal International 224 (1), 2020, 487-516 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Carsten Uphoff; Michael Bader: Yet Another Tensor Toolbox for Discontinuous Galerkin Methods and Other Applications. ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software 46 (4), 2020 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Martin Bogusz; Philipp Samfass; Alexander Pöppl; Jannis Klinkenberg; Michael Bader: Evaluation of Multiple HPC Parallelization Frameworks in a Shallow Water Proxy Application with Multi-Rate Local Time Stepping. Parallel Applications Workshop, Alternatives To MPI (PAW-ATM), IEEE/ACM sigARCH, 2020 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Jean-Matthieu Gallard; Leonhard Rannabauer; Anne Reinarz; Michael Bader: Vectorization and Minimization of Memory Footprint for Linear High-Order Discontinuous Galerkin Schemes. The 21st IEEE International Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Scientific and Engineering Computing (PDSEC-2020), 2020 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: Wanted: New Brains for New Racks. (Vortrag / ISC STEM Student Day & Gala) 2017 mehr… BibTeX
  • Michael Bader: It's not an ExaHyPE, yet: ADER-DG on Tree-structured Meshes for an Exascale Hyperbolic PDE Engine. SIAM Annual Meeting 2017, 2017 mehr… BibTeX
  • Michael Bader: Towards an Exascale Hyperbolic PDE Engine: High Order ADER-DG on Tree-Structured Cartesian Meshes. SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE17), 2017 mehr… BibTeX
  • Michael Bader: The ExaHyPE Project - Towards an Exascale Hyperbolic PDE Engine. Workshop on HPC in Atmosphere Modelling and Air Related Environmental Hazards, 2017 mehr… BibTeX
  • Michael Bader: Extreme Scaling of an Environmental Model: Seissol. EnviroInfo 2017, 2017 mehr… BibTeX
  • Michael Bader: sam(oa)² - Space-Filling Curves and Adaptive Meshes for Oceanic and Other Applications. SIAM Conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in the Geosciences (GS17), 2017 mehr… BibTeX
  • Bader, Michael: sam(oa)² - Space-Filling Curves and Adaptive Meshes for Oceanic and Other Applications. (Vortrag) 2016 mehr… BibTeX
  • Bader, Michael: ADER-DG - a high-order, compute-bound scheme for future supercomputers? (Vortrag) 2016 mehr… BibTeX
  • Bader, Michael: Tsunami Simulation for Teaching CSE and HPC. (Vortrag) 2016 mehr… BibTeX
  • Bader, Michael: Experiences with Earthquake and Tsunami Simulation on Xeon Phi Platforms. (Vortrag) 2016 mehr… BibTeX


  • 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
  • Leonhard Rannabauer; On Ki Angel Ling; Alice-Agnes Gabriel; Taufiqurrahman Taufiqurrahman; Duo Li; Dominic Etienne Charrier; Kenneth Duru; Michael Bader: ExaSeis: A dynamically adaptive discontinuous Galerkin framework for the simulation of earthquakes with mesh generation avoiding schemes. AGU Fall Meeting, AGU, 2019San Francisco, US more… BibTeX

Supervised Dissertations