Institute for Mathematical Optimization
Technische Universität Carolo-Wilhelmina zu Braunschweig
Technische Universität Carolo-Wilhelmina zu Braunschweig
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May 2020

  • Our paper C. Hojny, I. Joormann, H. Lüthen and M. Schmidt, "Mixed-integer programming techniques for the connected max-k-cut problem" has been published in Mathematical Programming Computation. The full text can be seen here!

February 2020

  • Paul Manns has been named the James Hardy Wilkison Fellow at Argonne National Laboratory (Chicago, IL) and will start his fellowship in fall 2020. Congratulations, Paul!

  • Our paper "Approximation Properties and Tight Bounds for Constrained Mixed-Integer Optimal Control" has finally been accepted for publication in SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization!

January 2020

  • Manuel Kudruss successfully defended his thesis on real-time nonlinear model predictive control for humanoid robots at Heidelberg University. Congratulations, Manuel!

October 2019

  • Paul Manns successfully defended his thesis on approximation properties of sum-up rounding for mixed-integer PDE constrained optimization. Congratulations, Paul!

  • Andreas Tillmann joins IMO as a PostDoc.

April 2019

  • Our paper M. Kudruss, P. Manns and C. Kirches. "Efficient Derivative Evaluation for Rigid-body Dynamics based on Recursive Algorithms subject to Kinematic and Loop Constraints" has been accepted for publication in IEEE Control Systems Letters.

March 2019

  • Our paper P. Manns, and C. Kirches. "Improved Regularity Assumptions for Partial Outer Convexification of Mixed-Integer PDE-Constrained Optimization Problems." has been accepted for publication in ESAIM: Control, Optimisation and Calculus of Variations.

February 2019

  • Our paper L.C. Hegerhorst-Schultchen, C. Kirches, and M.C. Steinbach. "On the Relation Between MPECs and Optimization Problems in Abs-Normal Form" has been accepted for publication in Optimization Methods and Software.

  • Sebastian Stiller and Christian Kirches join the organizing committee for OR 2020 in Braunschweig!

  • Dr. Imke Joormann heads a junior research group within the Braunschweig Cluster of Excellence SE2A. Congratulations!

November 2018

  • Christian joins the Program Committee for 58th IEEE CDC in Nice.

August 2018

  • Our paper J.L. Herold, C. Kirches, and J.P. Schlöder. "A phenomenological model of the time course of maximal voluntary isometric contraction force for optimization of complex loading schemes." has been accepted for publication in the European Journal of Applied Physiology.

  • Our paper U. Bau, N. Baumgärtner, J. Seiler, F. Lanzerath, C. Kirches, and A. Bardow. "Optimal Operation of Adsorption Chillers: First Implementation and Experimental Evaluation of a Nonlinear Model-Predictive-Control Strategy" has been accepted for publication in Applied Thermal Engineering.

  • Rebecca Nahme joins IMO to conduct a joint PhD project with Volkswagen Smart Production Lab.

July 2018

  • Enrique Guerrero successfully defended his PhD thesis "Real-Time Optimization for Estimation and Control: Application to Waste Heat Recovery in Heavy Duty Trucks" at Heidelberg University. Congratulations!

  • Paul Manns will talk about regularity assumptions for MIOCP at IFIP TC7 in Essen.

  • Four talks by IMO members will be given at ISMP 2018 in Bordeaux.

May 2018

  • Our special issue of Optimization Methods and Software on the occasion of the 5th International Conference on Mathematical Software, 11-14 July 2016 in Berlin has appeared.

  • Our contribution M.N. Jung, C. Kirches, S. Sager, S. Scholl. Computational Approaches for Mixed-Integer Optimal Control Problems with Indicator Constraints has been accepted for publication in a special issue of the Vietnam Journal of Mathematics in honour of the 70th birthday of Hans Georg Bock.
    Many happy returns, Georg!

  • The Antrittsvorlesung by Christian Kirches takes place on Wednesday, May 30, at 5 pm.

  • Our contribution T. Fischer, T. Kraus, C. Kirches, and F. Gauterin. Demonstration of a Nonlinear Model Predictive Control of a Thermal Management System for Electric Vehicles in Real-Time has been accepted for presentation at the 2nd IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications in Copenhagen.

April 2018

March 2018

  • Two papers (1, 2) have been accepted for publication in Optimization Methods & Software.

  • Christian Kirches and Christian Clason (Duisburg-Essen) will chair Section S16 "Optimization" at GAMM Annual Meeting 2019 in Vienna.

  • Christian joins the IPC program chairs for NMPC 2018 in Madison, WI, U.S.A.

February 2018

  • Lilli Bergner successfully defended her PhD thesis "Fast Numerical Methods for Robust Nonlinear Optimal Control under Uncertainty" at Heidelberg University. Congratulations!

  • Felix Lenders successfully defended his PhD thesis "Numerical Methods for Mixed-Integer Optimal Control with Combinatorial Constraints." at Heidelberg University. Congratulations!