The Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR) at Heidelberg University is a leading institution in research and education in scientific computing in a multitude of interdisciplinary topics – covering science, engineering and humanities. Computational methods are a very important foundation in GIScience / Geoinformatics with particular focus on the investigation of geospatial data and geospatial computational methods. Alexander Zipf has been PI for GIScience / Geoinformatics at IWR for many years now.
Recently, Bernhard Höfle has been appointed new head of a main research group at IWR and thus the second group from GIScience Heidelberg. The particular focus of Bernhard’s group will be the development of new computational methods for “3D Geospatial Data Processing” and interdisciplinary applications in the broad field of digital and computational environmental sciences. Furthermore, he also becomes investigator at the Heidelberg Graduate School MathComp (HGS MathComp) where several collaborations with other IWR groups are already running.