The Scalable Data- and Compute-intensive Analyses lab tackles computationally demanding challenges in research and industry. We cover the involved disciplines from the bare metal of computer architectures to fully automated production workflows by integrating modeling and simulation, high-performance computing, software engineering, data analytics, and verification and validation. This overarching approach is key for building visionary, transferable, robust and efficient software pipelines.


Alex Alex Breuer leads the Scalable Data- and Compute-intensive Analyses lab. His research and teaching activities cover the full spectrum of algorithms and software for modern and emerging hardware. In 2014, Alex was honored with an ACM/IEEE-CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship for his Ph.D. project “High Performance Earthquake Simulations”. In addition, he and his collaborators have been awarded with the PRACE ISC Award and nominated as ACM Gordon Bell finalists. Alex holds a doctoral degree from the Technical University of Munich.
Shima Shima Baniadamdizaj is a doctoral candidate in the lab. She holds a master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence and utilized deep neural networks for the localization of documents in photos taken by smartphones. Her doctoral research tackles computational challenges on Arm and OpenPOWER processors. Here, Shima harnesses low-level kernels to accelerate holistic pipelines covering modeling and simulation, and data analytics.
Max Max Engel is a Computer Science Master’s student at Friedrich Schiller University Jena. He is interested in high-performance computing and machine learning. In his Bachelor’s research Max studied an optimization-based lensless image acquisition method. Currently, his work focuses on ADER-DG finite element simulations using the high-performance tensor library PyTorch.
Max Max Koch is a Computer Science Bachelor’s student at Friedrich Schiller University Jena. He is in his fifth semester and plans on finishing his degree next year. Currently, Max is a student teaching assistant in the class Computer Engineering helping with the open lab sessions and answering students’ questions. He is interested in sports and has played table tennis regularly for over ten years.


Prof. Dr. Alexander Breuer (

Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Fakultät für Mathematik und Informatik
Institut für Informatik
Professur für Skalierbare daten- und rechenintensive Analysen
Ernst-Abbe-Platz 2
07743 Jena