Prof. Michael Hintermüller

Director of the Weierstrass Institute and
Head of Research Group "Nonsmooth Variational Problems and Operator Equations"
Professor for Applied Mathematics at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Founding Coordinator of BR50
Unit Technology and Engineering

Spokesperson of MaRDI
Mathematical Research Data Initiative

Chair of MATH+
Center of Excellence


Current research interests comprise the theory, design and analysis of algorithms in

  • Mathematical Image Processing
  • MPECs in Function Space
  • Nonsmooth Optimization
  • PDE-Constrained Optimization
  • Shape and Topology Optimization

Recent applications include

  • Elasticity: contact, cracks, etc.
  • Image deblurring, denoising, demodulation and segmentation
  • Interface and free boundary problems
  • Modelling, simulation and optimization in the context of gas networks
  • Optimal control of multiphase flows and droplets


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