We use mathematics to control real-world systems better

The research focus of the laboratory is on optimization and control with a current application focus on mechatronic and renewable energy systems. The core area of expertise are embedded optimization algorithms, i.e. methods for real-time optimization on embedded platforms, with a focus on nonlinear systems. The work of the group spans from dynamic system modelling and optimal control problem formulations. The group’s interdisciplinary work is located between numerical mathematics, computer science, and control engineering.


Open Postdoc (PhD) Position

The lab currently looks for a postdoc in the field of computational control and optimization, to take a leading role in the development of open source software and to supervise a team of research assistants and PhD students in two newly established research projects.​

DFG Project on Optimization of Cyclic Processes Granted

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) will support a coordinated research collaboration of the Systems Control and Optimization Lab with groups in Aachen and Bielefeld.