Allan S Nielsen

Doctoral student







In 2007 Allan matriculated at the Technical University of Denmark as a student in Engineering Physics. After 5 years of study in Denmark, Italy, Singapore and USA, he graduated with Honors as Master of Science in Engineering. Upon graduation he received the Laurits Andersen scholarship with funding for a year as a student at the International Cultural Exchange School at Fudan University, China.

In September 2013, he joined the Computational Mathematics and Simulation Science group as a Doctoral assistant of Prof. Hesthaven.

When weather and time permits, Allan enjoys swimming, running and biking around the scenic greater Geneva area.

Research interests

Computational physics, scientific computing, parallelism in numerical methods for PDEs and SDEs, high-performance computing, GPUs and other accelerators.  




  • S.L. Glimberg, A.P. Engsig-Karup, A.S. Nielsen and B. Dammann Development of software components for heterogeneous many-core architectures in Designing Scientific Applications on GPUs edited by Raphael Couturier, 2013.
  • A.P. Engsig-Karup, S.L. Glimberg, A.S. Nielsen and O. Lindberg Fast hydrodynamics on heterogeneous many-core hardware in Designing Scientific Applications on GPUs edited by Raphael Couturier, 2013.
  • A.S.Nielsen Feasibility study of the Parareal Algorithm, Master Thesis towards the degree Master of Science in Engineering, written at the Technical University of Denmark, Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer-science, 2012.
  • A.S. Nielsen, A.P. Engsig-Karup and B. Dammann, Parallel Programming using OpenCL on Modern Architectures, IMM Technical Report 2012-05.
  • L.M. Fischer, A.S. Nielsen, S. Dohn, M. Tenje, A. Boisen An Electrochemical-Cantilever Hybrid Sensor for Metal Ions IEEE Sensors 2010 proceedings, pp. 913-917, 2010.