Dominik L. Michels

Associate 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

The overarching goal of Professor Michels' research is enabling accurate and efficient simulations for scientific and visual computing. Towards this goal, he develops new principled computational methods based on solid theoretical foundations and contributes to a broad range of topics covering algorithmics, artificial intelligence and machine learning, computer graphics and physics-based modeling, differential equations, mathematical modeling, and numerical analysis.

Selected Publications

  • Huang, L. and Michels, D.L., 2020: Surface-Only Ferrofluids, ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Asia 2020), Vol. 39, No. 6, Article 174.
  • Hädrich, T., Makowski, M., Pałubicki, W., Banuti, D.T., Pirk, S., and Michels, D.L., 2020: Stormscapes: Simulating Cloud Dynamics in the Now, ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Asia 2020), Vol. 39, No. 6, Article 175.
  • Huang, L., Hädrich, T., and Michels, D.L., 2019: On the Accurate Large-scale Simulation of Ferrofluids, ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2019), Vol. 38, No. 4, Article 93.
  • Michels, D.L., Luan, V.T., and Tokman, M., 2017: A Stiffly Accurate Integrator for Elastodynamic Problems, ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2017), Vol. 36, No. 4, Article 116.
  • Michels, D.L., Sobottka, G.A., and Weber, A.G, 2014: Exponential Integrators for Stiff Elastodynamic Problems, ACM Transactions on Graphics, Vol. 33, No. 1, Article 7.