Florian Messerer

PhD Student

Short Bio

Florian Messerer received a B.Sc. in Microsystems Engineering from the University of Freiburg, Germany, in 2016 and a M.Sc. in Mathematical Engineering from KU Leuven, Belgium, in 2018. He then came back to Freiburg to join the Laboratory for Systems, Control and Optimization as research and teaching assistant. Since March 2020, he is pursuing a PhD under the supervision of Prof. Moritz Diehl.

Research Interests 

Efficient algorithms for uncertainty-aware (robust, stochastic, dual) nonlinear optimal control / model predictive control, sequential convex programming and generalized Gauss-Newton methods


assisting in the organization of the following courses:

  • semester course on numerical optimization, since WS2018/19 (https://www.syscop.de/teaching/ws2020/numerical-optimization)
  • semester course on numerical optimal control, since SS2019 (https://www.syscop.de/teaching/ss2020/numerical-optimal-control-online)
  • semester course on optimization, since WS2019/20 (https://www.syscop.de/teaching/ws2020/optimierung-b-sc)