Ayesha Afzal

Ayesha Afzal

Curriculum Vitæ


since October 2017 Researcher at the Department of Computer Science 12 (Hardware/Software Co-Design), Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
2013 − 2015 M.Sc. in Computational Engineering, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
2008 − 2012 B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Pakistan
November 1991 Born in Lahore, Pakistan

Research Projects

  • HighPerMeshes: Domain-specific programming and target-aware compiler infrastructure for algorithms on unstructured grids

Research Interests

  • Multi-Core Architectures and Programming
  • Parallel Architectures
  • Parallel Programming Models (Shared, Distributed, Hybrid): OpenMP, OpenCL, SYCL, MPI, GASPI
  • Modern C++ (C++11/14/17)
  • High-Performance Computing
  • Domain-Specific Languages
  • Code Generation


Open Theses





  • Afzal A., Schmitt C., Alhaddad S., Grynko Y., Teich J., Förstner J., Hannig F.:
    Solving Maxwell’s Equations with Modern C++ and SYCL: A Case Study
    The 29th Annual IEEE International Conference on Application-specific Systems, Architectures and Processors (ASAP), Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy, July 10, 2018.
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