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Matthias Heinkenschloss
Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics
Rice University
6100 Main
Houston, Texas 77005-1827

heinken _at_ rice.edu
Phone: 713-348-5176
Fax: 713-348-5318

Office: Duncan Hall, Room 3088

Bio Sketch

I am a Noah G. Harding Chair and professor in the Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics at Rice University. I received my PhD in Mathematics at the Universität Trier, Germany, in 1991. Prior to joining Rice University in 1996, I was an assistant professor (Wissenschaftlicher Assistent) in the Department of Mathematics at the Universität Trier and in the Department of Mathematics at Viginia Tech.

Curriculum Vitae: CV, NSF-style CV.

Research Interests

My group's research is concerned with the design and analysis of mathematical optimization algorithms for nonlinear, large-scale (often infinite dimensional) problems and their applications to science and engineering problems.

Specific research areas include large-scale nonlinear optimization, model order reduction, optimal control of partial differential equations (PDEs), optimization under uncertainty, PDE constrained optimization, iterative solution of KKT systems, domain decomposition in optimization.


Applications come in form of parameter identification, optimal control, or shape optimization problems. The snapshots above are samples from work performed in my group.