Research at ZIB focuses on the development of methods in the fields of Computing and Data Science, based on core competences in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, and on innovation in application areas with scientific cooperation partners from science and industry.

Method development comprises construction and analysis of mathematical models that describe complex scientific, technical as well as socio-economic processes, the development of efficient algorithms for simulation or optimization of such models, accompanying development of visualization, large scale data management and data analysis techniques, and transfer of algorithms into efficient software and high performance computing techniques.

Priority application areas are the life and materials sciences, logistics, infrastructure planning, and operations research.

Our current research priorities are presented in the research focus areas below (click on the boxes to get to the respective research focus areas).

You can find our research units or leading scientists (divisions, departments, working groups and their respective heads) in the Institute part of the webpage.