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Bernhard Schmitzer


Department of Mathematics
TU München
Boltzmannstraße 3
85748 Garching
Office: 02.10.038
Phone: +49 (0) 89 289 17488
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I am interested in convex analysis, optimal transport, geometry, and adaptive numerical optimization applied to problems in image processing, shape analysis, and machine learning.

Short CV

Jan 2019 - Emmy Noether Junior Group Leader at the Math Department of the TU München.
Project title: Numerical analysis and extensions for optimal transport
Oct 2016 - Dec 2018 PostDoctoral Researcher at the Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics Pfeil at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster in the group of Benedikt Wirth Pfeil.
Oct 2014 - Sep 2016 PostDoctoral Researcher at CEREMADE Pfeil, Université Paris-Dauphine.
Mentored by Gabriel Peyré Pfeil. I was a member of the MOKAPLAN Pfeil team.
Oct 2010 - Sep 2014 Doctoral Student in the Image & Pattern Analysis Group Pfeil at Heidelberg University, advised by Christoph Schnörr.
Doctorate in Applied Mathematics (Dr. rer. nat.) for Dissertation "Isometry Invariant Shape Priors for Variational Image Segmentation" Pfeil, defended in May 2014.
Oct 2009 - Sep 2010 M.Sc. in Physics ("Quantum Fields and Fundamental Forces") at Imperial College London
M.Sc. Thesis with Fay Dowker Pfeil on Causal Sets
Oct 2006 - Sep 2009 B.Sc. in Physics at Würzburg University
B.Sc. Thesis with Wolfgang Kinzel Pfeil on Chaos Synchronization