W1 Professor | Senior Scientist
Room 03.315 | Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen Nürnberg. FAU DCN-AvH Chair for Dynamics, Control, Machine Learning and Numerics – Alexander von Humboldt Professorship.
+49 9131 85-67043
I am a W1 Professor at FAU DCN-AvH – Chair for Dynamics, Control and Numerics – Alexander von Humboldt Professorship at the Department of Data Science at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg.
Before joining FAU, I held an Imperial College Research Fellowship in the Department of Aeronautics, where I also received a PhD and a Master Eng. in Aeronautics degrees. Alongside my PhD, I held a research position in Engineering Science at the University of Oxford. I was awarded a Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Fellowship at WHOI (2015) and an EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship (2018).
My work spans optimization, dynamical systems, fluid mechanics, and partial differential equations (PDEs). In particular, I seek to study nonlinear differential equations using a mix of mathematical analysis and numerical tools for convex optimization. I used this multidisciplinary approach to derive a priori scaling laws for heat transport problems and, more recently, to construct numerical schemes that provably approximate global optimizers of nonlinear PDE-constrained problems. I am also interested in developing fast algorithms for large-scale optimization problems with structure, especially conic problems and polynomial optimization problems.
PhD Thesis: Construction of optimal background fields using semidefinite programming (May 2018)
• WS 22/23: Conic Optimization and Applications (lectures and exercises)
• WS 22/23: Mathematik für Ingenieure B1 (exercise class in English)