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Short CV

Personal Details

  • Born in 1969 in Kiel, Germany
  • Married (1998) to Maria, 6 children: Kolya Noah (2001), Larissa Deborah (2002), Jannik David (2005), Katharina Joanna (2007), Viktoria Eva (2012), Anastasia Lea (2014)


  • 1990-1998: Studying (mainly) mathematics and physics in Clausthal, Marburg, Kiel, all in Germany
  • 1998: M.Ed. in mathematics and physics, University of Kiel
  • 1998: M.Sc. in mathematics, University of Kiel, Germany
  • 2001: Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, University of Kiel, Germany

Former and Current Positions

  • 1998-2001: Research Assistant, Mathematical Institute, University of Kiel, Germany
  • 2001-2003: Postdoctoral Fellow (NSERC, MITACS) at the Department of Mathematics, UBC, Vancouver, Canada
  • 2003-2008: Senior PostDoc in the Financial Mathematics Group at RICAM, Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • 2005-2007: External Lecturer at JKU Linz, Austria
  • 2005-2008: Project Leader of the FWF-Project P17947 on Computing Optimal Portfolio Policies under Partial Information
  • Since 2008: Professor at the Department of Mathematics, University of Kaiserslauten, Germany

The current position was a Heisenberg professorship financed by the DFG for the first 5 years. This support is gratefully acknowledged.