Luca Heltai

MHPC Director and Coordinator

Associate Professor at SISSA mathLab 

Member of the Mathematics Area 

Lecturer at Università di Trieste MHPC

Module P1.5: Introduction 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 (