Daniel Thuerck is a first year Ph.D. student at GCC, TU Darmstadt. He earned his B.S. in computer science and M.S. in computational ngineering with a strong focus on optimization, both at TU Darmstadt. Daniel's research focuses mainly on parallel optimization algorithms, especially with an application in visual computing. He has interned with NVIDIA research twice in the past year and currently works on parallel linear programming.