16. February 2018

Published paper Extremely Scalable Spiking Neuronal Network Simulation Code: From Laptops to Exascale Computers. The paper discusses improvements that make NEST ready for exascale computers.


30. December 2017

Viola Ippen is born at 22:35!


25. Juli 2017

Married to Eleonora Ippen, formerly known as Meng!

May 2017

Published paper Constructing Neuronal Network Models in Massively Parallel Environments. The paper discusses improvements to NEST regarding more efficient memory and compute power utilization during network construction in the realm of supercomputers.

Juli 2016

Stopped working at FZ Jülich and started working at the startup fedger as a software engineer. I am involved in REST-API design and development, data management and data science, machine learning, cloud computing ... those are exciting times.

Juni 2016

Published paper NESTML: a modeling language for spiking neurons. Inga Blundell and Dimitri Plotnikov together took the lead on NESTML and present their advances.

September 2015

Talk at the Norwegian Research School in Neuroscience (NRSN) PhD Conference 2015 conference in Sotra, Norway. Talk title: NESTML – A Domain Specific Language for Creating Neuron and Synapse Models for the NEST Simulator.

September 2015 - December 2015

Study semester in Aas, Norway. Lecture (among others): Programming heterogeneous multi-core processors at the simula.research laboratory

June 2015

Poster presentation at the Nordic Neuroscience 2015 conference in Trondheim, Norway. Poster title: Building a Rat Brain in 20 seconds.

Febuary 2014

Master of Science RWTH Computer Science Final Grade 1.3 (on a scale from 1 to 4, where 1 is the highest mark; is equivalent to GPA/ECTS = A). Master Thesis: NESTML – Creating a Neuron Modeling Language and Generating Efficient Code for the NEST Simulator with MontiCore. The code is hosted at Github.

January 2014

Student assistant position at the INM-6 (Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine) at the Forschungszentrum Jülich. I continue the work of my master thesis and investigate the multicore performance of the NEST simulator.

August 2013

Stopped the student assistant position at IfaA, but continued working for them on a freelance basis.

April 2011

Bachelor of Science RWTH Computer Science Final Grade 2.0 (on a scale from 1 to 4, where 1 is the highest mark; is equivalent to a GPA/ECTS = B). Bachelor Thesis: Security Aspects And Performance Of A Production Ready Encryption System with Key Generated Operation Selection. The code is hosted at Github.

April 2009

Starting as a student assistant at the Institut für angewandte Arbeitswissenschaften e.V. (IfaA). I am responsible for processing and evaluating a large wage survey for the metal and electronics industry in germany.

October 2007

Starting Computer Science studies at RWTH Aachen University, DE

July 2005 - May 2007

Military service as a medic and driver

September 1996 - June 2005

Abitur at Lessing Gymnasium in Cologne-Zündorf, DE

01. September 1985

Birth in Cologne, DE