Algorithmic Optimal Control - CO2 Uptake of the Ocean

Prof. Dr. Thomas Slawig

Head of the Research Group

Christian-Albrechts-Platz 4, R. 1201 (CAP 4)
Phone: +49 431 880-4490
Telefax: +49 431 880-7618
ts@informatik.uni-kiel.de

Research interests

  • Parameter optimization in climate models, especially marine ecosystem models
  • Climate modeling and simulation
  • Optimal control
  • Algorithmic/ Automatic  Differentiation
  • Computing on hardware accelerators
  • Numerical Mathematics
    • E-Learning

Teaching


You can find out more about teaching at Kiel University here.

Lectures in other institutions:

Teaching at Escuela Politecnica Quito, Ecuador

Summer 2004 Summer school: Optimal Control of Partial Differential Equations Lecture and tutorial

Teaching at TU Berlin

Winter 2006/07 Programming methods in Mathematics 
Lecture, Practical Course
Summer 2006 Algorithmic Differentiation Integrated lecture
Winter 2005/06 Programming methods in Mathematics Lecture, Practical Course 

Summer 2005

Linear algebra for engineers

Organisation and tutorial

Winter 2004/05

Linear Algebra for engineers

Organisation and tutorial

Summer 2004

Numerical Mathematics 1 for engineers

Lecture

Winter 2003/04

Programming methods in Mathematics

Lecture, practical course 

 

Seminar on modelling


Summer 2003

Numerical methods and uncertainty analysis in climate models

Seminar with Hermann Held (PIK)

 

Introduction to Numerical Mathematics 

Tutorials

Winter 2002/03

Programming methods in Mathematics

Lecture, practical course

 

Seminar on modelling


Summer 2002

Numerical Mathematics 1 for Engineers

Tutorials

 

Numerical methods and Applications of nonlinear Optimization 

Seminar

Winter 2001/02

Nonlinear Optimization 

Tutorials

 

Seminar on modelling

 

 

Analysis 1 for Engineers

Tutorials

Summer 2001

Numerical Mathematics 1 for Engineers

Tutorials

 

Seminar on modelling


Winter 2000/01

Mathematics for environmental engineers

Lecture

Winter 1999/2000

Modelling with differential equations

 Lecture

Summer 1998

Nonlinear Optimization

Tutorials

 

Higher Mathematics 1 for Engineers

Tutorials

Winter 1997/98

Modelling with differential equations

Tutorials

Summer 1997

Praktical Mathematics 1

(Numerical Mathematics for mathematicians)

Tutorials

Winter 1996/97

Practical Mathematics 2 

Tutorials

Summer 1996

Practical Mathematics 1

Tutorials

Winter 1995/96

Mathematics for environmental engineers

Tutorials

Summer 1995

Numerical Mathematics 1 for engineers

Tutorials

Winter 1994/95

Practical Mathematics 2 

Tutorials

Summer 1994

Practical Mathematics 1 

Tutorials

Winter 1993/94

Numerical Mathematics 2 for engineers

Tutorials

 

CV

Professional Experience

  • since 2007: Professor at the Department of Computer Science, Kiel University, Head of the junior research group A3: CO2 Uptake of the Ocean in the cluster of excellence "Future Ocean" 
  • 2007–2008: Trainings for tutors of Mathematics at TU Berlin
  • 2007-2009: freelance trainer for principles of teaching at universities (Mathematics), adult education and NLP
  • 2007: Researcher TU Berlin, Department of Mathematics, Project ProFit: Numerical Simulation of person movement, Heads: Günter Bärwolff, Hartmut Schwandt
  • 2001–2006: Research assistant, TU Berlin, Department of Mathematics, Research group: Optimizations of partial differential equations, Head: Fredi Tröltzsch
  • 1999–2000: Researcher at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Department Data and Computation, Project ModEnv - Modeling and Simulation Environment, Head: Rupert Klein
  • 1993–1998: Researcher, TU Berlin, Department of Mathematics, Research group: Nonlinear Optimization, Head: Karl Kunisch
  • 1993: NaFöG-PhD bursary

Scientific Education

  • 2005: Habilitation in Mathematics, TU Berlin, Algorithmic Differentiation in simulation and control of differential equations ("Algorithmisches Differenzieren in Simulation und Steuerung von Differentialgleichungen"), Reviewers: Fredi Tröltzsch, Andreas Griewank, Matthias Heinkenschloss,
  • 1998: Dr. rer. nat. TU Berlin, Area optimization in fluid mechanics (Navier-Stokes-equations), ("Gebietsoptimierung in der Strömungsmechanik (Navier-Stokes-Gleichungen)") Reviewers: Karl Kunisch, Hansgeorg Jeggle
  • 1993: Diploma in Mathematics, TU Berlin, Main areas: Numerical Mathematics, differential equations, fluid mechanics
  • 1986–1993: Studies in Mathematics, TU Berlin

Further Education

  • 2009: Teaching Trainer for NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) according to the rules of DVNLP e.V.
  • 2004: Trainer for NLP according to the rules of DVNLP e.V.
  • 2003–2004: Training as communication coach (coach für adult education) at Spectrum KommunikationsTraining Berlin
  • 2002–2003: Training as a NLP Master-Practitioner
  • 2001–2002: Training as a NLP Practitioner
  • 2006–2007: further training: Nonviolent Communication, among others with Marshall Rosenberg
  • 2006: Teaching and learning for teachers
  • 2006: Teamwork
  • 2006: Creativity techniques
  • 2005: Comminication and group dynamics 
  • 2004: Gender-specific aspects of teaching and learning 
  • 2003: Motivate students
  • 2002: Composition of lectures and large group events
  • 2002: Project work in teaching (all: ZE Kommunikation TU Berlin)

Self-Administration

  • since 2009: Representative of the Faculty of Engineering in the project steering group E-Learning at Kiel University
  • 2008–2009: Spokesperson of the junior team leaders of the excellence cluster "Future Ocean"
  • 1995–1998: Member of the Department Council of Mathematics and a variety of committees at TU Berlin

Memberships

  • SIAM - Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
  • GAMM - Gesellschaft für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik (Society of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics)
  • DMV - Deutsche Mathematikervereinigung (German Association of Mathematicians)

Reviewer for

  • SIAM J. Control Optimization, SIAM J. Scientific Computing, Comp. Optimization and Applications, Comp. Methods in Science and Engineering, Inverse Problems
  • DFG