Prof. Dr. Christian Kirches

Christian Kirches
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Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Christian Kirches
Universitätsplatz 2, Room 602

Hours: by appointment  
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Skype: christian.kirches

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Research Statement

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

Bio Statement

Christian obtained a diploma (in 2007), a doctorate (in 2010), and Habilitation (in 2018) in mathematics 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. From 2013 to 2017, Christian led a junior research group on optimization of uncertain systems at Heidelberg University. Christian held interim professorships for numerical mathematics in Heidelberg and for mathematical optimization at Braunschweig. In 2017, Christian assumed the chair of mathematical optimization at Braunschweig. He was awarded a Klaus-Tschira prize (2011) for publicly understandable science in mathematics and a Hengstberger prize (2014) for junior scientists of Heidelberg University. Christian is a founding member of the Braunschweig DFG Cluster of Excellence "SE²A". 

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

Research Projects

BMBF Industriemathematik LEOPLAN (2020-23) 
DFG SPP 1962 (2019-22) 
DFG Cluster of Excellence "SE²A-Sustainable and Energy Efficient Aviation" (Founding Member, 2019-26) 
BMBF KMU-innovativ VEOTOP (2018-21) 
BMBF KMU-innovativ ODINE (2018-21) 
BMBF Industriemathematik MOReNet (2017-20) 


BMBF Industriemathematik MoPhaPro (2016-19)
DFG SPP 1962 (2016-19)
BMBF Industriemathematik GOSSIP (2013-16) 
EU FP7 KoroiBot (2013-16) 
EU FP7 EMBOCON (2010-13)


Clemens Zeile, 2021 (referee)
Alberto De Marchi, 2021 (referee)
Dr. Johannes L. Herold, 2021 (second)
Dr. Lisa C. Hegerhorst-Schultchen, 2020 (second)
Dr. Manuel Kudruss, 2020 (second)
Dr. Paul Manns, 2019 
Dr. Enrique Eduardo Guerrero Merino, 2018 
Dr. Daniel Rose, 2018 (referee) 
Dr. Lilli Frison, née Bergner, 2018  
Dr. Felix Lenders, 2018  
Frederik Magnusson, Ph.D., 2016 (referee)


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