Role in project: code developer

Michal Merta is a researcher at IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Applied mathematics.

He is mainly interested in the parallel boundary element method (BEM). He is a co-founder of the library BEM4I that aims at parallel solution of problems from linear elasticity to sound scattering using BEM. The library leverages the techniques of matrix sparsification (ACA, FMM), is parallelized in shared and distributed memory, and features explicit vectorization. Its acceleration using Intel® Xeon Phi™ is currently being implemented.

Michal Merta was awarded Joseph Fourier Prize 2015 by Bull s.r.o. and Babuska Prize 2011 by Czech Society for Mechanics for his research.