Optimization problems: doc.funds project funded by FWF

Optimization problems accompany us all the time in our every-day life. For example supermarkets guarantee the supply by optimizing the route of transportation of their goods, electricity providers optimize the supply with electricity, and highways are built in a way such that cars produce as little noise as possible. For this, discrete, stochastic, which means influenced by randomness, and continuous mathematical models are used, which need to be analyzed.

In order to solve such problems, it is often essential to have a multi-perspective view and combine the knowledge of several mathematical sub-disciplines to create synergies. In crossing these borders lies a great innovative potential.

It is the aim of the doc.funds doctoral school and its nine professors from the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Klagenfurt to provide PhD students with the mathematical knowledge necessary for understanding and solving challenging mathematical questions, coming from optimization problems in every-day life.

About the person

The mathematician Michaela Szölgyenyi is a full professor for Stochastic Processes at the Department of Statistics at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt since 2018, since 2020 she is also head of department. Before that, the 32-year-old Austrian worked at ETH Zurich, WU Vienna, and JKU Linz. Her research focus lies in numerics and analysis of stochastic differential equations and stochastic optimization.


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