Dietmar Hömberg

Vitalii Aksenov, Ingo Bremer, Martin Eigel, Holger Heitsch, René Henrion, Nina Kliche, Robert Lasarzik, Luisa Plato, Andreas Rathsfeld, Janina Schütte, David Sommer

Anke Giese

Master's degree candidates:
Hanyue Hu, Toluwani Okunola

External PhD student:
Maximilian Reiter

from left to right:
Vitalii Aksenov, Ingo Bremer, Martin Eigel, Anke Giese
Holger Heitsch, René Henrion, Dietmar Hömberg, Nina Kliche
Robert Lasarzik, Luisa Plato, David Sommer, Janina Schütte, Andreas Rathsfeld


The research group is concerned with problems in optimization and optimal control as well as inverse problems regarding up-to-date technical and economical applications. Research tasks range from theoretical questions regarding analysis and numerics of these problems to the development of efficient numerical algorithms and software to the point of the solution of application problems. In their research, the group touches almost all main application topics of the WIAS and concentrates on the topics

  • stochastic and non-smooth optimization
  • inverse problems for random surfaces and data
  • optimal control of multi-field and multi-scale problems


We organized the Workshop “Frontiers of Stochastic Optimization and its Applications in Industry” which took place from May 10 - 12, 2023.

Our PhD student Luisa Plato was awarded for the best Master's degree at the Dies Mathematicus on November 25, 2022 at the TU Berlin.