Hans Henrik Brandenborg Sørensen

  • Richard Petersens Plads, 324, 280

    2800 Kgs. Lyngby


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Personal profile


Hans Henrik is a HPC Specialist at the DTU Computing Centre @ DTU Compute at the Technical University of Denmark. Hans Henrik has a PhD degree (2008) in Scientific Computing from DTU Informatics and a MSc degree (2004) in Atomic Physics and Computer Science from the University of Aarhus. He has worked with Scientific Computing and High-Performance Computing since 2005 with a main focus on utilization of GPUs.

Hans Henrik has been responsible for teaching CUDA and GPU programming at the Technical University of Denmark for more than 10 years. In addition, he has taught courses on Numerical Methods, Matlab, C, Operating Systems, and High-Perfomance Computing.

Other information

Hans Henrik Sørensen has experience from scientific stays as a guest PhD fellow at the Earth Simulator Center, Tokyo, Japan and at the Institute for Applied Mathematics, Delft University of Technology, NL.

Language Skills:
Danish (fluent)
English (fluent)
German (fluent)

Research areas

As part of the NanoPar group (www.nanopar.dk) at DTU and Copenhagen University PhD student Hans Henrik Sørensen has been developing new parallel algorithms for the calculation of electron transport in nanostructures within a Density Functional Theory (DFT) framework. In particular, interest has been on exploring the possibility of applying iterative Krylov Subspace methods in order to reduce the expense of the DFT self-consistent loop.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD studies, Scientific Computing, Technical University of Denmark


MSc, Physics, Aarhus University


BSc studies, Physics and Computer Science, Aarhus University


External positions

PhD stipendiat, Technical University of Denmark


Systems Engineer, Systematic A/S


Physics programmer, InterActiVision A/S



  • User defined:
  • Scientific computing
  • Numerical analysis
  • GPU
  • Parallel Programming
  • Parallell computers
  • Numerical methods and algorithms


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