NameIng. Michal Merta, Ph.D.
AddressOstrava-Poruba, Czech Republic
E-mailmichal.merta <at> vsb.cz
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Date of birthOctober 13, 1986
NationalityCzech

Education

2011 - 2016Technical University of Ostrava
Ph.D. in Computational and Applied Mathematics
thesis: Parallel boundary element methods in space and time
supervisor: doc. Ing. Dalibor Lukas, Ph.D.
award: Joseph Fourier Prize 2015
 
2009 - 2011Technical University of Ostrava
Master's degree in Computational Mathematics
thesis: Discretization and Numerical Realization of Dynamical Contact Problems with Friction
supervisor: prof. RNDr. Jaroslav Haslinger, DrSc.
award: Babuska Award 2011
 
2006 - 2009Technical University of Ostrava
Bachelor's degree in Computational Mathematics
thesis: Newmarkova metoda pro numericke reseni pocatecnich problemu druheho radu
supervisor: prof. RNDr. Jaroslav Haslinger, DrSc.
 
1998 - 2006Gymnázium Hladnov, Slezská Ostrava

 
January 2014Two week stay at Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre, UK
 
June 2013PRACE Summer School 2013, IT4Innovations, Ostrava, Czech Republic
 
October 2012One month stay at Department of Numerical Mathematics, Technical University Munich, Germany
 
March 2011DEISA/PRACE Spring School, Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre, UK

Work Experience

2015 →Researcher at IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Centre, Technical University of Ostrava
 
2015Junior Researcher Assistant at IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Centre, Technical University of Ostrava
 
2011 - 2014Research Assistant at IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Centre, Technical University of Ostrava
 
2007 - 2008Programmer Analyst at TietoEnator Czech, s.r.o.
 

Skills and Professional Interests

Programming skillsC/C++, MPI, OpenMP, Matlab, Java, scientific computing in the Trilinos framework
 
Professional InterestsDynamical contact problems, fast boundary element method, parallel computing
 
LinksBEM4I, FETI Research Group, Intel Parallel Computing Center, BESTHEA
 

Significant Projects

2019 - 2021Space-time boundary element method for the heat equation, GACR+FWF, in cooperation with TU Graz, principal investigator on the Czech side
 
2019 - 2021FEM/BEM based domain decompostion methods, PRACE-6IP, principal investigator
 
2017 - 2018Efficient Parallel Implementations of Boundary Element Methods, in cooperation with TU Graz, member of the research team
 
2015 - 2017Intel Parallel Computing Center (IPCC) at IT4Innovations, member of the research team
 
2011 - 2014SPOMECH, member of the research team
 

Supervised theses

2019Bc. Jakub Homola: Barnesův-Hutův algoritmus pro řešení problému mnoha těles (bachelor's thesis).
 

Publications

KRAVCENKO, Michal; MERTA, Michal; ZAPLETAL, Jan. Distributed fast boundary element methods for Helmohltz problems. Applied Mathematics and Computations 362, Elsevier, 2019, Article No. 124503. DOI: 10.1016/j.amc.2019.06.017
 
DOHR, Stephan; ZAPLETAL, Jan; OF, Guenther; MERTA, Michal; KRAVCENKO, Michal. A parallel space-time boundary element method for the heat equation. Computers and Mathematics with Applications 78 (9), Elsevier 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.camwa.2018.12.031.
 
DOHR, Stephan; MERTA, Michal; OF, Guenther; STEINBACH, Olaf; ZAPLETAL, Jan. A parallel solver for a preconditioned space-time boundary element method for the heat equation. Proceedings of the 25rd International Conference on Domain Decomposition Methods, Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering. Accepted.
 
RIHA, Lubomir; MERTA, Michal; VAVRIK, Radim; BRZOBOHATY, Tomas; MARKOPOULOS, Alexandros; MECA, Ondrej; VYSOCKY, Ondrej; KOZUBEK, Tomas; VONDRAK, Vit. A massively parallel and memory-efficient FEM toolbox with a hybrid total FETI solver with accelerator support. International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications 33 (4), Sage Journals 2019. DOI: 10.1177/1094342018798452.
 
ZAPLETAL, Jan; OF, Guenther; MERTA, Michal. Parallel and vectorized implementation of analytic evaluation of boundary integral operators. Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements 96, Elsevier, 2018, pp. 194-208. DOI: 10.1016/j.enganabound.2018.08.015.
 
MALY, Lukas; ZAPLETAL, Jan; MERTA, Michal; RIHA, Lubomir; VONDRAK, Vit. Evaluation of the Intel Xeon Phi offload runtimes for domain decompostion solvers. Advances in Engineering Software 125, Elsevier, 2018, pp. 146-154. DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2018.06.011.
 
RIHA, Lubomir; MERTA, Michal; VAVRIK, Radim; BRZOBOHATY, Tomas; MARKOPOULOS, Alexandros; MECA, Ondrej; VYSOCKY, Ondrej; KOZUBEK, Tomas; VONDRAK, Vit. A massively parallel and memory-efficient FEM toolbox with a hybrid total FETI solver with accelerator support. International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications 2018 (in press).
 
KRAVCENKO, Michal; MALY, Lukas; MERTA, Michal; ZAPLETAL, Jan. Parallel assembly of ACA BEM matrices on Xeon Phi clusters. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 10777, 2017, pp. 101-110. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-78024-5_10.
 
KRAVCENKO, Michal; MERTA, Michal; ZAPLETAL, Jan. Using discrete mathematics to optimize parallelism in boundary element method. In IVÁNYI, P.; TOPPING, B. H. V. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Parallel, Distributed, Grid and Cloud Computing for Engineering. Stirlingshire : Civil-Comp Press, 2017.
 
MALY, Lukas; ZAPLETAL, Jan; MERTA, Michal; RIHA, Lubomir; VONDRAK, Vit. Comparison of Intel Xeon Phi Offload Runtimes. In IVÁNYI, P.; TOPPING, B. H. V. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Parallel, Distributed, Grid and Cloud Computing for Engineering. Stirlingshire : Civil-Comp Press, 2017.
 
MERTA, Michal; RIHA, Lubomir; MECA, Ondrej; MARKOPOULOS, Alexandros; BRZOBOHATY, Tomas; KOZUBEK, Tomas; VONDRAK, Vit. Intel Xeon Phi acceleration of Hybrid Total FETI solver. Advances in Engineering Software 112, Elsevier, 2017, pp. 124-135. DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2017.05.001. [preprint]
 
ZAPLETAL, Jan; MERTA, Michal; MALY, Lukas. Boundary element quadrature schemes for multi- and many-core architectures. Computers & Mathematics with Applications 74, Elsevier, 2017, pp. 157-173. [preprint]
 
MERTA, Michal; ZAPLETAL, Jan; JAROS, Jiri. Many-core acceleration of the boundary element method. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 9611, Springer, 2013, pp. 116-125. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-40361-8_8. [preprint]
 
ZAPLETAL, Jan; MERTA, Michal; ČERMÁK, Martin. BEM4I applied to shape optimization problems. AIP Conf. Proc. 1738, 360012, 2016.
 
MERTA, Michal; ZAPLETAL, Jan. Library of parallel boundary element method based solvers for solution of the time-dependent wave equation. In IVÁNYI, P.; TOPPING, B. H. V. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Parallel, Distributed, Grid and Cloud Computing for Engineering. Stirlingshire : Civil-Comp Press, 2015.
 
VEIT, Alexander; MERTA, Michal; ZAPLETAL, Jan; LUKAS, Dalibor. Efficient solution of time-domain boundary integral equations arising in sound-hard scattering. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 107 (5), John Wiley and Sons Ltd., 2016, pp. 430-449. DOI: 10.1002/nme.5187. [preprint]
 
MERTA, Michal; ZAPLETAL, Jan. Acceleration of boundary element method by explicit vectorization. Advances in Engineering Software 86, Elsevier, 2015, pp. 70-79. DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2015.04.008 [preprint]
 
MERTA, Michal; ZAPLETAL, Jan. A parallel library for boundary element discretization of engineering problems. Mathematics and Computers in Simulation 145, Elsevier, 2018, pp. 106-113. DOI: 10.1016/j.matcom.2016.05.013.
 
ČERMÁK, Martin; HAPLA, Václav; HORÁK, David; MERTA, Michal. Total-FETI domain decomposition method for solution of elasto-plastic problems. Advances in Engineering Software 84, Elsevier, 2015, pp. 48-54. DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2014.12.011.
 
ČERMÁK, Martin; MERTA, Michal; ZAPLETAL, Jan. A novel boundary element library with applications. AIP Conf. Proc. 1648, 830010, 2015.
 
ČERMÁK, Martin; KARÁSEK, Tomáš; MERTA, Michal. Parallel solution of elastoplastic problems with numerical experiments. In Huerta A.,Onate E.,Oliver X. 11th World Congress on Computational Mechanics, WCCM 2014, 5th European Conference on Computational Mechanics, ECCM 2014 and 6th European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, ECFD 2014. International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 2014.
 
LUKÁŠ, Dalibor; KOVÁŘ, Petr; KOVÁŘOVÁ, Tereza; MERTA, Michal. A Parallel Fast Boundary Element Method Using Cyclic Graph Decompositions. Numerical Algorithms 70, Springer, 2015, pp. 807-824. DOI: 10.1007/s11075-015-9974-9.
 
MERTA, Michal; VAŠATOVÁ, Alena; HAPLA, Václav; HORÁK, David. Parallel implementation of Total-FETI DDM with application to medical image registration. Lecture Notes in Computer Science and Engineering 98, Springer, 2014, pp. 917-925. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-05789-7_89.
 
HAPLA, Václav; HORÁK, David; MERTA, Michal. Use of direct solvers in TFETI massively parallel implementation. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, 2013, 7782, pp. 192-205. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-36803-5_14.
 
MERTA, Michal; ČERMÁK, Martin. Parallel implementation of TFETI DDM for the Solution of Elasto-Plastic Problems. In IVÁNYI, P.; TOPPING, B. H. V. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Parallel, Distributed, Grid and Cloud Computing for Engineering. Stirlingshire : Civil-Comp Press, 2013.
 
MERTA, Michal; LUKÁŠ, Dalibor. Parallel implementation of fast boundary element method. In Seminar on Numerical Analysis. Ostrava : Institute of Geonics AS CR, 2013. pp. 90-92.
 
HAPLA, Václav; HORÁK, David; MERTA, Michal. Software design of TFETI massively parallel implementation. In Seminar on Numerical Analysis. Liberec : Technical University of Liberec, 2012. pp. 60-63.
 
MERTA, Michal. Discretization and Numerical Realization of Dynamical Contact Problems with Friction. Ostrava, 2011. 69 pp. Diploma thesis. VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava.
 
HORÁK, David; KABELÍKOVÁ, Pavla; MERTA, Michal; VONDRÁK, Vít. The OOSol Scalable Library Based on a Domain Decomposition Method. In IVÁNYI, P.; TOPPING, B. H. V. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Parallel, Distributed, Grid and Cloud Computing for Engineering. Stirlingshire : Civil-Comp Press, 2011.
 
KABELÍKOVÁ, Pavla; MERTA, Michal; STACHOŇ, Martin. OOSol Scalable Library Based on Domain Decomposition Methods. In KRÁTKÝ, Michal; DVORSKÝ, Jiří; MORAVEC, Pavel. WOFEX 2010. Ostrava : VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava, 2010. pp. 254-259.
 

Given lectures/talks/posters

MERTA, Michal, ZAPLETAL, Jan, DOHR, Stephan, OF, Guenther. A parallel space-time boundary element method. PASC 2019, Zurich, Switzerland, June 2019. Poster .
 
MERTA, Michal, KRAVCENKO, Michal, ZAPLETAL, Jan. Distributed fast boundary element method. 16. Workshop Fast Boundary Element Methods in Industrial Applications, Soellerhaus, Hirschegg, Austria, October 2018.
 
MERTA, Michal, ZAPLETAL, Jan, KRAVCENKO, Michal. Parallelization of the boundary element method. PASC 2018, Basel, Switzerland, July 2018. Poster .
 
ZITZLSBERGER, Georg, GOLASOWSKI, Martin, MERTA, Michal. Intel Xeon Phi programming. PRACE Training Center Course, Ostrava, March 2018.
 
MERTA, Michal, ZAPLETAL, Jan, MALY, Lukas. Optimization of the boundary element method for Intel architectures. Intel HPC Developer Conference, Denver, November 2017. Poster.
 
MERTA, Michal, ZAPLETAL, Jan, KRAVCENKO, Michal, MALY, Lukas. BEM4I: A massively parallel boundary element solver. Supercomputing 17, Denver, November 2017. Poster.
 
MERTA, Michal, ZAPLETAL, Jan. Acceleration of the boundary element library BEM4I on the Knights Corner and Knights Landing architectures. Supercomputing 16, Salt Lake City, November 2016. Poster.
 
MERTA, Michal, VEIT, Alexander, ZAPLETAL, Jan, LUKAS, Dalibor. Parallel time-domain boundary element method for 3-dimensional wave equation. MAFELAP 2016, London, June 2016.
 
MERTA, Michal, ZAPLETAL, Jan. Many core acceleration of the boundary element library BEM4I. SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing, Paris, April 2016.
 
MERTA, Michal, ZAPLETAL, Jan. Xeon Phi acceleration of the boundary element library BEM4I. IXPUG EMEA 2016, Ostrava. March 2016.
 
MERTA, Michal. Discretization and numerical realization of dynamical contact problems with frictionWorskhop of numerical analysis, IGN, Ostrava, May 2016.
 
MERTA, Michal; RIHA, Lubomir. Introduction to Intel Xeon Phi Programming. PRACE Winter School 2016, Bratislava, Slovakia, January 2016.
 
MERTA, Michal; ZAPLETAL, Jan. Acceleration of the BEM4I library using the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors. 13. Workshop Fast Boundary Element Methods in Industrial Applications, Soellerhaus, Hirschegg, Austria, September 2015.
 
MERTA, Michal; ZAPLETAL, Jan. Library of parallel boundary element based solvers for solution of the time dependent wave equation.. PARENG 2015, Dubrovnik, Croatia, March 2015.
 
MERTA, Michal; ZAPLETAL, Jan. New Boundary Element Library with Applications to Wave Equation. Modeling 2014, Rožnov p. Radhoštěm, Czech Republic, June 2014.
 
MERTA, Michal. Boundary Element Method for Wave Equation. Applied Mathematics Seminar, VŠB-TU Ostrava, Czech Republic, March 2014.
 
MERTA, Michal. Architecture of modern processors. Internal HPC seminar RP1 - RP3, IT4Innovations, VŠB-TU Ostrava, Czech Republic, January 2014.
 
MERTA, Michal; ZAPLETAL, Jan. BEM4I - Preview of the New BEM Library. SPOMECH Workshop 2013, Ostrava, Czech Republic, November 2013.
 
MERTA, Michal; ČERMÁK, Martin. Parallel implementation of TFETI DDM for the Solution of Elasto-Plastic Problems. The Third International Conference on Parallel, Distributed, Grid and Grid Computing for Engineering, Pécs, Hungary, March 2013.
 
MERTA, Michal; LUKÁŠ, Dalibor. Parallel implementation of fast boundary element method. Seminar on Numerical Analysis, Rožnov p. Radhoštěm, January 2013.
 
MERTA, Michal; VAŠATOVÁ, Alena; HAPLA, Václav; HORÁK, David. Massively parallel implementation of Total-FETI method with application to medical image registration. 21st International Conference on Domain Decomposition Methods, Rennes, France, June 2012.
 
MERTA, Michal; VAŠATOVÁ, Alena; HAPLA, Václav; HORÁK, David. Massively parallel TFETI for medical image registration. Workshop Fast BEM and BETI, VŠB-TU Ostrava, June 2012 .
 
HAPLA, Václav; HORÁK, David; MERTA, Michal. Introduction to Scientific Computing Using PETSc and Trilinos. PRACE Spring School 2012, Krakow, Poland, May 2012.
 
HAPLA, Václav; HORÁK, David; MERTA, Michal. Introduction to Scientific Computing Using PETSc and Trilinos. SPOMECH project, April 2012.
 
HAPLA, Václav; KOTAS, Petr; MERTA, Michal. Modern parallel numerical algorithms with Trilinos framework. SPOMECH project, August 2011.