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Dr. Jens Saak

Dr. Jens Saak

Senior Scientist and Software Engineer of the research group Computational Methods in Systems and Control Theory (Prof. Dr. Peter Benner)

Postal adress: Max-Planck-Institut
für Dynamik komplexer technischer Systeme
D-39106 Magdeburg
Office: Sandtorstr. 1
D-39106 Magdeburg
Room MPI Magdeburg S 2.20
by arrangement
Phone: +49 391 6110 216
Secretary: +49 391 6110 450 Diana Noatsch-Liebke
Fax: +49 391 6110 500
E-Mail: saak@mpi-magdeburg.mpg.de
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ORCID 0000-0001-5567-9637
ResearcherID J-1100-2014

Fields of research

  • numerical solution of "large", sparse matrix equations
  • balancing based model order reduction
  • numerical methods in optimal control of partial differential equations
  • high performance and power-aware computing aspect of the above


Paper: Sustainable Research Software Hand-Over

April 30, 2021
handoverThis paper by J. Fehr (Uni Stuttgart), C. Himpe (CSC), S. Rave (WWU Münster) and J. Saak (CSC) intends to be a bottom-up approach for sustainable hand-over processes in scientific software development from a developer’s perspective. It got published in the Journal of Open Research Software today.

Software: M-M.E.S.S.-2.1: New feature release

April 30, 2021
mmessThe M.E.S.S. development team releases version 2.1 of the MATLAB and OCTAVE toolbox. The new version contains further improvements to the MOR functions, as well as various minor bug fixes. Most importantly, this version provides new solvers for Lyapunov-plus-positive equations and support for the new sparss and mechss system classes in Matlab
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Jens Saak, saak@mpi-magdeburg.mpg.de