Diego Rossinelli

Dr. Diego Rossinelli
Chair of Computational Science

Clausiusstrasse 33
ETH-Zentrum, CLT E 12
CH-8092 Zürich

Phone: +41 44 632 84 91
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Research and Awards

My focus is on developing innovative software for large-scale scientific simulations, combining wavelets and massively parallel architectures.

  • 2012: Milton Van Dyke Award
  • 2011: Nomination for the "ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award" 
  • 2011: ABB Forschungspreis (Doctoral Thesis)
  • 2006: ETH Medal (Master Thesis)


  • Hejazialhosseini B., Conti C., Rossinelli D., Koumoutsakos P., High performance CPU kernels for multiphase compressible flowsLecture Notes in Computer Science, 7851, 216-225, Springer Berlin,  2013. (pdf)
  • Hejazialhosseini B., Rossinelli D., Conti C., Koumoutsakos P., High throughput software for direct numerical simulations of compressible two-phase flows, SC '12 Proceedings of the International Conference on High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, IEEE Computer Society Press, 2012 (link)
  • Hejazialhosseini B., Rossinelli D., Koumoutsakos P., 3D shock-bubble interactions at Mach 3, (movie)
  • Rossinelli D., Chatagny L., Koumoutsakos P., Evolutionary optimization of scalar transport in cylinder arrays on multiGPU/multicore architecturesProc. EuroGen, pages 773–782, Capua, Italy, September 14–16 2011, (Abstract) (pdf)
  • Rossinelli D., Multiresolution flow simulations on multi/many-core architectures, Doctoral Thesis, ETH e-collection, DOI 10.3929/ethz-a-006483930, (Abstract) (pdf)
  • Conti C., Rossinelli D., Koumoutsakos P., GPU and APU computations of Finite Time Lyapunov Exponent fieldsJournal of Computational Physics, 2011. (Abstract) (pdf)
  • Rossinelli D., Conti C., Petros Koumoutsakos P., Mesh-particle interpolations on GPUs and multicore CPUs. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A, 369, pp. 2164-2175, 2011 (Abstract) (pdf
  • Rossinelli D., Hejazialhosseini B., Spampinato D., Koumoutsakos P., Multicore/Multi-GPU Accelerated Simulations of Multiphase Compressible Flows Using Wavelet Adapted Grids, SIAM J. Sci. Comput. 33, pp. 512-540, 2011 (Abstract) (pdf
  • Rossinelli D., Hejazialhosseini B., Bergdorf M.,Koumoutsakos P., Wavelet-adaptive solvers on multi-core architectures for the simulation of complex systems, Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, 2010 (Abstract) (pdf)
  • Hejazialhosseini B., Rossinelli D., Bergdorf M., Koumoutsakos P., High order Finite Volume methods on Wavelet-adapted Grids with Local Time-Stepping on Multicore Architectures for the Simulation of Shock-Bubble Interactions, Journal of Computational Physics, in Press, 2010 (Abstract) (pdf)
  • Rossinelli D., Bergdorf M., Cottet G-H., Koumoutsakos P., GPU accelerated simulations of bluff body flows using vortex particle methods, Journal of Computational Physics, in Press, 2010 (Abstract) (pdf)
  • Rossinelli D., Bergdorf M., Hejazialhosseini B., and Koumoutsakos P., Wavelet based adaptive simulation of complex systems on multicore architectures. Lecture Notes In Computer Science, 5704, 10, 721-734, (Abstract) (pdf),  (Distinguished Paper Award in Euro-Par 2009)
  • Rossinelli D., Koumoutsakos P., Vortex Methods for incompressible Flow Simulations on the GPU, Visual Computer, 24, 7-9, 699-708, 2008 (Abstract) (pdf)
  • Rossinelli D., Bayati B., Koumoutsakos P., Accelerated Stochastic and Hybrid Methods for Spatial Simulations of Reaction-Diffusion Systems, Chemical Physics Letters, 451, 1-3, 136-140, 2008. (Abstract) (pdf)
  • Chatelain P., Curioni A., Bergdorf M., Rossinelli D., Andreoni W., Koumoutsakos P., Billion Vortex Particle Direct Numerical Simulations of Aircraft Wakes, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 197, 13-16, 1296-1304, 2008 (Abstract) (pdf)


Published Media

  • Koumoutsakos P., Cottet G.H., Rossinelli D.,
SIGGRAPH Core: Flow simulations using particles: bridging computer graphics and CFD, International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, ACM SIGGRAPH classes 2008 (pdf, movie), Los Angeles

  • Rossinelli D., Koumoutsakos P., The Secret Life of Vortices, International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques archive, ACM SIGGRAPH 2008 computer animation festival (movie), Los Angeles

  • Rasmussen J.T., Rossinelli D., Storti F., Koumoutsakos P., Walther J.H., 
Simulating a Jellyfish's Movement, Video Gallery, 
APS Gallery of Fluid Motion, 62nd APS Division of Fluid Dynamics 
Annual Meeting (movie), November 2009, Minneapolis


    • Teacher for "GPU, Multi/Manycore Computing: Introduction to HPC" - Fall Semester 2011
    • Assistant for "Informatik II fuer D-MAVT" - Spring Semester 2011 (chief TA)
    • Assistant for "Informatik II fuer D-MAVT" - Spring Semester 2010 (chief TA)
    • Assistant for "Multiscale Modeling and Simulation" - Winter Semester 2008
    • Assistant for "Multiscale Modeling and Simulation" - Winter Semester 2007
    • Assistant for "Multiscale Modeling and Simulation" - Winter Semester 2006 (chief TA)



GPUs/multi-core talks

Particle method on GPU for bluff body flows
Heterogeneous multi-core/multi-GPU wavelet-adaptive solver for multiphase compressible flows