Ruprecht-Karls-Universit├Ąt Heidelberg

Christian Kirches

Christian Kirches

Dr. rer. nat. Dipl.-Math. 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, and mathematical programming.

Bio Statement

Christian obtained a diploma in mathematics (in 2007) and a PhD in mathematics (in 2010) from Heidelberg University. 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 held interim professorships for numerical mathematics in Heidelberg and mathematical optimization at Technical University of Braunschweig. Having received calls to full professorships at Paderborn University and Technical University of Braunschweig, Christian will assume the chair of mathematical optimization at Braunschweig from April 2017 onwards. Christian was awarded a Klaus-Tschira prize (2011) for publicly understandable science in mathematics and a Hengstberger prize (2014) for junior scientists of Heidelberg University.

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


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