Prof. Michael Hintermüller

Research Interests:

  • Non-linear and non-smooth optimization
  • Control of partial differential equations
  • Algorithms for nonlinear programming with noisy data
  • Numerical algorithms for inverse problems
  • Shape optimization and level set methods
  • Semismooth Newton methods
  • MPECs in function spaces
  • Image processing

Current Projects

Marie Curie Actions: Innovative Training Networks (ITN)Marie Curie Actions: Innovative Training Networks (ITN)
Optimal Shape Design of Air Ducts in Combustion EnginesOptimal Shape Design of Air Ducts in Combustion Engines (>> more)
Project Head: M. Hintermüller, K. Knall (Math.Tec)
April 16, 2018 - March 4, 2021
The Berlin Mathematics Research Center MATH+The Berlin Mathematics Research Center MATH+
 Equilibria for Energy Markets with Transport
Project Head: M. Hintermüller, V. Mehrmann, C. N. Rautenberg
January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2021
 Optimal transport for imaging
Project Head: P. Dvurechensky, M. Hintermüller, V. Spokoiny
January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2021
 Direct Reconstruction of Biophysical Parameters Using Dictionary Learning and Robust Regularization
Project Head: M. Hintermüller, T. Schäffter
January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2021
SFB/TRR 154: Mathematical Modelling, Simulation and Optimization Using the Example of Gas NetworksSFB/TRR 154: Mathematical Modelling, Simulation and Optimization Using the Example of Gas Networks
 Multicriteria optimization subject to equilibrium constraints at the example of gas markets (>> more)
Project Head: M. Hintermüller
October 15, 2014 - June 30, 2022
SPP 1962: Non-smooth and Complementarity-based Distributed Parameter Systems: Simulation and Hierarchical OptimizationSPP 1962: Non-smooth and Complementarity-based Distributed Parameter Systems: Simulation and Hierarchical Optimization
 Generalized Nash Equilibrium Problems with Partial Differential Operators: Theory, Algorithms, and Risk Aversion (>> more)
Project Head: M. Hintermüller, T. Surowiec (HU Berlin)
January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2019
 Optimal Control of Elliptic and Parabolic Quasi-Variational Inequalities (>> more)
Project Head: M. Hintermüller
September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2019
 Coordination Funds (>> more)
Project Head: M. Hintermüller
September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2019
 Simulation and Control of a Nonsmooth Cahn-Hilliard Navier-Stokes System with Variable Fluid Densities (>> more)
Project Head: M. Hintermüller, M. Hinze (Uni Hamburg)
January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2019

Former Projects

  • Fully adaptive and integrated numerical methods for the simulation and control of variable density multiphase flows governed by diffuse interface models (SPP1506 project 15, funding: DFG)
  • Mathematical Modeling, Analysis, and Optimization of Strained Germanium-Microbridges (ECMath Project OT1, funding: Einstein Foundation)
  • Optimal design and control of optofluidic solar steerers and concentrators (ECMath Project SE5, funding: Einstein Foundation)
  • Optimal Network Sensor Placement for Energy Efficiency (ECMath Project SE15, funding: Einstein Foundation)
  • Free Boundary Problems and Level Set Methods / FREELEVEL (MATHEON Project A-AP24 / SFB MOBIS subproject funding: DFG / FWF)
  • Modeling and optimization of phase transitions in steel (2003-2014, MATHEON Project C11, funding: DFG)
  • Optimal control of phase separation phenomena (2009-2014, MATHEON Project C28. funding: DFG)
  • MPECs in Function Space (SPP1253 project, funding: DFG)
  • Interfaces and Free Boundaries (2006-2013, START Project, funding: FWF)
  • Numerical minimization of nonsmooth energy functionals in multiphase materials (2010-2012, MATHEON Project C31, funding: DFG)
  • Adaptive Finite Element Methods in Constrained Optimal Control (NSF Project, funding: National Science Foundation (USA))
  • Efficient Solution Techniques For Constrained Heat Phenomena (funding: FWF)