Rolf Krause is chair of advanced scientific computing and the director of the institute of computational science (ICS) in the faculty of informatics. He is also the Co-director of the Center for Computational Medicine in Cardiology (CCMC) at USI
From 2003 to 2009, he was professor for Scientific Computing at the University of Bonn. During that time he spent a sabbatical at UC San Diego (USA) and Columbia University New York (USA). In 2002 he was on a research visit at the Courant Institute (NYU, New York). He holds a Diploma and a PhD (2000) in Applied Mathematics from FU Berlin (Germany). His research focuses on numerical simulation and mathematical modeling in scientific computing and computational sciences, in particular the development of theoretical well founded simulationmethods, which show excellent performance also in real world applications. His editorial work includes the SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing (SISC) and Computing and Visualizatio in Science (Springer).