Luca Heltai

MHPC Director and Coordinator
Associate Professor at SISSA mathLab 
Member of the Mathematics Area 
Lecturer at Università di Trieste MHPC

Module P1.5Introduction to Numerical Analysis 

Lecturers: Luca Heltai (SISSA) Gianluigi Rozza (SISSA) Francesco Ballarin (SISSA) Nicola Giuliani (SISSA) 

Module Description: Introduction to numerical analysis, with focus on linear algebra, polynomial approximation, numerical integration and numerical solution of ODEs 


Module P2.6: The Finite Element Method Using deal.II 

Lecturers: Luca Heltai (SISSA) Jean-Paul Pelteret (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität)  

Module Description: Hands-on module that guides the students to solve a simple poisson problem

research interests

I constantly use and develop open source tools for high performance computing, and I am one of the main developers of the deal.II library ( 

My teaching activity focuses on Scientific Computing, Numerical Solutions of PDEs and High Performance Computing. I teach courses for the PhD in Mathematical Analysis, Modelling, and Applications (, for the University of Trieste ( and for the Master in HPC (