Ruprecht-Karls-Universit├Ąt Heidelberg

Dr. Christian Kirches

Christian Kirches

Dr. Christian Kirches

Head of Junior Research Group at Heidelberg University

Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR)
Heidelberg University
Im Neuenheimer Feld 205
69120 Heidelberg, GERMANY

phone: +49 6221 54 14 638
office: Mathematikon * 02.417

Research Statement

I take interest in optimization of switched and uncertain dynamic processes. In developing methods for this problem class, I contribute to (mixed-integer) optimal control, optimization under uncertainty, robust optimization, mathematical programming, particularly (mixed-integer) nonlinear programming.

Bio Statement

Christian obtained a diploma in mathematics (in 2007) and a PhD in mathematics (in 2010) from Heidelberg University. He was awarded the 2011 Klaus-Tschira-prize for publicly understandable science in mathematics. In 2011-12, Christian was a resident associate at Argonne National Laboratory (IL, USA) and a postdoctoral appointee at the Computation Institute of The University of Chicago. Since spring 2013, Christian leads a junior research group on optimization of uncertain systems at Heidelberg University. Christian has been named a winner of the 2014 Hengstberger prize for junior scientists of Heidelberg University. During the fall term 2014/15, Christian held an interim professorship for numerical mathematics at Heidelberg University. During the 2015-16 academic year, Christian acted as interim full professor (chair) of mathematical optimization at Technical University of Braunschweig.

An up-to-date CV is available upon request.


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