Chair in Mathematical Optimization

Prof. Dr. Claudia Schillings

Prof. Dr. Claudia Schillings

Welcome to the Mathematical Optimization Group in the Institute of Mathematics at the University of Mannheim.

Our research focus is on applied and computational mathematics, in particular optimization, inverse problems and uncertainty quantification. We are interested in the theory, development and analysis of methods for the proper treatment of uncertainties in inverse and optimization problems. We work at the interface of applied mathematics and statistics, which is an exciting and fast-growing area of research. Applications include engineering, environmental, physical and biological systems, e.g., groundwater flow problems, shape uncertainties in aerodynamic applications or nano-optics, biochemical networks and finance.


The chair offers courses in the area of optimization, uncertainty quantification, inverse problems and data science. Please check the course websites for information on current and future lectures and also for material of running lectures.


Please check the research page for an overview of the research interests in the group.


For individual information on the members of the chair please check their profiles.