In the frame of the Magdeburg Lectures on Optimization and Control
Series every semester 3-4 experts from the field of control and
optimization are invited.
The lecture series is jointly organized by the Department of Electrical Engineering (Prof. Rolf Findeisen), the Department of Mathematics (Prof. Volker Kaibel, Prof. Sebastian Sager), the Max-Planck-Institute Magdeburg (Prof. Peter Benner) and the Center for Dynamic Systems.
Katja Mombaur is a full professor at the Institute of Computer
Engineering of Heidelberg University and head of the Optimization,
Robotics & Biomechanics Chair, as well as coordinator of the
Heidelberg Center for Motion Research. She holds a diploma degree in
Aerospace Engineering from the University of Stuttgart and a Ph.D.
degree in Mathematics from Heidelberg University and has worked as a
researcher at Seoul National University and in LAAS-CNRS in Toulouse. In
2020, she will join the University of Waterloo as Canada Excellence
Chair for Human-Centered Robotics & Machine Intelligence. Her
research focuses on understanding human movement by a combined approach
of model-based optimization and experiments and using this knowledge to
improve motions of humanoid robots and the interactions of humans with
exoskeletons, prostheses and external physical devices.