The ALOP RTG Team
Overview over the ALOP RTG members and associates.
Claudia Adams was born in Trier, Germany. She received her M. Sc. degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Trier in 2016. Since then she is a PhD student at the University of Trier and a member of the research training group on Algorithmic Optimization.
Jan Pablo Burgard was born in Lüneburg, Germany. In 2009 he received his diploma degree in Economics from Trier University, where he also received his PhD in applied statistics in 2013. From then on, he is assistant professor at the department of Economic- and Social Statistics at Trier University.
Prinicpal Investigator, Vice Speaker
Mirjam Dür was born in Vienna, Austria, where she received a M.Sc. degree in Mathematics from the University of Vienna in 1996. She received a PhD in applied mathematics from University of Trier in 1999. After that, she worked as an assistant professor at Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, as a junior professor at TU Darmstadt, and as an Universitair Docent at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. From October 2011 unti October 2017, she was a professor of Nonlinear Optimization in Trier. Prof. Dür recently accepted a call to the University of Augsburg. However, she will continue to serve as a Principal Investigator with the Research Training Group ALOP.
Prof. Dür is a member of the editorial boards of the journals Mathematical Methods of Operations Research, Journal of Global Optimization, and Optimization Methods and Software, and of the book series Springer Briefs in Optimization. In 2010, she was awarded a VICI-grant by the Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), and in 2012 a GIF Research grant by the German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development.
Leonhard Frerick was born in Dorsten, Germany. He received his Diploma degree 1991 as well as his Phd 1994 from Trier University.
From 1995 till 2006 he worked as an assistant at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal, where he received his Habitation 2001. He has been a full professor for Analysis at Trier University since October 2006.
He is ordinary member of the Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics (IUMPA) at the technical University of Valencia (UPV).
Since 2010 he responsible for the Ada-Lovelace-Projekt Trier.
Ulf Friedrich received his diploma degree in Applied Mathematics from Trier University in 2009. He finished his PhD thesis “Discrete Allocation in Survey Sampling and Analytic Algorithms to Integer Programming” in 2016.
Dominick Gallo was born in Saarlouis, Germany. In 2016 he received his M.Sc. degree in Applied Mathematics from Trier University. Since April 2016 he is a PhD student at the department of Applied Mathematics at Trier University and member of the research training group on Algorithmic Optimization.
PhD Student, ALOP Associate
Patrick Groetzner was born in Trier, Germany. In 2014 he received his M.Sc. degree in Business Mathematics at Trier University. Since 2014 he is research assistant at the working group of Prof. Dr. Mirjam Dür at Trier University. In 2016 he became a associated member of the research training group on Algorithmic Optimization.
Gennadij Heidel was born in Nikolaev, Ukraine. He obtained his master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Trier in 2016. Since then he has been a PhD student in the ALOP research training group, working on low-rank tensor techniques.
Daniel Hoffmann received his master’s degree in Mathematics in March 2017 from the University of Kaiserslautern. Since April 2017 he is a PhD student at the Department of Mathematics at the University of Trier and member of the research training group ALOP.
Dennis Kreber was born in Trier, Germany. He received his M. Sc. degree in Applied Mathematics from the Trier University in March 2016. In the following month he became a PhD student and a member of the research training group on Algorithmic Optimization.
Christina Müller studied Business Mathematics at Ulm University and Trier University. After receiving her M.Sc. in 2014 she started working as a scientific assistant at the Department of Biogeography at Trier University. Her Phd project is a joint work between the research group of Prof. Dr. Sachs (Numerics) and the research group of Prof. Dr. Veith (Biogeography). In 2016 she joined the RTG on Algorithmic Optimization as an Associate Member.
Mohammad Asim Nomani was born in Lucknow (Rudauli), India. He received his bachelor degree in Statistics in 2012 and master’s in Operations Research from Aligarh Muslim University, India. Mr. Nomani joined the ALOP since September 2016. His area of research is Multi-criteria optimization with application to Survey Statistics.
Ekkehard Sachs was born in Frankfurt (Main), where he also started his studies in Mathematics. He obtained in 1972 a Diploma from the RWTH Aachen and in 1975 a doctoral degree from the Technical University Darmstadt, where he also finished his habilitation in 1980. He served as an assistant professor at the Technische Universität Berlin from 1979 until 1982 and as assistant and associate professor from 1982 until 1986 at the North Carolina State University. He held full professor positions at the Universität Trier from 1982 until 2015 and at Virginia Tech from 2000 until 2008. Since 2015 he is a senior research professor at the Universität Trier.
PhD Student, ALOP Associate
Christina Schenk received her B.Sc. and M.Sc degrees in Applied Mathematics in 2011 and 2013 from Trier University. Since 2013, she has worked as a scientific assistant in the research group of Prof. Dr. Volker Schulz on PDE-Constrained Optimization at Trier University. Ms. Schenk became an associate member of the research training group on Algorithmic Optimization in April 2016.
Principal Investigator, Speaker
Volker Schulz received his diploma (M.Sc.) in mathematics from the University of Augsburg in 1990 and his PhD in 1996 form the University of Heidelberg, where he also finished his habilitation in 2000. From 1999 to 2001, he served as head of the research group on nonlinear optimization and inverse problems at WIAS, Berlin. Since 2001, he is full professor at Trier University.
He is a member of the editorial boards of the journals SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, Computing and Visualization in Science, Acta Applicandae Mathematica and Mathematical Modeling and Applied Computing. He is the speaker of the DFG-funded research training group on Algorithmic Optimization.
Frank Seifried holds a PhD from University of Kaiserslautern, where he was an assistant professor for mathematical finance from 2011 to 2015. In 2015 he joined Trier University as a professor for probability theory. He is a scientific advisor of Fraunhofer ITWM Research Institute and serves on the editorial board of Mathematical Methods of Operations Research.
Martina Shaw was born in Burbach (Siegerland). After emigrating to the U.S. in 1983, she returned to Germany in 2015 and joined the RTG ALOP in April 2016. Her education and professional background is in legal administration.
Martin Siebenborn has received his Diploma in Applied Mathematics from Trier University and later, in 2014, his PhD. Since then, he is a postdoctoral researcher focused on PDE-constrained optimization. Furthermore, Martin Siebenborn is a member of the GAMM Juniors since 2016.
Laura Somorowsky was born in Trier, Germany. In 2014 she received her M.Sc. degree in Business Mathematics at Trier University. From 2014 to 2016 she was scientific researcher at the working group of Prof. Dr. Ekkehard Sachs at Trier University and then became a member of the ALOP research training group.
Christian Vollmann was born in Trier, Germany. In August 2016 he received his M.Sc. degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Trier and joined the RTG on Algorithmic Optimization as a PhD student.
Julian Wagner was born in Trier, Germany, where he also started his studies in Mathematics. After receiving his M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Trier in 2014 he worked as a scientific assistant at the department of Economic- and Social Statistics at the University of Trier. In 2016 he joined the RTG on Algorithmic Optimization as a PhD student.
Yida Zhu was born in Shanghai, China. He received his M.Sc. degree in Mathematics from University Hamburg in Mai 2016. Since then he has been a PhD student in the ALOP research training group, working on Greedy Strategy.