Max Planck Fellow Group
Mathematical Optimization and Machine Learning

The Max Planck Fellow Program promotes the collaboration of outstanding university teachers with scientists of the Max Planck Society.
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Sebastian Sager, professor at Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, has been appointed Max Planck Fellow and will head the Mathematical Optimization and Machine Learning research group at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems for five years starting October 1, 2023.

The group's main focus is on the application driven development of optimization methods, the close connection to machine learning, and an efficient implementation on computers. Main technologies and fields of expertise comprise nonlinear and integer optimization, as well as optimal control. A specialization is in numerical algorithms for mixed-integer optimization with differential equations. Most of our mathematical models arise from applications from chemical engineering and Power 2 X processes.

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