School for Simulation and Data Science (SSD)

Technical problems are increasingly solved with the help of simulation tools. In particular, the lack of qualified experts using supercomputers for the analysis and simulation of complex, data-intensive systems, obstructs the scientific development in this area. 

The aim of the School for Simulation and Data Science (SSD) is to train the next generation of young scientists in the area of simulation and data sciences on severals levels: providing programs for Master’s students, doctoral candidates, and postdoctoral researchers as well as support for junior research group leaders.

The SSD is the consolidation of the German Research School for Simulation Sciences (GRS) and the AICES Graduate School and represents the development of both schools under one roof.

Forschungszentrum Jülich and RWTH Aachen University decided to fund 15 positions for doctoral candidates within the SSD.

The structured doctoral programs were established within the SSD: