Computational And Mathematical Modeling Program

History of CAMMP

Already since 1993 the working group Technomathematics of the Technical University of Kaiserslautern organizes in June or July a mathematical modeling week in Rhineland-Palatinate. Later the project KOMMS External Link developed from this.

The project week was initiated by Professor Dr. Helmut Neunzert, former director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM. Since then, events based on this concept have taken place regularly throughout Germany, Austria and Italy (South Tyrol).

In May 2011 the first CAMMP week took place in Nideggen, organized by Prof. Dr. Ahmed Ismail1, Dr. Nicole Faber2 and Prof. Dr. Martin Frank3. Already in the following year the CAMMP week 2012 was held in Voeren/Belgium with significantly more participants. Since 2012 CAMMP in Aachen also offers one-day CAMMP day projects, where classes or courses at the RWTH Aachen can get to know mathematical modeling better. In May 2013 CAMMP became an official student laboratory and belongs to one of the EDULABS of RWTH Aachen University. Due to an increasing demand, the CAMMP team has been growing continuously since 2013.

In September 2015, the co-founder Prof. Dr. Ahmed E. Ismail left the student laboratory, as he followed a call to the University of Virginia. In 2017 CAMMP expanded with a second location in Karlsruhe External Link, as co-founder Prof. Dr. Martin Frank moved to KIT in September 2017 and established CAMMP there together with Maren Hattebuhr and Kirsten Wohak. Since then, both CAMMP weeks and CAMMP days have taken place at both locations.

In 2018 and 2019 CAMMP received two awards: CAMMP was awarded the Brigitte Gilles Prize 2018 in the category "Projects, initiatives and individuals that contribute to awakening and promoting interest among female students in the disciplines of mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and technology (MINT)" for its commitment to the advancement of young women. CAMMP also received the Teaching Award 2019 in the category "Project of the Year" from RWTH Aachen University for its holistic approach to teaching mathematical modeling.

1 until August 2015: Chair of Molecular Simulation and Transformation, RWTH Aachen; since September 2015: Research Group Molecular Simulation, West Virginia University.
2 Graduate School AICES, RWTH Aachen.
3 until August 2017: MathCCES, RWTH Aachen; since September 2017: SCC, KIT.