Interdisciplinary Welcome Week

The qualification program of our Research Training Group will start with an Interdisciplinary Welcome Week. The purpose of this week is to familiarize all PhD students, who might have very diverse backgrounds from computer science, engineering, mathematics, and physics, with interdisciplinary interactions and to also strengthen the bond within the cohort across discipline boundaries.

Introductory Intensive Course Period

The following six weeks are organized as an Introductory Intensive Course Period to provide basic competencies in the main research areas of our Research Training Group. The key goals of this intensive teaching period will be to familiarize all PhD students with the mathematical foundation and application foci which are crucial for the RTG projects, to continue bridging interdisciplinary language gaps and in general to strengthen the cohesiveness of the cohort. The six courses are devoted to the following topics:

  • Data acquisition and analysis/machine learning
  • Optimization and optimal control
  • Sparsity and low-rank approximation
  • Uncertainty quantification
  • (Partial) differential equation based-modeling and solvers
  • Multiscale problems