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!
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.
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.
Published paper NESTML: a modeling language for spiking neurons. Inga Blundell and Dimitri Plotnikov together took the lead on NESTML and present their advances.
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
Poster presentation at the Nordic Neuroscience 2015 conference in Trondheim, Norway. Poster title: Building a Rat Brain in 20 seconds.
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.
Stopped the student assistant position at IfaA, but continued working for them on a freelance basis.
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.
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.
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