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We are delighted to host a summer school on the topics optimization and dynamical systems. It is organized by the Research Training Group 2224 on Parameter Identification and takes place at the University of Bremen, September 03 - 07, 2018. It aims at giving a broad overview on the rich fields of optimization, dynamical systems, their intersections (as optimal control), and corresponding real-world applications. We are therefore glad to announce Matthias Gerdts, Roland Herzog, and Sven Leyffer as main lecturers, who will not only introduce these topics, but give an insight into current research areas. Further speakers will give different perspectives and a deeper insight to more specialized topics. The program is completed by a poster session and extracurricular activities (like a mathematical city tour through Bremen).



Prof. Dr. Matthias Gerdts
Engineering Mathematics
Universität der Bundeswehr München (Germany)

Optimal Control for Ordinary Differential Equations and Differential Algebraic Equations
Prof. Dr. Roland Herzog
Numerical Mathematics and PDEs
Technische Universität Chemnitz (Germany)

Optimization with Partial Differential Equations - Theory and Numerical Solution
Prof. Dr. Sven Leyffer
Mathematics and Computer Science Division
Argonne National Laboratory (USA)

1) Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Optimization: Modeling and Methods for Convex Problems
2) Methods for Nonconvex Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Optimization
3) Mixed-Integer PDE Constrained Optimization

Further speakers

Prof. Dr. Michael Dellnitz
Chair of Applied Mathematics
University of Paderborn (Germany)

Set Oriented Numerical Methods for Dynamical Systems
Prof. Dr. Sébastien Gros
Electrical engineering
Chalmers University of Technology (Gothenburg, Sweden)

Direct Optimal Control: Introduction and some recent results & applications
Prof. Dr. Sebastian Sager
Head of MathOpt group
Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg (Germany)

Mixed-integer optimal control
Prof. Dr. Jens Starke
Institute of Mathematics
University of Rostock (Germany)

Multiscale Analysis of Macroscopic Behavior in Complex Systems
Prof. Dr. Andrea Walther
Mathematics and its Applications
University of Paderborn (Germany)

Algorithmic Differentiation for Optimal Control Problems
Prof. Dr. Hasnaa Zidani
OC team
ENSTA ParisTech (Paris, France)

Control problems of ordinary differential equations: Maximum Principle and Dynamic Programming approaches

Organization committee

The whole committee can be found here.


We gratefully acknowledge the support of this summer school by the DFG Research Training Group 2224 on Parameter Identification at the Center for Industrial Mathematics, University of Bremen. We are further glad to be listed as an official summer school of the GAMM Juniors Series of Summer Schools in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics.
Thanks to Matthias Knauer for his help in setting up this website.