Master Theses in Nonlinear Optimization
The topics of Master Theses in nonlinear optimization are in general related to specific applications or deal with analytical questions regarding optimization. Depending on the topic and preferences, the thesis includes scientific aspects from numerics, analysis, partial differential equations or stochastics. Typically, the topic covers specific tasks of ongoing projects from mathematical research collaborations as well as projects with engineers or industrial partners.
The application of a thesis is as follows. In an initial meeting Prof. Ulbrich discuss possible topics of your thesis with you. Thereby suggestions and preferences of your research interests can be taken into account. Afterwards you have four to six weeks to get familiar with the topic and to complete the literature research. Then you and your supervisor define jointly the aim, the organizational process and the schedule of your work in connection with official notification of the Examination Secretariat. During writing your thesis your supervisor or a research assistant is available to answer your questions.
Passing one of the exams “Introduction of Optimization”, “Discrete Optimization” or “Nonlinear Optimization” gives you the prerequisite for writing a thesis in our group. In addition, it is highly recommended to participate at an optimization seminar. Programming knowledge is advisable.