Prof. Dr. Jochen Garcke

E-mail: garcke(at)
Phone: +49 228 73 60451
Room: 6.003
Location: Wegelerstr. 6
Institute: Institute for Numerical Simulation
Research Areas: Research Area B2
Interdisciplinary Research Unit D3-5

Academic Career


Dr. rer. nat., University of Bonn

2004 - 2006

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia

2006 - 2011

Postdoctoral Research Fellow / Junior Research Group Leader, DFG Research Center Matheon / TU Berlin

Since 2011

Professor (W2), University of Bonn and Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing (SCAI), Sankt Augustin

Research Profile

My research area is numerical mathematics with emphasis on high-dimensional problems and machine learning. On the one hand the numerical treatment of high-dimensional applications, often in the form of partial differential equations from physics, chemistry, biology, or finance, with sparse grids and low rank tensor approximations and on the other hand the application of modern methods from computational mathematics into machine learning and data mining are the focal points of my research. For high-dimensional data analysis I am investigating nonlinear dimensionality methods.

The further investigation of machine learning approaches from a numerical mathematics viewpoint will provide additional insights for these algorithms, while recent probabilistic views on numerical methods from a machine learning viewpoint will extend the understanding on that side. The analysis of big data from numerical simulations with machine learning approaches will be another focal point, for many practical applications more sophisticated data analysis approaches for the complex numerical simulation data are needed. Furthermore, recent results provide a new mathematical way to integrate domain knowledge into the data analysis, further research on this is necessary, in particular for data arising from the natural sciences and engineering.

Research Projects and Activities

BMBF VAVID - Vergleichende Analyse von ingenieurrelevanten Mess- und Simulationsdaten

ITEA3/BMBF Flex4Apps – Plattform für Anwendungsflexibilität in Cyber-Physical Systems

BmWi - MathEnergy

BMBF - P3ML - Projektgekoppelter, Potentialorientierter und Praxisintegrierter Erwerb von ML Engineering Wissen

Publication List

MathSciNet Publication List (external link)

ArXiv Preprint List (external link)

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