Heidelberg Graduate School HGS MathComp

HGS MathComp Curriculum

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Core Courses
Compact Courses
info  Numerical Solutions of Partial Differential Equations with DUNEP. Bastian, St. Lang, Chr. Engwer, St. Müthing Mar. 24-28, 2014 ECTS-Points: 3
Abstract, registration & information:
Registration required
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Location:
INF 368 / IWR R 432 & OMZ U011, U012
Time:
9:00
ECTS-Points:
3
info  Computational methods in chemistryProf. A.Dreuw, Dr. S.Faraji Mar 31st-Apr 4th, 2014 09:00-18:00 ECTS-Points: 3
Abstract (PDF)
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Location:
OMZ, INF 350, U014 & U012
Time:
9:00
ECTS-Points:
3
info  Computer Vision and OptimizationProf.Dr. F. Hamprecht, T. Beier April 7- April 11, 2014 ECTS-Points: 2
Location:
HCI, Speyerer Str. 6
Time:
9:00
ECTS-Points:
2
info  Probability Theory vs. Financial Derivatives: Probability Wins!Prof. Donald Richards May 12th - 16th, 2014 ECTS-Points: 3
Abstract, registration & information:
This course consists of three parts. The first part provides a brief introduction to the subject of probability theory, reaching the intermediate graduate level in the subject; the prerequisite for this part of the course entails only a good background in calculus.

The second part of the course will cover applications of probability theory to the analysis of certain financial derivatives and structured investment products that have played central roles in the extreme behavior of the financial markets since 2000.

In the last part of the course, the class will analyze the prospectuses of some financial derivatives and structured products. Students will be carry out a real-time analysis of these financial instruments. Thus, the overall goal of the course is to instruct students in the importance of basic probability theory for the everyday analysis of novel financial
instruments.
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Location:
IWR, INF 368, Room 520
Time:
9:15
ECTS-Points:
3
info  Robot- and Computer VisionPD Dr. Christoph Garbe Jul 28 - Aug 1, 2014 ECTS-Points: 3
Abstract, registration & information:
Acquire knowledge of image processing and computer vision approaches for robotic applications
Location:
HCI, Speyerer Str. 6
Time:
9:00
ECTS-Points:
3
info  Light field based ImagingProf. Dr. Bernd Jähne July 28 - July 30, 2014 ECTS-Points: 2
Location:
HCI, Speyerer Str. 6, SR H 2.22
Time:
10:15
ECTS-Points:
2
info  Short Tutorial Presentation on Linear Model Predictive ControlProf. R.Longman August 4, 2014, 9 - 12 ECTS-Points: 1
Abstract, registration & information:
Linear model predictive control (LMPC) should be a special case of nonlinear model predictive control (NMPC), but the formulation is rather different. This is a tutorial presentation of the usual mathematics associated with LMPC, starting with differential equations fed by a zero order hold, conversion to discrete time, quadratic cost optimal control properties with penalty functions, conversion of standard difference equation model to the LMPC form, design of the ILMC control law, and some pitfalls and difficulties with the approach.
Abstract (PDF)
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Location:
HCI, room 2.22, Speyerer Str 6, 69115 Heidelberg
Time:
9:00
ECTS-Points:
1
Key Competence Courses
info  Financial Education - Über die Eigenverantwortlichkeit des HandelnsMichael Müller & Maximilian Scheidt 15 July, 2014,16:00-19:00 ECTS-Points: 1
Abstract, registration & information:
Den TeilnehmerInnen werden neben den grundlegenden Kenntnissen der Versicherungs-
und Finanzwirtschaft vor allem die 10 goldenen Regeln vermittelt, welche den Grundstein eines erfolgreichen Vermögensaufbaus darstellen.


Bitte hier registrieren:
http://hgs.iwr.uni-heidelberg.de/Portfolio_HGS/VERANSTALTUNGEN/reg_form/reg_form.php?id=96
Abstract (PDF)
Location:
Im Neuenheimer Feld 368, 520
Time:
16:00
ECTS-Points:
1
info  Gesunder Geist und gesunder KörperGabriele Braun 06.03.2014 ECTS-Points: 1
Abstract (PDF)
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Location:
IWR, INF 368 & Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft, INF 700, 69120 Heidelberg
Time:
9:00
ECTS-Points:
1
info  Strategies for a Successful DoctorateDr. Ute Leidig June 25 & 26, 2014, 09:00h - 17:00h ECTS-Points: 2
Abstract, registration & information:
/ Description:
Usually, the doctoral thesis is the first large academic writing project a doctoral student has to complete. Mastering it successfully requires high levels of motivation as well as strategies for the effective organization of work and daily life.
In this course, we will treat the dissertation as a personal project that can be planned and carried out using special techniques.

We will focus on the following topics:
- Identifying the phases of a project and their core tasks: situation analysis, goal definition, project structure plan and project action plan
- Work-Life-Balance: which goals do I want to spend my time on?
- Weekly planning and prioritising: how do I distribute my tasks over the week and avoid time pressure?
- Analysing personal strengths and weaknesses: what do I need to improve and how can I plan my development?
- Communicating effectively with my supervisor: how do I plan and carry out goal-oriented dialogs?
- Creating an academic network

In the course you will apply the techniques learned by planning your individual doctoral project and evaluate your working behaviour.
Link for more information
Location:
Seminarzentrum D2, Room 2, Bergheimer Straße 85, Entrance Fehrentzstraße
Time:
9:00
ECTS-Points:
2
info  Writing Grant ProposalsDr. Philipp Mayer July 10, 2014, 09:00h - 12:30h ECTS-Points: 1
Abstract, registration & information:
/ Description:
Writing grant proposals is a demanding task because evaluation committees expect clear and concise texts. In addition, grant proposals differ in structure and style from other forms of academic writing.

In this workshop, we answer three questions:
- What are characteristics of high-quality grant proposals?
- What are appropriate text structures for proposals?
- Which strategies help to accelerate the preparation of proposals?

Programme:
- Functions of grant proposals: planning, communication, persuasion, contract
- Refining research ideas, choosing and narrowing topics
- Section structure of proposals: problem statement, aims and objectives, literature review, methodology, timetable, budget, etc.
- Differences between proposal writing and paper writing
- Characteristics of high-quality proposals: clarity, correctness, consistency, conciseness, confidence

Activities and time duration:
The workshop includes lectures and exercises. In the exercises, participants analyse sample proposals and draft components of their own proposals.
Half day-workshop: 9 am to 12.30 am or 1.30 pm to 5 pm

Preparation:
- Please think of a research question you want to tackle in your next research project. Describe the problem your research is going to solve (a few sentences are fine). Please bring your notes to the workshop.
- Please ask your supervisor or your colleague for a well-prepared grant proposal. Note the section structure of the proposal and bring this information to the workshop.
Link for more information
Location:
IWR, Room 520, INF 368, 69120 Heidelberg
Time:
9:00
ECTS-Points:
1

Workshops & Schools
Workshops
info  FOMOCOG 14 - Formal Models of (Dis)Ordered Cognitionvarious March 24 - 26, 2014, 9:00-18:00 ECTS-Points: 2
Abstract, registration & information:
Computational modeling and simulation of human cognition is an emergent multidisciplinary field of research promising breakthroughs for both basic research and applications. There is already a wide range of notable examples illustrating the successful application of computational modeling in cognition from models of working memory to intelligent tutoring systems. However, many psychiatric and neurological disorders involve characteristic cognitive deficits that still are poorly understood on a process level.
Quantitative cognitive process models promise to contribute towards filling the explanatory gap between models of basic neural mechanisms and high-level cognitive abilities. Mathematical methods and computational tools for process modeling, which have a long success story in other disciplines, e.g. chemical engineering, may help to address the challenges and potential pitfalls arising in this approach. A successful implementation, however, requires a broad range of skills and knowledge.
Therefore, in this challenge workshop, we bring together experts from the different fields of cognitive modeling, cognitive disorders, and process modeling. The aim is to facilitate the exchange about research questions in domains like psychiatry, neuroscience, or cognitive science, which may be addressed by methods of process modeling. We will discuss the available methodological approaches and tools as well as their limitations in order to foster effective future collaborations.
The focus of this workshop will be on higher cognition and its disorders, including process models of the underlying neural activity. A methodological focus will be on effective parameter estimation methods, model validation procedures, model-based optimum experimental design, and the application of these methods to models of cognition.

Target Audience
Researchers interested in quantitative models of cognition, particularly higher cognition and models of dysfunctional cognition. Relevant fields include psychiatry, geriatrics, psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, mathematics, economics, computer science, statistics, and related fields. The workshop is also open to doctoral and graduate students.

Example topics
- Studies on process-related aspects of disordered
cognition
- Cognitive models of planning and problem-solving
in psychiatric disorders
- Tracing cognitive activity in real-time using model-
supported EEG/fMRT
- Process-interpretation of fMRT connectivity
analyses
- Modeling age-related decline in cognitive abilities
- Modeling of cognitive effects of neurotransmitter
dysbalances and psychopharmacological
interventions
- Axiomatic analyses of modeling frameworks
- Tractable mathematical formulations of cognitive
models
- Parameter estimation
- Model discrimination and validation
- Model-based optimum experimental design
Link for more information
Location:
Internationales Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg (IWH), Hauptstraße 242, 69117 Heidelberg
Time:
9:00
ECTS-Points:
2
info  Introduction to German Academic CultureDr. Nils Reschke 06 May 2014 13:00 - 17:00; 07 May 2014 09:00 - 17:00 ECTS-Points: 1
Abstract, registration & information:
Every academic culture in general as well as individual disciplinary cultures in particular are characterised by shared basic assumptions and practices that are acquired during the course of study and are handed down and upheld in the practical context at universities and in professional work. It is easy to overlook the fact that basic assumptions and practices of this type are also moulded by cultural differences that not only enrich academic exchange at the international level, but sometimes also impede it. For example, problems can arise at the social level, i.e. with regard to interaction, communication and co-operation, or can be related to the level of academic traditions, i.e. structures of thought and argument.
The goal of the workshop is to make the inherent basic assumptions, rules and expectations of the German academic culture comprehensible to international doctoral candidates and to strengthen their adaptation capabilities. One of the essential objectives of the workshop is to facilitate entry into the foreign culture for the participants in order to reduce stress, misunderstandings and uncertainty and thus to ultimately contribute towards optimal utilisation of personal, time-related and financial resources.

Main focus areas:
- The cultural framework (individual and cultural patterns)
- Underlying structures (comparison of the implicit rules, values and convictions of the German academic system)
- Action-oriented skills 1 (social interaction with colleagues and supervisors)
- Action-oriented skills 2 (academic argumentation)

>Registration required<
Please use the link below to register for the workshop:
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Location:
IWR, INF 368, 69120 Heidelberg, Raum 520
Time:
13:00
ECTS-Points:
1
info  Common tools for learning and image analysisProf.Dr. F. Hamprecht May 12-16, 2014 ECTS-Points: 2
Location:
BioQuant Building, INF 267
Time:
9:00
ECTS-Points:
2
info  Analyzing postcolonial weblogs with literary and computational methodsvarious July 11th, 2014, 10:00-16:00 ECTS-Points: 1
Abstract, registration & information:
The junior research group “From the Caribbean to North-America and Back” (Transcultural Studies, University of Heidelberg) and the Heidelberg Graduate School of Mathematical and Computational Methods for the Sciences are organizing the interdisciplinary workshop “Under construction. Analyzing postcolonial weblogs with literary and computational methods.” The workshop makes academic approaches to personal weblogs accessible which include the very divergent areas of postcolonial literary studies, computational and engineering sciences. The main object of the event is to mediate a dialogue between the various disciplines. For this purpose, three scientists will give us insights into their research: Prof. Dr. Dagmar Monett Díaz from the Berlin School of Economics and Law, who will talk about the Cuban Blogosphere and its census; Andreas Schieber from the Technical University of Dresden, who will discuss the method of content extraction in weblogs; and Chantal Marquardt from the University of Mannheim, who will elaborate on literary approaches to Francophone North African weblogs.
Abstract (PDF)
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Location:
IWR, room 520, INF 368
Time:
10:00
ECTS-Points:
1
Schools
info  KoroiBot Summer Schoolvarious Sep 22 - Sep 27, 2014 ECTS-Points: 3
Abstract, registration & information:
The KoroiBot Summer School will be held in Heidelberg from September 22nd to September 26th 2014 at the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing at the University of Heidelberg. The Summer School will consist of lectures and hands-on tutorials designed to give students at MSc and PhD level an insight on different approaches used for analysis and generation of humanoid motions. A poster session provides the opportunity for the students to present their ongoing work.

Program
Topics will include:
- Acquisition, Representation and Mapping of Human Motion to Humanoid Motion
- Humanoid motion generation within the task-space formalism
- Dynamic modeling of anthropomorphic systems
- Offline and online optimal control methods for human and humanoid motions
- Inverse optimal control for the analysis of human movement
- Bayesian model comparison for movement primitive selection
- Whole-body torque estimation / whole-body feedback linearization.
Abstract (PDF)
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Location:
INF 368, room 432, 69120 Heidelberg
Time:
8:15
ECTS-Points:
3

Further Studies
Lectures
info  Modeling and Simulating the Neuromuscular Mechanisms of Human MovementDr. Massimo Sartori Mar. 18, 2014; 14:15 ECTS-Points: 0
Location:
HCI, Speyerer Straße 6, Raum 2.22
Time:
14:15
ECTS-Points:
0
info  Optimization with PDEs: Parameter Estimation and Optimal Experimental DesignDr. Thomas Carraro Wed. 11:00-13:00, Fri 09:00-11:00 ECTS-Points: 8
Abstract, registration & information:
The lecture gives an introduction to the theory and numerics of optimization problems in which partial differential equations (PDEs) occur as constraints. The following topics are covered:
- Parameter estimation: estimation of parameters in elliptic and parabolic PDEs;
- Ill-posed inverse problems: estimation of distributed parameters in elliptic PDEs;
- Optimal experimental design with PDEs: estimation and optimization of the covariance of the parameters;
- Optimal control of PDEs.
Link for more information
Location:
INF 293 / URZ SR 215
Time:
11:00
ECTS-Points:
8
Block Lectures
info  Modellierung biologischer MakromoleküleMarkus A. Lill, PhD June 23 - July 3, 2014, 10:00 - 13:00 ECTS-Points: 2
Abstract (PDF)
Location:
INF 368 / IWR R 220
Time:
10:00
ECTS-Points:
2