Dominik L. Michels

Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering Division
Center membership : 
Visual Computing

Research Group Website


Education Profile

  • ​Postdoc, Computing and Mathematical Sciences, California Institute of Technology, 2014
  • Ph.D., Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Bonn, 2014
  • M.Sc., Computer Science, University of Bonn, 2013
  • B.Sc., Computer Science and Physics, University of Bonn, 2011

Research Interests

Professor Michels' research interests focus on principled computational methods targeting simulation tasks in the fields of scientific and visual computing. This is based on solid theoretical foundations resulting from fundamental research comprising algorithmics, artificial intelligence, computer algebra, machine learning, mathematical modeling, and numerical analysis.

Selected Publications

  • Pirk, S., Jarząbek, M., Hädrich, T., Michels, D.L., and Pałubicki, W., 2017: Interactive Wood Combustion for Botanical Tree Models, ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Asia 2017), 36, 6.
  • Michels, D.L., Luan, V.T., and Tokman, M., 2017: A Stiffly Accurate Integrator for Elastodynamic Problems, ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2017), 36, 4.
  • Lyakhov, D.A., Gerdt, V.P., and Michels, D.L., 2017: Algorithmic Verification of Linearizability for Ordinary Differential Equations, ACM International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation (ISSAC 2017), 285-292.
  • Michels, D.L. and Desbrun, M., 2015: A Semi-analytical Approach to Molecular Dynamics, Elsevier Journal of Computational Physics, 303, 336-354.
  • Chao, W.-L., Solomon, J., Michels, D.L., and Sha, F., 2015: Exponential Integration for Hamiltonian Monte Carlo, International Conference on Machine Learning, ICML 2015, 1142-1151.
  • Michels, D.L., Sobottka, G.A., and Weber, A.G., 2014: Exponential Integrators for Stiff Elastodynamic Problems, ACM Transactions on Graphics, 33, 1.